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Art And Food 2014
KHOJ’s InContext:public.art.ecology program was initiated to create public dialogue around ecological issues through artistic projects and interventions; over two years, through its InContext residencies, KHOJ has narrowed its focus to projects and interventions dealing with food.
About this edition
KHOJ’s InContext:public.art.ecology program was initiated to create public dialogue around ecological issues through artistic projects and interventions; over 2012 and 2013, through its InContext residencies, Khoj has narrowed its focus to projects and interventions dealing with food.
In continuation with this trajectory, KHOJ curated a third edition, The InContext:public.art.ecology – Food Edition III residency was conceived to overlap with the commencement of a separate but related year-long urban farming initiative. The residency aimed to generate conversation around issues of food sustainability, food cycles (including growing, farming, harvesting, producing, circulating, and distributing) and agriculture in both urban and peri-urban settings in and around Delhi. Simultaneously, the residency would continue to develop additional conversations around other food related issues, such as the politics of food and food as artistic medium.
Through this edition of the InContext:public.art.ecology residency, KHOJ was looking to expand the scope of the larger InContext:public.art.ecology umbrella program. In addition to the projects developed in the residency, KHOJ was also planning to facilitate shorter durational interventions that would provoke questions and discussions about food in tandem. Some of these interventions were pre-planned, while others would develop organically through the conversations generated within the residency. Interventions would range the gamut and include several artist-hosted food workshops, dinner-performances, performance interventions, and public installations.
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2023
The fifth edition of Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2023 returns with tutors Latika Gupta, curator based in Delhi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta from Raqs Media Collective. The Phase I of the Intensive is a combination of talks, seminars and workshops that look at histories of exhibition-making, institutions and their limitations. Emerging discussions incorporate a wide range of curatorial frameworks and…
Functioning as a unique residency model that closely curates artists at the start of their professional careers, the Peers residency is populated with artists’ visits and interactions, studio visits and curated exhibition walk-throughs, for the residents to have a gamut of art-related experiences and exposure. The Peers residency ends with an Open Day, where resident artists show their works in…
Art And Food 2012
The third In Context:public.art.ecology residency with its first edition on food commenced on the 5th of March and ran for six weeks until 15th April 2012. While the residency was in its third phase, the In Context series continued to explore the broader ecological thematic in public spaces around Delhi. This year’s project had a special focus on the notion…
Art And Food 2013
Curator’s Note: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own We are what we eat. This old saying sums up our long-standing relationship with food. Food, besides being a subject of endless passionate discussion within our personal and most intimate lives, has historically been a significant…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities A Staged Hearing
Conceived by Khoj International Artists’ Association and Zuleikha Chaudhari, in collaboration with lawyer Harish Mehla; ‘In the matter Re: Rights of Nature’ is a staged hearing which foregrounds the Rights of Nature as an expansion of the Right to Life as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Following on from an earlier project, Landscape As Evidence: Artist As Witness which was…
28th Parallel North – An Expeditionary Weather Station
Formed in response to the climate emergency, the World Weather Network is a constellation of weather stations set up by 28 arts agencies around the world and an invitation to look, listen, learn, and act. For Khoj’s Weather Station, artists and researchers Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani, Atul Bhalla, Mithu Sen and Raqs Media Collective are undertaking walks and treks…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities Cafe Classroom
As an arts space, Khoj is constantly grappling with modes of knowledges across disciplines. Our curatorial approach strongly emphasises learning as praxis, accepting our role as trying to forge together new entry points into the thematics that interest us. Over the course of researching Does the Blue Sky Lie?, we realised the need to relearn what we know about the…
Khoj x TBA21 on St_age The Aerosol Chronicles Capture Omlojan
The Aerosol Chronicles Capture Omlojan is a six-part sequential exploration with sound, voice, and moving images. Conceptualized in the wake of auto-generated toxicities that swarm in the air, this artwork attempts to spend some time with the question of being in common with ‘our’ atmosphere. It is also an exploration in not forgetting that there exist radically different ways of…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities Exhibition
The Does the Blue Sky Lie? exhibition brings together works by Abhishek Hazra, Architecture for Dialogue + Salil Parekh, Hanna Husberg, Thukral and Tagra, Pradip Saha, Saraab (Shahana Rajani, Omer Wasim), and Sharbendu De. Engaging with questions of being in “common” with our atmosphere, the works delve into the effects of extractive infrastructures on landscapes, the hubris of technocratic solutions…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities air expo 22
Come BREATHE with us Come LIVE with us Come ADOPT a piece of the sky with us Come PLAY with us Come IMAGINE a future with us Masks. Air Purifiers. Anti-Smog Guns. Smog Towers. Wearable Ion Generating Purifiers. Techno-scientific innovations are seen as the most desirable solutions for toxic airs by a neoliberal society. The first episode of Does the…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities 2019-2022
“Can man live elsewhere than in air?” – Luce Irigray Air is the site of “smell, breath, wind, weather, air conditioning, air pollution, science, sound, oxygen, smoking —the tactility of the atmosphere.” – Timothy Choy To live in New Delhi is to be in constant and intimate communion with toxicity— being marked in a bodily way by where you live…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities
In the run up to the Khirkee Festival in 2017, KHOJ announced its first ever Khirkee-based residency. Three artists were in residence at KHOJ for four weeks, making work responding to the neighbourhood of Khirkee, where KHOJ is located. Their residency culminated in the Khirkee Festival- a community festival that celebrates, through art, the neighbourhood and the people who live…
Visual Poetry And Body Calligraphy
Visual Poetry and Body Calligraphy, organised by Jose Abad Lorente and supported by Deaf Ways, the Spanish Embassy, and KHOJ, was based on interdisciplinary arts that blend Spanish poetry, photography, Indian sign language, body movement, and gesture. This was a participatory community based art project, implemented within the deaf community in New Delhi, that aimed to explore disability and representation…