KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL
BARBIL ART PROJECT - II
"Barbil Art Project II' is focused Public/Community based art practices and aims to develop a strong relation with community . this year we invite artists to initiate workshop-based works which will created in dialogue with the communities at Barbil. We propose to have curatorial focused workshop and calling artists who have a rich experience in producing art in collaboration with public/communities. By doing so we will put forward the traditional and regional practices in contemporary art world with our shared experience and knowledge gained there with documentation and producing art works; site specific art projects using paintings, drawings, sound, video installations and performance."
R. A. P. E GUWAHATI
CO ORGANISER - CURATOR
Regional Art, Performance and Events (RAPE), 2012 vigorously initiating a series of new art events that comprise of public art, installations and performances followed by group discussions, seminars and debates. Under the initiations of Kankhowa and BlackRice, these events are exploring several public and private places across the city. Artists and historians from Delhi, Baroda, Jaipur and Shantiniketan are coming to participate in this event.
CO INITIATOR | CO CURATOR
The Hill Hoppers Festival is a traveling festival of films of the north east of india. dedicated to the spirit of the hills, the hill hoppers travel through cities, towns and villages sharing stories and images from the northeast, setting up their projector or laptop where ever they find the space
CAN IT BE DONE IN ANY CORNER YOU LIKE?
ORGANISER | CURATOR
'Can it be done in any corner you like?': is a curatorial attempt to re engage with traditions that shaped the concept and practice of Performance before it begun to be gradually integral to terrains of mainstream art institutions. This is an attempt to bring it back to the contexts framed by notions and metaphors such as spontaneous, or unprotected spaces; and re visit its potential to be en acted in someone's home, in a subway, or even at a chai galla. In these formative years of Performance’s visibility and contexts, and when the history of Performance in India is being written, a lot of these strands go unnoticed.The curation try to find to and showcase and work with the contemporary Performance heritage of the city, seeking to create a platform which complicates any easy bracketing and positioning of the artistic practices informing this heritage. To push the ideas informing these curatorial concerns, the exhibition is proposed to be site specific, casual and interactive, enacted in corners across the city, strung together by an extensive blogging and poster campaign. It is in the same spirit that the artists are given a relatively short time in which to conceive a work, pushing forward a certain notion of experimentation. The show is proposed in the end of March 29th and 30th spread across sites chosen by the artists.