Where the art is at The Space at 9/2, hosted Anahita Kayan
(in the above pic Astha Modi with Tanvi Kejriwal)
The word ‘Street’ in the title is all about reaching out to those who love and value art and building linkages between the art world and the community at large and also breaking down the elitist image of art itself. Artists such as Kanika Banka, Jit Chowdhury and Dr D among many others got together to create a visually baffling scenario where team blabberCat caught up with the gorgeous host and asked about her ideology.
“The space at 9/2 aims to enrich the cultural atmosphere of the city and the country encouraging, promoting, developing and nurturing the creative and aesthetic possibilities inherent within the community through stimulating art related activities. It’s not just about doodling; graffiti is also Art, and to highlight the importance of freedom of expression we gave out a corner or a wall from this lovely space to each of these artists to re-create it in their own bizarre way.” Said Anahita.
Before we look at the genius work, we must bring to your notice that the delicious nibbles were catered Corner Courtyard and our favourite dish was the Chicken Waffle. Along with that we loved the selection of Champagne and cupcakes to go with it. We especially loved the decor of vintage trunks and a modern signage to set the glorious tone for the event.
Jit Chowdhury Jitch was one of the most interesting artists we literally bumped into, as he fancied us with his style of dressing and look over-all. His work at the exhibit was called ‘The Devil is in our Mind’.
Here are some of our favourite picks:
‘The Awakening’ Isha Pimpalkhare.
The mural ‘Love in a Coffee Shop’ Shristie Budhia – an interactive way to reach out to its audience with a notebook that had the phrase ‘There is so much I want to say to you’ stamped on 2 conspicuous pages which you would take a moment to spot.
Accordion style art Dr. D
‘Je Suis Light’ Aparupa Ghosh