Clark House Initiative is a curatorial collaborative and a union of artists based in Bombay.
Clark House was once an office of pharmaceutical research, an antiques store, and the shipping office of the Thakur Shipping Company that had links to countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Japan. Curatorial interventions in the space hope to continue, differently, this history of internationalism, experiment and research. It was established in October 2010 as a curatorial collaborative concerned with ideas of freedom.
Each of the founders at some point or another criss-crossed and worked together at the CSMVS museum in Mumbai. We would walk across the museum to this beautiful old building, under which we used to talk, imagining the changes we felt were pressing. That beautiful, decrepit building was called Clark House, from which we took our name, and from where our projects are based.
Clark House Initiative
c/o RBT Group, Ground Floor, Clark House building, Colaba
8 Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road),
Bombay 400039, India
Opposite Sahakari Bhandar and Regal Cinema, next to Woodside Inn.
Open all days including Sundays from 11am-7pm during exhibitions.
Bus or Taxi from the nearest stations, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Central Railway) and Churchgate (Western Railway)
Bus Numbers from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: 14, 69, 101,130
Bus Numbers from Churchgate: 70, 106, 122, 123, 132, 137