Rubber Stamp Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings)
2013
painted sculptural installation in FRP, metal
540 in. x 660 in. l 1372 x 1676 cm
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Installation view, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, Mumbai                                                        Courtesy: ZegnArt /Public India
 
Untitled-(Cobweb)
Since the Bhau Daji Lad Museum stands situated at Jijamata Udyaan (once called the Victoria Gardens) in the natural environment of the zoo, I wanted the sculpture to have an organic form, one that has some sort of a relationship to its surroundings. While thinking of the museum’s history and it’s mutating relationship to the city of Mumbai, what occupied my mind about the transforming city are the changing street names; in what manner streets define a city’s imagination and how their names speak to us about the people who occupy them. The Museum itself had undergone a change of name from the Victoria and Albert Museum to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, a century after its inception. Conceived at the time of the British rule, the museum and its collection narrate some of the earliest moments in the city’s history through its industrial and artisanal past, through the changing life patterns of its people across maps and historical photographs.…more
 
Untitled-(Cobweb)
Untitled-(Cobweb)
Untitled-(Cobweb)
Untitled-(Cobweb)