n An art installation depicting Water challenges of Mumbai, in collaboration with Vikram Bawa and Vikram Arora
n Unveiling marks the beginning of the global Creator Space™ tour by BASF
n Project celebrates 150 years of BASF
Mumbai, India – Acclaimed artist Brinda Miller unveiled her latest art installation, ‘The Last Drop’, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai today. An eight-foot tall tap, with an over-sized bucket half filled with water, portrays the city’s challenges pertaining to water accessibility and quality. This captivating art piece was unveiled today to launch BASF’s Creator Space tour, celebrating BASF’s 150th anniversary, and will remain on display until January 23, 2015.
The body of this tap is clad with smaller taps, drawing the viewer’s eye to images from the lens of photographer Vikram Bawa, which are projected onto the water in the bucket. This distinctive piece of art depicts various aspects of water related issues in the city, underlining the paradox of shortage of potable water and the floods from the overflowing Mithi River. Hardships involving water, women standing in long queues to fill their buckets and pots, lack of education, and awareness regarding environmental issues and water wastage form the basis of the concept for this installation.
At the Creator Space tour in Mumbai, more than 250 water experts, business professionals, NGOs, academia and interested citizens will discuss solutions to water challenges and other important topics.
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