Isha Ambani unveils Reliance Foundation "Holistic Healing" Art Project in Mumbai

Ms. Isha Ambani, a Director of telecom services provider Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), recently launched "Holistic Healing" a new public art project at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.
Through this initiative, Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of energy and petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), aims to introduce cutting-edge, contemporary art to the Indian public.  
"It also offers patients and their families an opportunity to experience the extraordinary power of visual art. Holistic Healing offers a unique opportunity to introduce site-specific artworks by contemporary artists," a press release from the foundation said.
The release said 12 of India’s leading contemporary artists have created nine works of art to change the atmosphere of the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. 
"Splashing color, shape and rhythm to corridors of the hospital, the art simultaneously provokes thought and evokes conversation.  Rohini Devasher, Shilpa Gupta, Reena Saini Kallat, Suhasini Kejriwal, Sandeep Mukherjee, Sachin George Sebastian, Praneet Soi, Thukral & Tagra and Raqs Media Collective have all created the site-specific works which will be placed across various locations within the hospital," it said.
“Holistic Healing hopes to transform the environment of a hospital into a space that transports the viewer outside the confines of its walls. This initiative at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre will further motivate us to continue our work in the art world. We are truly delighted to be part of this inspiring collaboration with some of India’s leading contemporary artists," Ms. Ambani, daughter of RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, and his wife Nita Ambani, Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, said.
As part of the launch, a panel discussion was held celebrating the new works of art at the hospital. Moderated by Dr. Deepanjana Klien, International Head of Classical and Contemporary South Asian Art at Christie’s, the panel featuring artists Sree Goswami, Shilpa Gupta, Reena Kallat, Sumir Tagra and Jiten Thukral discussed the significance of Public Art in India.
One of the Reliance Foundations’ key ongoing missions is to promote and offer opportunities and platforms for Indian art locally in India and at various institutions around the globe, the release added.


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