Public Art Residency 2005
The Public Art International Residencies at KHOJ sought to transcend the sites of public art from being mere spatio-physical interventions to an extensions of the communities within which the projects were situated. The art installations produced during the residencies perceived space not merely as a physical measurement, but as a social, economic and political entity.
About this edition
Much of the public art that we knew then had its inception in site-specific projects. At this KHOJ residency we proposed a pursuance of public art where the site-specificity transcended from being a mere spatio-physical intervention to becoming an extension of the community within which the project was situated. It was important to acknowledge that space within the community was not merely a physical measurement, but a social, economic, and political entity; it derived its dynamism from the fact that most of these spaces were contested. These spaces become a means of expression for the community rather than just a means of transit. The residency explores themes of dynamism and self-constitution within such spaces.
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“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…
The aim of this residency was to expand the definition of public art beyond public artefact by exploring the role and context of art and its audiences within the urban environment. 3 international and 2 Indian artists who work in the public domain were invited to participate. Assorted public art projects and interventions took place all over the city between…