The Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai, founded in 1990, is a leading center devoted to the Arts in India. With its commitment to creating a dynamic and informed community receptive to culture, it has functioned as an integral part of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The MPC began as a Center for the Visual Arts and continues to focus on contemporary art theory and praxis.
The MPC organizes lectures, panel discussions, audio-visual presentations, seminars, workshops, courses, public art projects and international conferences. The Center’s publications arm has created a series of monographs, books, and posters related to its programs. By emphasizing the idea of pluralism and fostering cross-cultural exchange, the MPC has facilitated the exploration of ideas, perspectives, form, process and materials central to contemporary art and culture.
In 1997, the MPC established the Architecture Forum to foster a spirit of inquiry and introspection amongst architects, students and the community. The Architecture Forum expanded its horizons in 2004 to form The Contemporary, which is committed to new ways of seeing and thinking in and through the arts. The Contemporary has adopted an interdisciplinary approach using academia, architecture, cinema, indigenous knowledge and folk-traditions to explore contemporary culture in India.
Children & Culture is a new education model initiated in 2008 to reach out to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. It explores the creative links between the arts and sciences and offers learning and teaching methods through painting and drawing, assemblage of found objects, design, performance, science, mathematics, art therapy and language tools.
Pursuing its vision to stimulate thinking and proactive individual action, the Center launched Campus, an initiative in continuing education. In 2009, short courses on the visual arts, humanities and sciences were introduced and a lecture series on South Asia has been launched recently as a part of this initiative.
Founder and Managing Trustee
Prashant Parikh | Anuradha Parikh
Amrita Gupta Singh