JSW Launches Community Art Initiative;
The Corona Quilt Project In Mumbai On Womens Day
The Corona Quilt Project comprises multiple, large-scale quilts made of an upcycled material that weave individual experiences of the coronavirus pandemic of more than 12,000 Indians together creatively interpreted on a collective art canvas.
The first Corona Quilt will be unveiled at Jindal Mansion in Mumbai followed by 8 other prominent locations across the city
What is the Corona Quilt Project ?
The Corona Quilt Project is a global community initiative, asking people from all over the world to creatively express their experience with the pandemic. The Corona Quilt is made up of squares created by people from all over the world. It is a collective, tangible voice of disruption and hope, loss and possibility, grief and new beginnings. We invite you to give meaning to your experience and join your voice with others by creating your own square, today.
Individuals for a community
This community art Corona Quilt Project is based on the theme “Rise” and presents diversity of experiences, celebrating the strength and the resilience of Indian citizens across various social strata.
It is a collection of 12,000 individual experiences woven together creatively as a collective expression of the coronavirus pandemic in the form of multiple large-scale creative quilts.
" The pandemic has forced the world to stay apart, and with this separation, we need each other now more than ever. Globally, people have found new ways of coming together. We wanted to represent the world, the voices of billions of people. The Corona Quilt Project is our symbol of resilience and hope. The capture of a million human emotions. The representation of the whole world as one. A reflection of the fact that together, we can do anything"
From Mrs. Tarini Jindal Handa, JSW Group
Bollywood personalities including Twinkle Khanna, Rakul Preet Singh, Sonali Bendre & Neetu Kapoor, top South Indian movie stars Mahesh Babu, Rana Daggubati, Ram Charan and Indian sports stars Shreyas Iyer and Sania Mirza have also joined the Corona Quilt Project by submitting their own personal interpretation of the pandemic on the 8,000 square feet art canvas of the Corona Quilt Project.
The Corona Quilt Project is inspired by India’s quilting traditions that frame tales of family love and care. It is believed that quilts made by women with unflinching intensity and affection in their hearts protect the user’s sleep and nurture his dreams. This project first began during the National Lockdown with the aim of giving people across India a chance to express and share their pandemic experiences. A cloth square was the template; each person had to create a design to imbue this square with the intensity of her or his own experiences.
Today, nearly a year later, the Corona Quilt Project has taken a tangible form with individual squares woven together in an inspired presentation by well-known artist Dia Mehhta Bhupal. Drawing from more than 12,000 digital and actual submissions that were sent to them, Dia and Neha worked to create a montage of these interpretations over nine long months.