- Interact With Art
Keeping in sync with the KNMA’s aim of making the museum space not just a repository of valuable works of art but also a space for convergence of ideas and thoughts, the museum organizes several stimulating and highly engaging workshops for children and adults. These participatory sessions are thought provoking and stir the imagination of the participants through quirky and exciting teaching methods. They also provide a channel to let them express their creative urges through their art pieces. KNMA upholds the belief that such museum visits and invigorating platforms should be the counterparts to school curriculum as they help shape the curious mind of the children in their formative years and instill a sense of wonder through these tangible workshops. For adults, these programs provide them an alternate way of thinking and understanding their surroundings which may be miles apart from the normalcy of everyday life. Through these sessions the participants also get to explore the museum space differently in context of the artworks on display.
11th December 2011
Ground Rules was a day-long ‘repeat’ of a single small act. This performance event had participants from both arts and non-arts backgrounds. Khurana invited people who can be comfortable with the experience of lying down in the public spaces. Bodies lying down in the context of a museum space allow a provocative counterpoint to the art objects in the museum, which in itself is a different kind of public space. The workshop also extended outdoors, exploring other public spaces, producing interlocking traces of images left on the ground.
It was the third workshop in the series that KNMA has been organizing with a strong pedagogic commitment to contemporary artistic practices.