SqW:Lab and TARQ in collaboration with the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 are pleased to present The Show Windows: Mumbai – an international extension of the ongoing year-long project in Coventry, UK, curated by Charlie Levine.
The Show Windows: Mumbai brought to the city six site specific artworks over a period of six months, releasing three windows in November 2021 and three more in January 2022.
The windows featured two artists from Coventry, Emma Critchley and Tarla Patel, alongside four from India and the Indian Diaspora, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Samanta Batra Mehta, Mario d’Souza and Avantika Bawa.
All of these artworks, framed behind the window glazing of venues in Colaba, acted as picture book pages and mirrors in which to see new narratives and reflections of ourselves and the city. Linked into the SqW:Lab themes of the domestic and process, all these works look to the ideas of ‘home’ – something that has been in the forefront of our minds as we begin to emerge from them post Covid-19 lockdown.
Here’s a great article about the project by Dilpreet Bhullar where Vishwa Shroff explains more about the project and collaboration with Coventry, UK.