The Istituto Italiano di Cultura New Delhi, or the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre has been very proactive in showcasing the best of the arts out of Italy, with weekly screening of fine films, piano concerts, opera, art collaborations. Yet another such collaborative exhibition titled “Inquiries on the Contemporary” to be held this weekend on the 19th November, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Cultural Center in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.The exhibition goes on till 31st December 2016, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 17:30
The exhibition will be curated by Premjish, art curator and writer. It will bring together works of 7 different participants from different fields under one roof.The Concept: It draws inspiration from Karl Marx’s seminal text ‘A Worker’s Inquiry’ written in 1880 to facilitate militant research into the seemingly transient and unstable modes of organisation of labour in India. Though Marx’s methodology has been revised and adapted to specific contexts, this text continues to shape our understanding of the nature of labour and the condition of the working class.
This exhibition will feature installations, live-performances, artworks, etc. jointly created by the participants over the past few months. Through this project Future Collaborations endeavours to shape a practice of knowledge production that seeks to examine and bridge the lacuna between practice and theory in order to transform the white cube space into a location for debate, inquiry, and reflection. This approach also draws its inspiration from recent feminist curatorial interventions that seek to transform a static exhibition into an emotional and discursive space, which serves as a laboratory for emerging knowledge.
The collaborators are AditiAngiras, AnupamSaikia, B. Ajay Sharma, BalagopalanBethur, MurariJha, M. R. Vishnu Prasad, NikitaMaheshwary
Free entry upon presentation of a valid photo ID card