Bellevue Salons was initiated in 2014 to provide a critical space for collaboration, dialogue and experimentation. Over three years, culminating in August 2017, Ray hosted a dozen salons in Mumbai, with one offsite in Goa. Collaborators included visual artists, thespians, journalists, writers, poets, musicians, environmentalists, culinary artists, feminists and queer activists, working on the experimental fringes of contemporary urban culture. The first salon was held in Ray’s studio, later morphing into an itinerant hub. The salons’ envisioned a utopian community of creative practitioners and diverse audiences networked by a common desire for freedom of expression, social justice and cultural reformation.
If you are interested in hosting a salon in your city, please email me at studio at sharmistharay dot com. Please include your profile, CV and a short proposal. Guidelines coming soon.