Opening Spaces in the City: Sites/Contexts/Dialogues is an open discussion that will unravel the curatorial ideas and individual art interventions of the public art project Land of Mine, co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen in January - February 2012. This project explored the relations of land to the city of Mumbai delving into notions of home and belonging, landscape and territory, space and identity, borders and sharing, heritage and ownership.
This discussion will coincide with the opening of the exhibition Trespassers Only (organized by ArtOxygen and supported by Studio X) which is an extension of the collaborative public art project positioning art as an agency to engage with social issues, urbanism and the city. The exhibition will be interspersed with workshops, walks and film screenings.
Artists: Mansi Bhatt, Tushar Joag, Pradeep Mishra, Justin Ponmany, Prajakta Potnis, Sharmila Samant, Uday Shanbhag, Anupam Singh and Hema Upadhyay
Discussants: Zasha Colah, Darryl D’Monte, Leandre D’Souza, Claudio Maffioletti, Kaiwan Mehta, Amrita Gupta Singh and Rajeev Thakker
Exhibition Preview: April 20, 2012 | 6.00 pm
Workshops: April 21 and 23, 2012 | Facilitators: Sharmila Samant and Anupam Singh
Participating NGO: Community Outreach Programme (CORP) | By invitation only
Documentary Film Screenings: April 28, 2012 | 3.00pm onwards | Open to the public
• Garbage Warrior (2007) | A Film by Oliver Hodge
• The Fluid City (2011) | Edited by Kavita Pai
• Land(of)Mine (2012) | Edited by Kavita Pai