Shilpa Gupta, Untitled, 2011. Installation view of “Right to Dissent” at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, 2011. Photo: Sharmila Samant. Courtesy the artist and Clark House Initiative
Clark House Initiative is a collaborative practice about a place that, in sharing a junction with two museums and a cinema, mirrors the fictions of what these spaces could be. It is concerned with the freedom that “you don’t yet know you don’t have.”
It is located in an old office of the Thakur Shipping Company, which had links to countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Japan. Curatorial interventions in the space hope to continue this history of internationalism, experiment, and research in a different way.
The initiative was established in 2010 by Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma, as a curatorial collaborative based in Mumbai.