Isha Ambani recently launched ‘Holistic Healing’, a new public art project. This pioneering, first project was conceptualized for and unveiled at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai. Through this initiative, Reliance Foundation’s aim is 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.
Twelve 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.
Announcing the new project, Isha Ambani 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.”
As part of the launch, a panel discussion was held celebrating the new works of art at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation 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.
About Reliance Foundation:
Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions. Led by Founder and Chairperson Smt. Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation is relentlessly working towards facilitating transformative changes to ensure overall well-being and higher quality of life for all. Among India’s largest social initiatives, the Foundation is focused on addressing the nation’s development challenges in areas of Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Sports for Development, Disaster Response, Urban Renewal, and Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12 million people across India, in more than 12,500 villages and several urban locations.