Mumbai Art Room

The art scene in Mumbai was at its peak around the 70s and 80s and has recently regained momentum, attracting emerging artists and established players to experiment and tap into the opportunities being created. The Mumbai Art Room was founded in 2011 by Susan Hapgood, and is supported by a range of veteran art galleries in Mumbai.  It is known to showcase artists of international repute, and unusual means of expression. Take for example the exhibition titled Rehearsing the Witness: The Bhawal Court Case, a project by Zuleikha Chaudhari. It draws from the famed Bhawal case, which revolved around a wayfaring sanyasis identity, who was allegedly heir to one of the last big zamindari estates in erstwhile East Bengal. The project explores the idea of rehearsal-as-exhibition.

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