Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Qasbah, Glimpses of the Living Past by Diba Siddiqi I Extended to Sun Jan 27 2012


 "Photographs from forays in old nooks of old cities,over the last four years." 


































Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The OPEN STUDIO on Thursday 17 Jan, 2013 will feature presentations by the artists-in-residence at 1.Shanthiroad. 

Seline Baumgartner and Pejk Malinovski, New York (PROHELVETIA)
Sapna Chandru-AustraliaKrestin Polzin,Germany (GOETHE-INSTITUT)

As part of the evening we have a Chai tasting event featuring a variety of Chais ( non-alcoholic and alcoholic varieties!)

Presentation by Kerstin Polzin  

Developing and exploring special forms of communication as well as work related to social state spaces are the basis of all of Kerstin Polzin’s projects types and cooperations. She is especially focusing on a common understanding of art being a social language and on animating people to internalize and participate in artistic action. Projects in the field of urban research since 2005.

Kerstin Polzin's residency is supported by the Goethe Institut.



Friday, January 4, 2013

Bernard Akoi-Jackson (b.1979) is an artist and writer interrogating hybrid post-colonial African identities, through ephemeral make-shift memorials and performative rituals of the mundane. He often becomes the proverbial jester or Esu moving between genres; painting, sculpture, dance, poetry, installation, photography and video to confront the complexities of his specific cultural moment. He was educated College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana from where he holds an MFA in (Painting and Sculpture).
‘We were trying to make sense …’  Exploring Artist and Non-Artist collaborations

‘We were trying to make sense …’ is a selection of works developed between artists and non-artists, brought together to critically evaluate the processes and relationships involved in their making, and representing a variety of approaches towards collaborative practice. The project will look into artists’ works that focus on dialogue as a fundamental part of the process.

By bringing together works developed separately in India, Germany, Pakistan, Poland and the UK, the exhibition looks at how artists that operate internationally work with non-artists in local communities and other specific contexts. It emphasizes a critical reflection on the works made in collaborative projects between artists and non-artists and their perceived successes and failures, and questions the responsibility
of the artist.

Exhibition curated by Magda Fabianczyk and co-ordinated by Sophie Hoyle.
Publication developed in collaboration between Magda Fabianczyk and Sophie Hoyle
.