St+art Mumbai 2017 Urban Art Festival launches Sassoon Dock Art Project to create a temporary cultural hub

St+art India Foundation recently launched the Sassoon Dock Art project as part of the St+art Mumbai 2017 Urban Art Festival. The Sassoon Dock Art Project, an exhibition saw site-specific installations, murals, audiovisual experiences, screenings, talks and curated tours.

With the support from Asian paints and associations with Mumbai Port Trust (MBPT), Singapore Tourism Board, Bonjour India, Institut Français and JSW Group among other partners, St+art Mumbai 2017 will bring 30 Indian and International Artists between November 11-December 30, to the Sassoon Dock with an aim to create a temporary cultural hub.

Speaking on the launch, Giulia Ambrogi, Co-founder & Festival Curator, St+art Foundation said, “Expanding at a very fast pace the city that never sleeps has spots lost in time. Everyone in Mumbai knows Sassoon Dock but very few have ever stepped in. The aim of the Sassoon Dock Art Project is to unlock an area, which is ready to be discovered, enlightening its narratives through art interventions of International and unique Indian artists. The Sassoon Dock Art Project is an ecosystem of its own to experience in an overall dialogue between the finest contemporary global urban art and the deepest local tradition.”

Amit Syngle, President-Sales, Marketing, Technology & Home Improvement, Asian paints Ltd. said “Like Every year, we yet again hope to add a bit of vibrance to the city and uplift the moods, spirits, and lives of the Mumbaikars. We want to take art to the masses and make it accessible to a wider range of spectators. The idea is to open spaces to dialogues, conversations and culture creation through the lens of the city.”

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