Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kala Ghoda 2013



The Kala Ghoda Art Festival, is a huge multicultural event, spanning across nine days.It generally starts from the 1st Saturday of February till the next Sunday.
In their 15th year now, the Kala Ghoda Association (KGA) has not only been promoting various artists and art galleries but is also actively contributing to the conservation of the area's architectural heritage.

beautiful Victorian structures like these dot the area...
The festival like every year was a treat to the senses.
Here are a few snippets from my perspective.

Highly ornamental


...to outright nude! 



Of colourful quilts...


and pretty patchworks!!




Art for everyone...









an array of Madhubanis

Weird Installations...














...to more meaningful ones!



the dynamic Dabbawalas of Mumbai!

Interesting interpretations




 Tetra pods at the Queen's Necklace

"when you come here all you see is love"








'plastic rain'

Puppets and folklore...






Contemporary clay art unfolds..



Lanterns & lamps of  every kind









Pure eye candy... 





Good old Blue pottery



to the ultra modern Pressed Glass!



Kitsch...




 more kitsch









Classic...

'Tholu Bommalata' -the traditional leather puppets from Andhra Pradesh.



Soap Bubbles anyone??



 You can never be too far from Bollywood, can you?

Indian Cinema celebrates its 100th year.

Wasp or Vespa ?? 







What a SPECTACLE...!! :)







Last year ended on a low note.
With horrific crimes committed against women surfacing, we saw a number of individuals/NGOs, standing up for the cause.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival was no exception.

One of the captions read,"Mee Kath Takali" which in Marathi means "I have shed my skin"!



 
Lavani dancers from Maharashtra.


 This installation below was a show stopper for me.
When I clicked this picture I thought it was just a set of bangles denoting women and the domestic violence they are subjected to.
But when I moved away from the picture  (viewed its thumbnail )I realized that the bangles were arranged to form a sketch of a woman!!!



Hope you enoyed this little journey!Do let me know your thoughts.



ALL IMAGES FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION.



Warm wishes,
AFHS.

7 comments:

  1. Awesome...lucky you to visit such a great art festival....fabulous post....

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    1. thank you Nayana!its a wonderful atmosphere out there!

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  2. All I can say.. is lucky you!! and I am soooooooooooooo envious!! what an amazing experience this must have been..

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  3. You have evolved into a photographer par excellence. Thanks for the visual treat.

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  4. Brinda madam

    Thanks for sharing amazing photographs of that event. Some of these photographs represent our rich cultural heritage which i am interested.

    Brinda madam this is Lamps of India message which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html

    Brinda madam please look into my Lamps of India message and share your inspirational comments.

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