A unique exhibition at CSMVS in Mumbai introduced many Mumbaikars to the architectural delights of historical buildings in the city. The Look Up Mumbai exhibition consisted of photographs of ceilings from various places of note, making sure that Mumbaikars ‘look up’ to these iconic structures more frequently.
A lot has been said about Mumbai’s architectural heritage. While it has one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, it also has many examples of Neo-Gothic and Indo-Saracenic architecture. When a team of media artists and a photographer set out to best capture this staggering heterogeneity in the form of beautiful fish-eye photographs, it resulted in some stunning images.
Such images made up the Look Up Mumbai exhibition at the CSVMS Museum. With the help of a 3D DomeLab, the collection focussed on the ceiling architecture of some of Mumbai’s most beloved architectural icons. The team behind the exhibition consisted of media artists Sarah Kenderdine, Berndt Lintermann and Jeffrey Shaw in collaboration with Hong Kong photographer John Choy. Look Up Mumbai belongs to a series of art exhibitions that includes Heavens Gate (1987), Cupola (2004) and Look Up Kyoto (2004). Culture Trip brings you an inside look at the divine, almost celestial imagery that make up these notable ceilings of Mumbai.
A beautiful dome is found in the building for the Mumbai Municipal Corporation. It was built in 1893.
The stunning frescoes of the Cathedral of the Holy Name are a delight. A Roman Catholic cathedral, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Bombay. It was designed by WA Chambers and construction was completed in 1905.
The stunning Shree Siddhivinayak Temple was built in 1801. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the most popular religious spots in the city.
Mumbai’s very own T2 terminal wows people from around the world and has rightly joined these iconic buildings in the exhibit.