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.
“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.” It travels across all spatial scales– from the vastness of winds blowing across continents, to the regional particularities of pollutants, down to the intimate exchange it has with the…
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…
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…