Wednesday, January 27, 2010

OPEN CALL for the collaborative project scheduled in Feb/March 2010


VAC – VISUAL ART COLLECTIVE IN COLLABORATION WITH KHOJ AT 1.SHANTHIROAD


SOUTH ASIAN ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM:


Since it’s inception in 2003 1shanthiroad has grown to house artists from diverse countries in its residency programmes. It believes in fostering interactions between artists, curators, scholars, writers and young students in the local and global context. We collaborate, share and have interactions with the local artist community.

The residency programmes provides an opportunity to interact, experiment and work with local materials to extend one’s visual language. Bangalore offers diverse inspirations as a cosmopolitan and is an eclectic city. The artists of the city have straddled diverse genres and are part of the divergent contemporary landscape. The challenges of the residency programme will encourage artists to move beyond the comfort of their studio spaces and work in new circumstances.

Khoj International artist association (New Delhi) has been partnering with us in a special programme that focuses on collaboration between South Asian artists. This has been generously supported by the Navajbhai Ratan Tata Trust. The intent of collaboration with artist creates a network with likeminded partners.

The most significant focus of this project is to network with South Asian partners –

VASL - Pakistan

THEERTHA - Srilanka

BRITTO - Bangladesh

SUTRA – Nepal

Rationale:

The rationale behind this program is to facilitate an opportunity for artist to live and work together, encourage inter personal contact, build trust and lasting friendships with the artist community.

So far it has been very encouraging to network with these groups and learn from their experience. This also strengthens the core agenda of KHOJ and 1Shanthiroad in Bangalore and southern India for creative collaborations and conversations.

Please email your application to 1.shanthiroad@gmail.com with the following.

• C.V.
• 5 images with title and details in Jpeg format (each image max size of 1mb)


Deadline Feb 5th

NOTE: This call is for Artists from Karnataka.

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