- Interact With Art
HANGAR FOR THE PASSERBYCurator: Akansha Rastogi
On View from
19th April 2017 - 15th November 2017
The main protagonist of the new exhibition ‘Hangar for the Passerby’ at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art-Noida is the transient figure of the Passerby. The exhibition is an assemblage of collectivities, collectives, collaborative practices, and moments of transference across generations and groups of artists practicing in India. It highlights contexts, emotional investments, challenges and schema of artistic collaborations and sociality, through juxtaposition of different models and attempts of coming together as proposed by different artists.
At the heart of the exhibition is a souvenir shop, that makes the museum a meeting ground and criss-crossings of institutional histories of Bharat Bhavan, Kala Bhavan, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Kala Bhavan and Fine Arts Faculty of Vadodara. It proposes re-visitations of certain historical moments, speculating and re-enacting spatial dynamics of collectivity. Some of the groups, collectives and contexts that will be brought into discussion are Cholamandala Artists’ village, Weavers’ Service Centre, Baroda Art Fair, Astitva Collective, Sahmat, Open Circle, CAMP, Sarai Reader 09 etc. Within this meshwork and interlacings, the exhibition also presents instances of formal and informal pedagogical exercises, workshops and participatory acts facilitated by many artists in institutional spaces.