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Studio 24

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Venue:

24 Jor Bagh
New Delhi

STUDIO 24, an experimental micro-residency at 24 Jor Bagh, kicks off the first iteration with emerging artist Raj Jariwala, in association with Shrine Empire Gallery. Join us for the open studio on 19-20 July, 3 – 7pm to step into Raj’s practice exploring processes of producing and consuming information. The artist looks closely at the accuracy, relevance, and abstraction of structures such as cartography and numerical systems through drawing and vide

Regimes Of Truth

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Venue:

Gati Dance Forum
New Delhi

REGIMES OF TRUTH | An In-Progress Viewing

24 – 29 April
Gati Dance Forum. New Delhi

Featuring: Arko Datto | Asim Waqif | Mandeep Raikhy | Payal Arya | Samar Grewal | Sandip Kuriakose

Curated by: Shaunak Mahbubani

We are witnessing an attempt to spread new historical, communal, and emotional narratives with a speed and perseverance unseen in the post-independence era. The promoters of this populist ideology have managed to bring minds into their hold across class and geography through a combination of on-ground community vigilance, tight control over news-media, and clever use of digital media strategies.

Foucault’s notion of Knowledge-Power gives us a framework to critically examine the fabrication of these new ‘regimes of truth’. We trace his idea that power is not solely a destructive force, but also a ‘producer of reality’. Control over knowledge, through surveillance and censorship as we see today, allows the state to build and propagate narratives that will consolidate its political power for the next electoral cycle. The exhibition is a means to document this phenomenon as it occurs around us, while simultaneously trying to understand it and its implications further.

This exploratory ‘in-progress’ viewing will present a subset of the final exhibition, featuring Arko Datto’s photographs of commonplace surveillance, Mandeep Raikhy’s diffused movement piece performed to Samar Grewal’s charged composition, Asim Waqif’s commentary on news media, Sandip Kuriakose’s document as a testimony to discrimination, and Payal Arya’s landscape of hazed diversions.

The final exhibition concept, part two of the ongoing series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ curated by Shaunak Mahbubani, has been chosen for an Apexart international exhibition grant, and will be exhibited in late 2018.

And Sometimes, She Loved Me Too

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Artist:

Karan Talwar

Venue:

24 Jor Bagh, New Delhi

‘And Sometimes, She Loved Me Too’

A film and exhibit by Karan Talwar
The exhibit and film owes it’s inspiration to the Museum of Ordinary Objects

‘And Sometimes, She Loved Me Too’ is an ode to objects and how we remember. Using a film and an exhibit around it, the experience attempts to draw in the viewer in the world of ordinary objects.

Objects are memory portals; into worlds deeply personal and profoundly universal. In their quiet, unassuming, unexpected ways, objects speak of us; and our times. They carry marks of their lives with us. A crack, a stain, an energy; that can be seen, smelt, touched and felt.

We move in time through objects, remembering and forgetting. They bring forth associations we have long left behind and bring us closer to new feelings, all with their unsaid and non-judgmental grace.

Queensize

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Artist:

Gati Dance

Location:

Jor Bagh, Lodhi road
New Delhi

Queen-size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, the duet examines the nuts and bolts – carnal, mechanical and emotional – of a close encounter between two male bodies. In deliberately making this encounter visible, Queen-size poses questions around spectatorship, privacy and dissent.

The work has been triggered by and is an artistic response to Nishit Saran’s article titled ‘Why My Bedroom Habits Are Your Business’, first published in the Indian Express in January 2000.
1. Choreographer: Mandeep Raikhy
2. Performers and Collaborators: Lalit Khatana & Parinay Mehra
3. Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Morinaga
4. Light Designer: Jonathan O’Hear
5. Photographer: Desmond Roberts
6. The production of the work has been supported by Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan
7. Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gujral Foundation.
10.Vishal K Dar (architect & visual artist)

‘The Open Hand’

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Artist:

Pallavi Paul, Basir Mahmood, Desire Machine Collective, Vishal K Dar, Shilpa Gupta

Location:

24 Jor Bagh
New Delhi

In The Open Hand, our most recent show at 24 Jor Bagh, five artists were invited to share their international projects that have been made possible with the foundations support. The artists presented their works in part or in whole, or invented a new iteration of the original work. These works have been a part of some of the most prestigious international museums and biennales. The Open Hand was an official collateral event of India Art Fair 2017.

‘Stone, Paper, Piller’ by Ayesha Singh

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Artist:

Mayank Kaul, Vishal Dar & Feroze Gujral

Location:

New Delhi

Presentation and discussion among various professionals from different fields of design –

1. Aradhana Seth (scenographer & film production designer)
2. Chiara Nath (graphic designer)
3. Feroz Gujral (curator & art collector)
4. Mayank Kaul (textile & fashion designer)
5. Meher Verma (brand consultant)
6. Rashmi Verma (fashion designer)
7. Samit Das (visual artist and curator)
8. Shinjita Roy (architect & dancer)
9. Srishti Bajaj (product designer and educator)
10.Vishal K Dar (architect & visual artist)

‘Removed in Action’ with Eric Pickersgill

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Artist:

Mayank Kaul, Vishal Dar & Feroze Gujral

Location:

New Delhi

Presentation and discussion among various professionals from different fields of design –

1. Aradhana Seth (scenographer & film production designer)
2. Chiara Nath (graphic designer)
3. Feroz Gujral (curator & art collector)
4. Mayank Kaul (textile & fashion designer)
5. Meher Verma (brand consultant)
6. Rashmi Verma (fashion designer)
7. Samit Das (visual artist and curator)
8. Shinjita Roy (architect & dancer)
9. Srishti Bajaj (product designer and educator)
10.Vishal K Dar (architect & visual artist)

‘Earth Light’ by Rohini Devasher

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Artist:

Mayank Kaul, Vishal Dar & Feroze Gujral

Location:

New Delhi

Presentation and discussion among various professionals from different fields of design –

1. Aradhana Seth (scenographer & film production designer)
2. Chiara Nath (graphic designer)
3. Feroz Gujral (curator & art collector)
4. Mayank Kaul (textile & fashion designer)
5. Meher Verma (brand consultant)
6. Rashmi Verma (fashion designer)
7. Samit Das (visual artist and curator)
8. Shinjita Roy (architect & dancer)
9. Srishti Bajaj (product designer and educator)
10.Vishal K Dar (architect & visual artist)