Mumbai Art Room Annual Benefit
15 September - 20 September 2017
This year, our program gathers two leading Indian artists: Subodh Gupta and Dayanita Singh. The benefit will start with the launch of Dayanita Singh’s pocket museums at Mumbai Art Room from 15 September - 20 September. Along with this, Subodh Gupta has designed special limited editions made exclusively for Mumbai Art Room.
MUSEUM BHAVAN is a pocket museum, published by Steidl 2017.
When the nine mobile museums in Museum Bhavan began to find homes in more formal institutions, Singh decided to find a form that would allow her museums to be simultaneously disseminated in more domestic spaces: as a result, the larger wooden museums transformed into the pocket museum.
A unique handmade box that holds within it nine miniature concertina books that turn into exhibitions and a book of conversations, the pocket museum is waiting to be installed in your homes.
Is it a book? Is it an exhibition? Is it mass produced? Is it unique? Is it a work of art? With this, Singh invites you to become the curator of her work.
The pocket museums will be on sale at INR 5500.
In addition to Museum Bhavan and the special editions, Mumbai Art Room will be launching it's new direction as a curatorial lab on the evening of the 20th from 7.30pm - 9pm which is open to all.
Proceeds from the sales of the pocket museums and editions contribute to the annual program and operating expenses of Mumbai Art Room.