- 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.
PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP
31st July 2011
Artist Inder Salim was invited to conduct the first performance art workshop at KNMA, Saket. The workshop was an experiment with live art, presented in the context of artworks displayed in the museum. Participants included students from Delhi College of Art, Delhi University, Kurukshetra University, advertising professionals and emerging artists.
The whole process of the workshop allowed artists / college students to improvise and inhabit the space in their own ways. Small yet vital changes occurred in the museum space in real time during the process of this workshop. Performances by the participants were unpredictable, often expressing rebellious acts and sudden disruptions to the museum-structure itself. All these acts can be read like a conquering of the space, producing moments of reflection, rupture and reckoning.