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[en]counters16 - Bori Bunder @ Platform 8



[en]counters16 - Bori Bunder @ Platform 8

[en]counters16 - Bori Bunder @ Platform 8 is curated, promoted and organized by ArtOxygen, in partnership with Art Together Ltd (Hong Kong), Avid Learning, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art – The Arts Trust, Palladium - Mumbai's Premier Lifestyle Destination (India), TAG Contemporary (Italy) with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre powered by Lavazza and sponsored by Turkish Airlines, UBI Banca.

Through their interventions, artists will look at how the city's diversity has enabled the development of a most unique, vibrant, anarchic urban fabric. The locations which have been identified are CST Terminus, High Street Phoenix Mall, and many other transit spaces around the city!


Artist Talk with Emilio Leofreddi, Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna

at the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai
16 November 2016, 7:30 pm


ArtOxygen together with the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre are pleased to host a special gathering with Italian artists Emilio Leofreddi, Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna. The artists are in India as part of ArtO2's latest edition of its annual public art festival [en]counters. They will present their ongoing projects that are being realised at the CST Terminus as they investigate its history and its present meaning in what is today one of the city's most crowded and diverse locations. What were their processes, approaches, challenges and findings from their interventions? What is the relevance of art in spaces that are not accustomed to encountering it? Can the viewer's exchange with the work, the artist transform their experience of the site? These are some of the many questions that the artists will be raising in this session.


Emilio Leofreddi Flying Carpet

The artist appropriates the digital print of the train ticket - that permits travel from one destination to another - and disfigures its pixels into knots of a carpet. He combines the traditional technique of the artisan with the electronic nodes of the ticket whose value is sealed within the frame of departure-destination. By deconstructing the visual monotony of the form and its content, Leofreddi splits the ticket into an oneiric space of smells, colours, touch where value is now generated by its cultural, social, religious function. The carpet, in flight, becomes a place for gathering, rest and prayer.

JJ College of Art, main hall | 14-18 October
CST Terminus | 22-23 October
Palladium Mall | 24-30 October
ICIA – The Arts Trust | 26-30 November


Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna Mumbai Matter Experience

The duo is interested in the interrelations between people, living beings, and materials. From these connections, they generate ‘morphogenetic fields’. In Mumbai, the artists will study primary organic and inorganic matter and how they are integral to the composition of the city. They will map the physical, social, economic properties of objects that will be collected and archived from a mining site, a riverbed, the railway station and other locations.

CST Terminus | 26-27 November
ICIA – The Arts Trust | 26-30 November
Multiple Locations | 3-4 December


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Date: Da Saturday, October 08, 2016 a Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Organized by : ArtOxygen

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Mumbai

Entrance : Free


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