ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
MAPPING AWARENESS ABOUT ART IN PUBLIC SPACES IN FORT AREA OF MUMBAI
Khushboo Bharti
 
ABSTRACT
Art in public space is a spatial and social phenomenon with the ability to produce intense emotions in audience as active receptors who constantly analyze the meaning of art thus contributing to the complete communication process of art creation. The way people think about the use of public art and the spaces around matters because the characteristics of these spaces such as the way they are designed , their accessibility and attractiveness, influence understanding of identities, general attitudes towards people, and politics. The knowledge and opinions about a place that a community has is important to understand as it is closely linked to awareness of these places among the community members. Several factors intertwine to create a sense of belonging for the arts in public space and other elements within it. This paper is an attempt to apply the quantitative methods to map awareness about public art in the Fort Area of Mumbai.
 
KEYWORD
Art Deco relief, belonging, Flora fountain, habitation, Hutatma Sculpture, participatory action, past, Pheroz Shah Mehta sculpture, Piloo Pochkhanawala’s installation, place, public art.
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