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International Workshop Modinagar 1997

From 1997 until 2001, KHOJ conducted the International Artist Workshop mostly at Sikribagh, a quasi-colonial bungalow in Modinagar, offered for the workshop by SK Modi. The workshop functioned as an experimental art laboratory that brought together artists from all over the world to create a co-operative and non-hierarchical space, encouraging critical dialogue, exchange and the transference of information and skills.

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KHOJ’s first International Artist Workshop functioned as an experimental art laboratory under an autonomous, open ended organisation led by artists for artists.

22 artists participated in the workshop: 10 international and 12 Indian. The workshop was conducted at Modinagar, approximately 55 kms from Delhi.  Modinagar is a town that has grown around a group of industries founded by the late Gujarmal Modi in the Nehruvian days of independent India. Sikribagh, the venue for the KHOJ workshop, is an old bunglow built in a quasi-colonial style, amidst acres of land, mango trees and a pond; it was a refuge from the decaying industrial city. This space was generously offered to KHOJ for the workshop by SK Modi. Sikribagh has continued to be used as a workshop site for many years since.


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