by Woman's first Artists' meet and we picked the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru for the occasion. Housed in a converted industrial building, MAP gives a unique feel. The approach to architecture is reflective of the trend in recent years for museums to repurpose industrial spaces, instead of constructing new buildings.
To paraphrase Reid Hoffman, from his book Masters of Scale, not all business decisions need be economic ones. There is more to business than just trade and commerce. To us business means value systems, support, mutualism, growth, knowledge-share and possibilities. So in our quest for partners, to build a meaningful, impactful brand, we came across this socially conscious organisation: Prashast.
As an artist you might fit into one or more of these categories: self-taught, certified, cubist, impressionist, surrealist, hobbyist, professional to name a few. Irrespective of this you might have dreamt, at least once, of becoming an art entrepreneur or artpreneur. Our in-house artist and advisor Anuradha Sachidev shares all the important aspects that you need to consider as you begin to think of yourself as an artpreneur.
‘by Woman’ exists because of my mother. I grew up watching her incredibly immersed while she would handcraft beautiful pieces. My father, younger sister and I would spend hours roaming room to room in our little apartment thinking which wall it could be placed. There are millions of such fathers and sons and daughters who see their wives and mothers and daughters create magic with their hands, every day. 'by Woman’ is for them- a wall in the room of the world to showcase their talent.
The Woman wonders if a granddaughter of the decade following 2030 will experience the joy of holding a doll of made of cloth, beads and buttons, that her granny took days or even months to make. Will a son feel the love and warmth of his father when he gifts the son with a handmade wooden toy, or their eyes will recon only the glimmer of touch screens and drones?
Since time immemorial, necklaces have been used as an expression of the self. The concept of necklaces have travelled from the earliest ones made of fish bones, found in the caves of Monaco, to shells, clay and assorted pieces of metals in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and India. We are redefining it further by pioneering avant garde techniques of necklace craft. Explore W adornments- a collection of statement necklaces, to find more about our work.