Open Studio Day: Thursday, 17th April, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM onwards

At Khoj Studios, S-17 Khirki Extension, New Delhi – 17

food invite

Khoj’s programme was instituted to create a public dialogue around ecological issues through artistic projects and interventions. Over the last two years, through its InContext residencies, Khoj has narrowed its focus to supporting projects and interventions that have dealt with a variety of ecological issues surrounding food.

In continuing with this trajectory, Khoj is currently curating a third edition of its – Food Edition III residency. Artists-in-residence Leone Contini, Mona Gandhi, Ravi Agarwal and Srishti Lakhera have researched issues around body’s relationship with food, food sustainability, food cycles (including growing, farming, harvesting, producing, circulating and distributing) and agriculture in both urban and peri-urban settings in and around Delhi. Simultaneously, resident artists Hurmat Ul Ain, Rabbya Naseer, Simran Chopra and Suvani Suri have developed additional conversations around other food-related issues, such as the politics of food and food as an artistic medium.

Throughout the residency, there have been a series of interventions in public spaces by the artists-in-residence. These interventions have been a part ofKhoj’s larger community art program and have provoked questions and discussions about food in tandem with the residency. Some of these interventions were pre-planned while the others developed organically through the conversations generated within the residency. Interventions ranged the gamut and included artist hosted food workshops, dinner-performances and performance interventions.

The exhibition will be on view till Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Ravi Agarwal