ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Monsoon Festival, an initiative of Red Earth, celebrates its 17th edition in 2022. A well-established cultural festival, with editions spanning Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur since 2006, it receives critical and popular acclaim.
The multi-arts festival foregrounds the diverse experiences of India’s grandest season through multiple mediums of artistic creativity; rekindling classical sensibilities as well as celebrating contemporary expression.
Red Earth is an independent arts organisation based in Jaipur and Mumbai, which engages with diverse forms of cultural expression, from Indian contemporary art to design, performing arts, educational programmes, and other experiential projects.
TMF 17: DECODING THE MUMBAI MONSOON EXPERIENCE
Decoding the Mumbai Monsoon Experience
The festival re-appears in Mumbai after a long span; hence, in an attempt to reestablish its romance in Mumbai, this year the festival is themed around the Mumbai monsoon experience. The city has a rich monsoon culture unparalleled elsewhere in the country; and we believe that the festival will be of significant cultural importance, in being a landmark event that uncovers aspects of the Mumbai’s love-hate Monsoon experience; for the first time in this expansive way.
The festival research and documentation centres around varied sub-themes that are intrinsic to the Mumbai monsoon experience: from land-scapes and cityscapes; to the human experience and emotions attendant herein; objects and material culture; the matrix of cultural elements and tropes; and the dark side of the Monsoon.
The festival explores themes of burning contemporary relevance, addressing several concerns of ecology, culture and urban planning. Our varied multi-art events at prominent venues will create varied points of engagement across the city.