Heritage walk at the GVK Museum

Hamaara Sapna Members


Dharavi, Mumbai

19 May 2017

Heritage walk at the GVK Museum

The Jaya He museum at Terminal 2 (T2) of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It is an extraordinary creative and commercial collaboration between Rajeev Sethi, one of Asia’s leading design gurus, and the vice-chairman of GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd, G.V. Sanjay Reddy. GVK runs the T2. The only such trans-disciplinary, multi-arts space involving the work of 1,200 artists of different persuasions and regions.
It has been mounted all over T2, from stand-alone artefacts, some dating back to the 11th century, to new artworks and huge installations (some on walls as high as 18ft) with architectural elements. The museum blurs the boundaries between tangible-intangible, rural and urban, tribal crafts and fine art, painting and sculpture, industry and agriculture, home and commerce—mixing living traditions with historical legacies. By speaking of places, periods, people, materials and skills, it offers a robust socio-economic account of an India that has its roots in creative and cultural industries—many of them marginalized even today.

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