Break the Mould: Why, unlike in other megacities, one is a creature of habit and limited imagination in Delhi

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | by project88blogadmin

The pandemic has brought public life to an unprecedented standstill. An artist reimagines and re-examines form and functionality in the cities which nurture us Infinity in multitudes: Anti-CAA/NRC protest at Shaheen Bagh earlier this year. (Source: Express Archives) By Monica Narula Sometimes, I go cycling with a 13-year-old. The roads are uneven but empty these …

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ART TALK: Sandeep Mukherjee and Diana Campbell Bentancourt

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | by project88blogadmin

Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators. The second talk of this series took place on 11th October 2020 at 9:00 pm IST between Sandeep Mukherjee and Diana Campbell Bentancourt A virtual studio visit and conversation between Indian born, LA based artist, Sandeep Mukherjee and curator Diana Campbell Betancourt. Mukherjee works in …

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ART TALKS: Prajakta Potnis with Nancy Adajania

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | by project88blogadmin

Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators.   The first talk of this series took place on 25th September 2020 at 6:00 pm IST between Prajakta Potnis and Nancy Adajania Prajakta Potnis and Nancy Adajania reflect on Potnis’ ongoing exhibition, ‘A Body Without Organs’ which opened just before the lockdown. A dark foreboding of how …

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 | by project88blogadmin

  In looking for landscape— Eyes by the windowsill wait for the brain to light up the slope of the hill. Thought cuts a strobe to the farthest reaches of the horizon. Beds of flowers appear at the edge of a dry riverbed. Great green grasses shiver on scorched plains otherwise racked by so much …

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“8688”: Walk-through by Diana Campbell Betancourt

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

8688 is an exhibition that challenges our perception of opposites. It is only by looking as far past ourselves as possible that we can understand what makes us who we are. The exhibition turns Project 88 on its side (a conceptual gesture evoked by Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective, who by doing so, found …

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a note on STALKINGS AND OTHER STORIES – Prajna Desai

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

One thing after another. The ecstasy of narrative begins early, inside the womb while listening to the story from the other side, at the playground with imaginary companions doing your bidding, or in that first fib about how you got a black eye at school. When bringing up ‘narrative’ what we’re really talking about is …

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On entering a quarry – Nida Ghouse

Saturday, March 26th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

  On entering a quarry, one enters the earth. One descends into that which as long as it existed could not be accessed. A rock is a record of everything that formed it—the magma of millions of years since a volcano erupted. Inside a quarry, the surface of the rock is the ultimate intermediary; its exposure …

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“When the wind blows” – Atreyee Gupta

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

When the wind blows. Quotidian objects of domestic use – table fans, chopping boards, kitchen mixers, synthetic packing material – take on the semantic and material qualities of drawing, photography, and sculpture to chart conceptual routes between drawing and photography, photography and sculpture, sculpture and installation. Parts of appliances, even those that have outlived their …

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Passages from Reclusive Conversations – Prajna Desai

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 | by project88blogadmin

  Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious.It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect. Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty? -From the Hollywood film Amadeus (1984) Directed by Milos Forman / …

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Earthbound/ Earth Bound – Maya Kóvskaya

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | by project88blogadmin

earth·bound ˈərTHˌbound/ adjective adjective: earth-bound 1. attached or restricted to the earth.”  ~a flightless earthbound bird.” 2. attached or limited to material existence as distinct from a spiritual or heavenly one. ~”her earthbound view of the sacrament.”   As unprecedented ecological catastrophe unfolds across our planet, new systems of knowledge and new ways of imagining the …

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