Unique art transforms Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

In order to bring more art into the historic estate of Raj Bhavan Mumbai, the government has opened its doors to Floating Canvas Company, an online art subscription startup and one of the winners of Maharashtra Startup Week. The company has a mandate to bring more art into government offices and estates as well as public spaces, and Raj Bhavan was chosen as the perfect canvas to kickstart this project. Rahul Singh Yadav, co-founder and chief curator, Floating Canvas Company, explained, “As an enterprise, we are always on the lookout for spaces that can do justice to their work. And we couldn’t have asked for one more iconic and inspiring than Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan.” With over 30 artworks installed across two Raj Bhavan heritage bungalows, the project features works of contemporary artists and photographers like Praveen Yarramilli, Janil Gada, Rhea Gupte, Viraj Mithani, Ramesh Nannware, Shraddha More, Sajid Wajid Shaikh, Prashant Chaugule, Suzanne Dias, Pratap Chalke, Isha Pimpalkhare, Rohan Dahotre and Aniruddh Mehta. Maharashtra Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao welcomed the initiative: “It’s heartening to see the younger generation coming up with innovative ways to support artists and their craft.” Aseem Gupta, secretary, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra, also lauded the effort, saying: “When we conceptualised Maharashtra Startup Week, the idea was to promote startups that had the potential to bring about transformational change. It gives me great satisfaction to see Floating Canvas Company, one of our winners, making big strides in that direction.”

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