KHOJ International Artists’ Association organised a talk by artist-in-residence Ifie Sin, followed by an open day. The talk was introduced by curator Akansha Rastogi.
Echolocation was a culmination of Ifie Sin’s four-week residency at KHOJ in New Delhi. Taking as a central motif Delhi’s Museum of Natural History, which was destroyed in a fire in 2016, the work delved into senses of loss and the loss of senses in the contemporary.
Ifie Sin is a visual artist based in Seoul. She graduated from the École européenne supérieure de l’image in Poitiers in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include No matter how thick the glass at Basis in Frankfurt (2018), A sleep in whiteness at SongEun ArtCube in Seoul (2018) and Discomfort on purpose at Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in Seoul (2018), Art Island Tokyo at Jinno Maru in Tokyo (2017), Laboratory – Another Death at Waley Art in Taipei (2016). Ifie Sin was selected for the MEET by Seoul Foundation for Arts and culture (2018), the Song Eun Art Cube grant by the SonEun Art and Cultural Foundation in Seoul (2017), and for Des fils et d’encres by La direction du Patrimoine Culture, Lille (2012). She also was an artist in residence at Nomad AIR in Oslo (2017) and Waley Art in Taipei (2016).
Akansha Rastogi is Senior Curator at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi. Her recent curatorial projects, exhibitions and objects include ‘The Souvenir Shop’ at Chatterjee & Lal (2018), ‘Tilting’ at School of Environment and Architecture Mumbai (2018), ‘Hangar for the Passerby’ (KNMA, 2017), ‘Enactments and each passing day: an exhibition of moving image’ (co-curated with Roobina Karode, 2016), ‘Invitation for a Coup: A conversation series’ (KNMA, 2016), ‘An Unfinished Portrait: Vignettes from the KNMA Collection’ (co-curated, 2014), ‘Zones of Contact: Propositions on the Museum’ (co-curated, 2013) and the ‘Inhabiting the Museum’ performance series (2011-15) at KNMA. Rastogi is currently researching on exhibition histories of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art, and was a recipient of IFA Research Grant.
Ifie Sin’s residency was the first residency in a partnership between KHOJ and the Korean Cultural Centre in India.
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