MASH (My Art Shalini) is the arts blog of the collector Shalini Passi, which explores the intersection of art, craft, design, architecture, fashion and jewelry against the backdrop of contemporary trends and art world happenings in a format that is accessible and engaging for a younger audience.
In line with the mission of Shalini's art foundation (SPAF), which recognizes the need to support young talented young artists, the blog hosts a monthly feature on selected artists and their works. Additionally, the blog's Facebook and Instagram pages offer regular updates on current exhibitions, important sales, and significant cultural events around the world.
Shalini Passi is a Delhi based art collector and artist who sits on the Advisory Board of Khoj since 2012 (the not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation based in Delhi), is a Patron of FICA (Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art), and is also an important Patron of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Having been greatly involved in designing her own exquisite home (which has featured in prominent publications such as Wallpaper*, Architectural Digest, and Larry's List), Shalini has amassed a formidable collection of the most coveted names of Indian contemporary art, including Bharti Kher, Anita Dube, Sheba Chhachhi, Zarina Hashmi, Subodh Gupta, Atul Dodiya, and Riyas Komu - to name a few - alongside significant international artists such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. The works of Indian modernist masters such as M.F Husain, Manjit Bawa, and Ram Kumar are also an important part of her collection. Shalini's passion for art and design is also evident in her vast collection of furniture, tapestries, and rare antiques, which are juxtaposed with cutting edge contemporary design including important pieces by Ron Arad, Vladimir Kagan, and Hervé Van Der Straeten. The resulting effect is a collection that evokes and celebrates a powerful individual narrative that speaks of Shalini's connection with each piece, each history, and each artist. The Shalini Passi Art Foundation is committed to advocating a new aesthetic language within the Indian avant-garde that collapses the hierarchical distinctions between arts, crafts, design, fashion and architecture by eliciting a rich discourse around creativity in modernity. The Foundation has committed to broadening outreach to the arts through its blog MASH (My Art Shalini), which features a weekly disquisition on topics pertaining to art, craft, design, architecture, fashion, and jewelry. MASH also acts as a platform to showcase and explore important pieces within the Foundation's collection. The blog has its own Facebook and Instagram pages, which enables the Foundation to access a wider audience, through a more immediate and interactive format.