Indian Aesthetics Museum In Transit
Domus India|June-July 2019
Indian Aesthetics Museum In Transit

Spread across the environs of Terminal 2 of Mumbai’s international airport, the Jaya He Museum houses a diverse collection of art and installations, blending it with various aspects of the architecture, design and culture, thus creating a unique experience for those transiting through this large space

Sudha Ganapathi and Anuradha Shankar

A celestial being flies across a cloud.

Painted faces stare balefully through wooden bars.

A train chugs its way along the slope of a staircase.

Hot air balloons, cars, and space shuttles share space with the Moon riding a flying chariot drawn by antelopes.

A fountain engages with the senses of sound and touch, music playing as the hand is moved through the water.

A giant patchwork quilt stretches on endlessly.

Beautiful wooden doors with kolams and mandanas on the thresholds beckon you inside

A flock of noisy parrots fly past

A giant web entices you to come closer and explore

All this and more, is part of the unique and diverse collection of art and installations that make up the Jaya He Museum, within the unlikely environs of Terminal 2 (or T2) of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai. As with any airport, T2 is designed to allow for the constant flow of passengers, and most of this space is used for the necessary amenities, intended for the comfort and ease of those in transit. The Jaya He Museum brings art within this milieu, blending it with every aspect of the architecture, design and culture, thereby creating an aesthetic experience for those transiting through this large space.

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