Bhavna Kakkar, who’s the power behind the Latitude 28 Artwork Gallery, and the Take On Artwork Journal, conceptualized and put collectively the primary version of TAKE Pop-Up, in partnership with Anubhav Nath of Ojas Arts. The pop-up was scheduled for the sixteenth and seventeenth of October, 2021 on the lovely 1AQ at Mehrauli.
The main target of the pop-up was Design, Residence and Trend and two days included stalls of a number of well-known manufacturers in addition to area of interest and boutique manufacturers showcasing distinctive ceramics, artwork collectibles, wearable artwork, jewelry, clothes, residence decor, tableware, stationery, skincare, and equipment. Along with these, there have been additionally meals and beverage stalls together with espresso, pies, pizza, gelato and a number of other stalls serving Indian meals and in addition burgers.
Personally, I used to be excited to be a part of this pop-up for my artwork label KhaosPhilos. Whereas I’ve participated in one exhibit beforehand, TAKE could be the primary time I’d be gaining publicity to an artwork trade stalwart and their pals. Additionally, this was the primary bodily occasion that I participated in after the pandemic. ( Covid19 is now endemic – so it’s protected to say that the pandemic is over – for probably the most half. )
Some stalls have been outside and a few have been indoors. There was additionally a curated part the place Bhavna has fastidiously chosen distinctive artwork and ceramic collectibles from numerous artists and displayed them.
Above are some images from the night of fifteenth October after I dropped by for a bit for the setup of the pop-up.
Day One was sweltering! Who knew October could possibly be THIS sizzling. Each time I received an opportunity, I used to be working into the indoors air-conditioning setup. Fortunately, the attractive, massive Banyan tree protected a few of us from the worst of the warmth. It was a Saturday and a lot of the of us I had invited had talked about that they might be dropping in on Sunday.
Everybody was excited for Day Two! It began of properly after which midway, the skies received tremendous darkish and it began POURING rain! To be trustworthy, it was a kind of issues that occur in life that you’ll bear in mind eternally. Somebody received a speaker and began taking part in music. Somebody put collectively a little bit of meals ( that was nonetheless dry ). Somebody even pulled out a bottle of Vodka and ice! Camaraderie at its best.
Since there was a sign of rain on the forecast, plastic sheets have been made obtainable for the skin stalls. And the venue was conscious the place water would accumulate probably the most they usually laid out mats to make sure individuals might nonetheless stroll.
Among the pop-up consultants ( of us who’ve been taking part in pop-ups since I used to be a youngster ), advised me to hold on and that one by no means is aware of how issues change. Since I used to be tempted to only wrap up and go residence. So, I stayed and BOY have been they proper! The guests who confirmed up after rain had subsided ( and plenty of confirmed up! ), have been there to buy and store they did. It was an unimaginable expertise for me.
Thanks for every part Bhavna and Anubhav and hope to see you quickly! If this primary version was any indication of the facility of artwork stalwarts on this house ( regardless of the rain! ), I’m positively ALL IN for the second and ALL editions of the TAKE Pop-Up!
All in all, fully price it by way of a studying expertise for a n00b like me. Right here’s to many extra!
Sharing a number of of the design creatives that the TAKE pop-up used to announce manufacturers and dates whereas selling the pop-up on social media.