- VENUE Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
- START DATE 31/10/1997 31-10-1997 01-01-1970 68 Khoj 1997 (Modinagar) The first international artists workshop conducted by Khoj. Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India Organizer Organizer e-mail true DD/MM/YYYY
- PARTICIPANTS Ajay Desai, Anita Dube, C.K. Rajan, David Koloane, Gargi Raina, Iftikhar Dadi, Jyotee Kolte, Ludenyi Omega, Luis Gomez, Manisha Parekh, Muhanned Cader, P S Ladi, Radhika Vaidyanathan, Rini Tandon, Simon Callery, Stephen Hughes, Subodh Gupta, Sudarshan Shetty, Surendran Nair, Walter DSouza, Wendy Teakel, Yoba Jonathan
SupportersLudwig Foundacion, Cuba / Pratibimb Communications Pvt. ltd. / The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, U.K. / Sita Theruchelvam, Colombo / Vikas Rathi / artsACT / Canberra School of Art , Australia / Vijay Gupta, VKGN Associates / Malvika Poddar / IPAN / O.P. Jain / Austrian Embassy, New Delhi / Nitin Bhayana / Lalit Nirula / Mohit Gupta / Jindal Strips Ltd. / Dr. Ashok Rajgopal / Vadehra Art Gallery / Heart Foundation / Camlin Ltd. / Anand Agarwal, ABC Corporation / Ebrahim Alkazi / Robert Loder / Intach, U.K. Trust / British Council, Nairobi / British Council, London / British Council, New Delhi / The Commonwealth Foudnation, U.K. / Triangle Arts Trust / The Dayawati Modi Foundation for Art, Culture and Education / Eicher Gallery, New Delhi
Khoj 1997 (Modinagar)
Khoj’s first International Artist Workshop functioned as an experimental art laboratory under an autonomous, open ended organisation led by artists for artists.
By bringing together artists from different parts of the country, sub-continent and the world, a co-operative and non-hierarchical work situation was established; critical dialogue, exchange and the transference of information and skills took place as an intensely live experience.
Twenty two artists participated in the workshop, ten international and twelve Indian artists. The workshop was conducted at Modinagar, approximately 55 kms from Delhi. Modinagar a town that has grown around a group of industries founded by the late Gujarmal Modi in the Nehruvian days of independent India. Sikribagh, the venue for the Khoj workshop, is an old bunglow built in a quasi-colonial style, amidst acres of land, mango trees and a pond, it was a refuge from the decaying industrial city. This space was generously offered to Khoj for the workshop by SK Modi, Sikribagh continued to be used as a workshop site for many years to come.
TAGS Collaboration, Collective, Community Engagement, contemporaryworkshop, Cross-Cultural Exchange, Drawing, Ecological Art, Environmental Art, Environmentalism, Experimental Art, Installation, International Workshop, Performance, Place Making, Sculpture, Site Specific Art
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