The project will feature interactive exhibitions and workshops by 17 artists from India, Germany, Australia, Italy and Hong Kong, to be held in four locations in the city.
"The aim of [en]counters is to challenge artists and people of the city to meet and engage with each other," said Claudio Maffioletti, founder, ArtOxygen. "The theme of 'power play' refers not just to the energy and electricity of the city but also to the connections between its people."
One of the installations to be featured at Fort's Horniman Circle is a 'levitation device' designed by German artist Tobias Megerle, who was inspired by Indian yogis.
Australian art collective Performance Video Intervention will organise bouts of tug-of-war between artists and citizens at Juhu beach, symbolic of the public's fight against civic and political issues. Mumbai artist Saurav Biswas will set up 10 red wooden swings around Horniman Circle. "Playing on swings makes people forget their worries for a while," he said.