IFBE to hold its first Independence Day exhibition from Aug 15
IFBE is holding its ﬁrst annual Independence Day exhibition called ‘The Independence Project’. Situated in Mumbai’s oldest dockyards in Ballard Estate, IFBE has been revamped into a space that blends its past and the future. In honour of India’s 75th year of freedom and independence, the space will host an extensive program from August 15-20. Starting this year, every year the Independence project will serve as a crucible for torchbearers of openness, inclusivity, and unfettered thinking.
The space will launch the 6-day celebration with a photography exhibition titled ‘freedom looks good on you’ by Acqui Thami x The Dharavi Art Room. The show exhibits a series of original, specially commissioned photographs made by seven talented young artists – the ﬁrst ones in their families to go to college and to experience Mumbai outside of Dharavi everyday. Evocative and unexpected, the images will be available for sale, with all proceeds going towards the Dharavi Art Room.
The exciting Independence Day programme of events will include artists, ﬁlmmakers, doctors, dancers and theatre performers over the course of the exhibition.
Sarita Vijayan, the Programme Director of IFBE says, “We are delighted to present The Independence Project. At IFBE, we believe that the foundation of all meaningful creative pursuit is freedom, and also that the journey to achieve freedom begins from within. We dedicate the week of India’s Independence to amplifying free voices from across the country, through a variety of workshops, ﬁlm screenings, exhibitions and performances. Come to experience freedom, minus empty rhetoric and mindless jargon. Come to celebrate freedom with an open mind.”