Public Art Residency 2006
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
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 September 9–17.
“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…
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…