mumbai: st+art mumbai

© st+art / photography: akshat nauriyal

st+art india is a foundation led by creative director hanif kureshi which aims to connect india's budding community of urban artists with peers from across the planet by way of an urban arts festival. after a successful edition earlier this year in delhi, it's now mumbai's turn and the so-called st+art mumbai event is already in full swing. it brings together 20 of the best street indian and international street artists who've showed off their unique skills on iconic structures, quaint bylanes and major streets across this bustling metropolis. if you're in town, check out the calendar for a slew of related events, including murals, installations, performances, film screenings, stencil making workshops, pop up art exhibitions, walks and street talks.

a special highlight and must-see is magma vol. I + II, the city's first exhibition exclusive to street art. the first chapter, a process room where the streets will invade the indoor space, is held at st. jude bakery [1] in bandra. for the second chapter you'll have to head down south to upadrastha house [2] in kala ghoda where the show is embodies the refined culmination of the path from street to art. the list of artists participating in st+art mumbai includes yantr, akacorleone, dakudaan botlek and ranjit dahiya [on through nov 30]. location [1]: waroda road, ranwar [bandra west]. location [2]: 48 ghandi marg [kala ghoda].

© st+art / photography: akshat nauriyal