Navjot Altaf presents aspects of her ongoing work in Bastar, and new work, including a two-phase video project on the Barakhamba Road in Delhi.
An informal evening with Navjot and friends on CAMP roof.
Navjot Altaf has for many years sustained relationships with communities and individuals via her work. A singular figure in the Indian art scene in this respect, she has also been one of the early adopters of video as a medium, alongside photography and her well-known work in sculpture and installations that traversed art/ craft distinctions as well as author/ subject relations.
For this evening presentation Navjot will lead us through an update on Kondagaon, at the Bastar artists centre where "no one taught anyone", yet there have been many years of production, which now faces some changed political realities. Then she discusses her newer work, such as "Barakhamba 2010", and "Delhi Loves Me", which she feels she has not received sufficient feedback on, despite their "public" nature.
Shaina Anand, who has followed Navjot's work and interviewed her for the upcoming Khoj book, will moderate the discussion.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.
A film program at Slought, with Shaina Anand /CAMP about surveillance systems, critical documentary filmmaking, subjectivity and distribution, and a screening of Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (60 min, 2011), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shaina and Deborah A. Thomas.
Ishara Art Foundation
Ashok gives a part-biographical talk at the MMB, Mumbai, as part of the State of Nature series. Himalayan horticultural history, sewage-infused ice skating rinks, potato science and a series of proposals for art.
A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.