The Show Windows

SqW:Lab and TARQ in collaboration with the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 produced The Show Windows : Mumbai – an international extension of the ongoing year-long project in Coventry.

Featuring two artists from Coventry, alongside four from India and the Indian Diaspora, The Show Windows: Mumbai realised six site specific artworks over a period of three months.

Opening on Art Night Thursday, November 11th 2021, the first three 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. The second three were on view during Mumbai Art Night on 10th February 2022.

The windows in Mumbai have been conceptualised by Avantika Bawa, Emma Critchley, Mario d’Souza, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Samanta Batra Mehta, and Tarla Patel and celebrate the different interpretations of the idea of home, in keeping with SqW:Lab’s preoccupations with domesticity.

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