IFA Curatorial Residency 2011
The residency established a training ground for emerging curators who engaged with various modes of artistic practice and were actively involved in critical writing. The second in its series, this residency resulted in a set of three exhibitions, collectively titled Augmenting Practices at KHOJ, which served as the nodal centre facilitating curatorial practice in the visual arts.
About this programme
The second in its series, this residency resulted in a set of three exhibitions, collectively entitled Augmenting Practices at KHOJ, which served as the nodal centre facilitating curatorial practice in the visual arts. The curators for this residency were selected by a jury comprising of Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Pooja Sood.
Exhibition 1. Elusive Truth, Evolving Medium: Evaluating Contemporary Political Documentary, Curated by Rattanmol Singh Johal
This exhibition underscored the evolution of the documentary medium – its questioning of the complexities of representing multiple/subjective truths and its exhibition in contemporary art spaces. This exhibition used four full-length documentary films juxtaposed with text, a book of photo postcards, two YouTube videos and showcased works by Monica Bhasin, Simon Chambers, Sheba Chhachhi, Deepa Dhanraj, Anirban Datta, Dayanita Singh and Samadrusti TV.
Exhibition 2. Parenthetic Exercises: Archiving the Studio, Curated by Akansha Rastogi
This exhibition was a text (in parenthesis) but it was not the main text. The curator inhabited and archived artist Ranbir Kaleka’s studio during the residency-period. Each exhibit was an appendix to the artist’s practice, studio space, artworks and sites of artistic production. Positioning the curator as an artist, researcher, archivist and parasite, the exhibition played on the idea of archival exhaustion, with the artist as material.
Exhibition 3. KHOJ Online: Experiments in Digital Curation, Curated by Leon Tan
This project involved the curation of archival material from KHOJ International Artists’ Association using networked platforms including Panoramio, Google Earth, Google Maps, and Historypin, making it widely accessible to online audiences. It also built on Panoramio’s integration with the Layar augmented reality browser, such that audiences in India using Layar on their hand-held devices in close proximity to the sites of KHOJ’s historical art activities across the subcontinent would encounter images from the archives linked to contextual information.
We are pleased to announce that Khoj and Arthshila are now accepting applications from creative practitioners for a fully-funded, on-site artist residency at Parivartan in Siwan, Bihar. Parivartan is an integrated rural community development initiative by Takshila Educational Society. The Arthshila X Khoj Artist Residency Open Call 2023 is a search for exceptionally talented artists working in Ceramics, Textile, Sculpture…
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Peers is a four week residency programme at Khoj International Artists’ Association that provides emerging artists from India with an opportunity for exchange and dialogue. It aims to provide young artists a forum for experimentation and interaction with the larger creative community as well as attempts to create a network of diverse artists across mediums and disciplines. At its core,…
We are pleased to announce that Khoj and Arthshila are now accepting applications from creative practitioners for a fully-funded, on-site artist residency at Parivartan in Siwan, Bihar. Parivartan is an integrated rural community development initiative by Takshila Educational Society. The Arthshila X Khoj Artist Residency Open Call 2022 is a search for exceptionally talented artists working in Ceramics, Textile, Sculpture…
Please Note : CISA 2022 has been postponed until further notice
The ongoing global health crisis has ruptured the functioning of both individuals and institutions. At this difficult time, Khoj International Artists’ Association is invested in identifying and responding to the needs of the primary communities it serves. To honour our longstanding commitment to young artists and supporting art practice at a time which poses unprecedented challenges, Khoj announced the Khoj…
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