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Art And Science 2016
The Art + Science programme at KHOJ was initiated to advance projects that explored artistic applications of emerging thoughts and technologies with the help of partners from the scientific industry and academia. The programme fostered a dialogue between artists and scientific concepts, phenomena and technology through practice.
About this edition
Join us for the Open Studio day for The Undivided Mind, Art & Science residency at KHOJ on April 15th, from 5:30 PM onward.
BIO·FICTION Film Screening
5:30 PM onward: Selected films from the BIO-FICTION collection will be screened
BIO·FICTION is an international Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival series. It features short films on any aspect of synthetic biology, including documentary films, animation, (science) fiction etc.
About The Undivided Mind
The theme of the 2016 edition of The Undivided Mind is ‘Health’. Within this broader framework, artists have been responding to three intersecting curatorial frameworks defined within health systems. Terrestrial Health refers to that which is on, or related to, the earth. It suggests an investigation into the physical health and structure of the body (both human and animal), the environment, the community, and the interrelations between these spheres. Mental Health refers to that which is of or relating to the mind. This sub-theme focuses on a psychological investigation of what constitutes health of the mind and raises questions about the ‘socially’ defined state of well-being, by virtue of which issues surrounding the legal rights and entitlement to personhood, for those living with a mental disorder, are left open for debate. Finally, Extraterrestrial Health may refer to any object, being, or idea beyond planet Earth. This sub-theme opens up a space where the relationship between Earth and other planetary bodies can be studied. What does it mean for human existence when sending human life forms to Mars is projected to take place by 2020? What are the long term effects of and solutions for space debris if life projects out beyond Earth?
Funding support for this program was gained from Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.
More details to follow. Information on the Residency can be found on our website and Facebook page.
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Art And Science 2018
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Art And Science 2015 – Part I
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Art And Science 2015 – Part II
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Art And Science 2007
This residency explored the intersections between art, science, and technology. Bringing together two Indian artists and two international artists for a period of six weeks, the residency aimed to encourage creative and experimental collaborations between scientists and artists and further enhance public engagement with both science and art. Artists – in – Residence The four participating artists came from diverse…
The Observatory : Second Site
The Observatory: Second Site project, by artists Rohini Devasher and Legion Seven, began with an interrogation of the complicated history of observational astronomy and the ways in which ‘seeing’ is strange and more ambiguous than one might imagine. Since then it has transformed far beyond its original scope. At the core of this new iteration is the question of how perception impacts sight…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities A Staged Hearing
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28th Parallel North – An Expeditionary Weather Station
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Khoj Live 2012
From the first International Workshop in 1997, to Khoj Live 2008 (a six-day Live Art festival) and most recently through a series of international residencies devoted to performance and time-based practices, Khoj has consistently engaged with the genre of Live Art. In an attempt to further explore the possibilities of the genre, specifically within the context of contemporary cultural production in India, Khoj…
Khoj Live 2008
As part of our 10-year celebrations, KHOJ curated the first ever International Performance Art Festival in New Delhi, celebrating KHOJ’s consistent engagement with the genre of live art practices. Live Art is an umbrella term encompassing a range of performance, performative and time-based practices that are unrestricted by art form boundaries. The Festival ran a dynamic six-day programme of events,…
Making Sense Of Crisis – Art As Schizoanalysis: A Symposium And Exhibition
Schizoanalysis, as a concept, found currency with the Postermodernist turn, through the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Posed as a challenge to the violence of psychoanalysis and the Oedipal understanding of the world, schizoanalysis proposed to move away from the clinical underpinnings of psychoanalysis and psychiatry, breaking out of the hierarchies between the doctor and the patient, to…
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…