Bottling the world
Baptist Coelho's latest show is an attempt to capture air and emotion from around the globe
Baptist Coelho has his head in the air again. In 2009, the Mumbai artist had created Finally Found My Room Full Of Toys, a site-specific installation of thousands of folded white paper planes displayed to the automated tune of a music box. Glossed over by a wistful patina, the artwork was a nod to childhood aspirations and dreams arrested in flight. At Between Here And There, an exhibition of his latest works that began at Project 88 gallery on 13 August, Coelho goes back to the elements with Air (Travel)—an installation comprising bottled air from different parts of the world.