Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

Touted as India’s biggest cultural street festival, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) is back with a bang. In 2019, the festival celebrates two glorious decades of art and culture, across various forms and communities including design, cinema, theatre, dance, literature and much more. The festival is centered on a theme each year. This year, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival commemorates 20 years of its inception and also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The festival this year is paying tribute to Bapu’s philosophy and contribution to the nation. The nine-day festival that began today, February 2, will conclude on February 10.

Take a look at art installations that caught our eye.

Warping Time

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The artwork by Ankita Saigal and Nishka Dabriwala comprises of wheels that take us forward as we weave together the past and present glory of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

Kaali Peeli

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Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The photo exhibition by Rachel Lopez features colourful, and often overlooked ceiling designs of Mumbai taxis. Probably the largest gallery of Mumbai taxi ceiling art and designs.

Kalantar – Time Travels

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The artwork by Mahesh Bariya and Raksha Pareek has hourglass as a measurement of time depicting time travel.

Wish Factory

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Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

As every grain of sand in time unites with the heap below, a new unstoppable dream is being born in Mumbai. All of these dreams are protected by a giant horse – the ancient symbol of luck.

Knight in Shining Armor

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The interactive structure composes of mirrors and sustained glasses that intends to encapsulate the colourful memories of the KGAF.

Kalptaru

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Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The wish-fulfilling tree portrays the dark realities of life.

The Infinite Spindle

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

Time is a continuous process of existence, encompassing the past, present, and future.

Roots to Sky

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The installation by Toybank is about a play-filled childhood ensuring a bright future.

Sah Rangi

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The installation depicts Kala Ghoda’s 20 years of celebration. Kala Ghoda has been an outcome of constant reflections of the manifold colours of the city.

Touch The Art

Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar
Image Source: Sonali Pimputkar

The installation conceptualised from the quality of three structures – Jehangir Art Gallery, David Sassoon Library and Rhythm House; all to be housed under one roof depicting the platform that Kala Ghoda provides to the artists.

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