The great team from St+art Urban Art Festival just announced their second edition in Mumbai! After the successful completion of the Mahatma Gandhi mural at Churchgate Station, St+art India Foundation is happy to announce the St+art Mumbai 2017 Urban Art Festival.
Having previously organised 6 St+art festivals in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad creating iconic landmarks within all these cities, the St+art festival returns to Mumbai after the previous edition in 2014. With support from Asian Paints and associations with Mumbai Port Trust (MBPT), Western Railway, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Singapore Tourism Board, Bonjour India, Institut Français and JSW Group amongst a host of other partnerships with cultural institutions and embassies, St+art Mumbai 2017 will bring to the city 40 Indian and international artists.
Rooted around re-discovering the city through art and urban design interventions, St+art Mumbai 2017 will host five art projects between October 18 and December 30, 2017, which will reflect on the nature and DNA of the city of Mumbai by working in some of its most significant, yet historically and contextually different locations – Churchgate Station, Mahim (E), Sassoon Dock and Jindal Mansion.
The festival will mobilise artists to create murals, an experiential exhibition, performances, workshops, curated tours, screenings, talks and many more interventions, which will bring various creative communities together. The aim is to connect these areas of modern Mumbai, which seem so distant from one another, yet are part of a shared history and explore how integral these spaces have been to the cultural history and development of the city.
On the onset of St+art Mumbai 2017, Mr. Amit Syngle, President-Sales, Marketing, Technology & Home Improvement, Asian Paints Ltd. said “Like every year, we yet again hope to add a bit of vibrance to the city and uplift the moods, spirits and lives of the Mumbaikars. We want to take art to the masses and make it accessible to a wider range of spectators. The idea is to open spaces to dialogues, conversations and culture creation through the lens of the city.”
Arjun Bahl, Co-Founder & Festival Director, St+art India Foundation said, “We are delighted to be back in Mumbai for the 7th edition of the St+art festival. The curated projects will enable people to discover a different side of the Maximum City, spaces which are usually taken for granted. A project of this scale isn’t possible without a strong team and partners and I would like to thank Asian Paints, Mumbai Port Trust, Singapore Tourism Board, JSW, Bonjour India and our team for their continuous support to realize St+art India’s dream.” – Press Released
Great event India!!!
Tomás Cardoso//ISSA Team