Installation at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2017
The Foundation provided assistance to artist Pallavi Paul for her exhibition entitled Terra Firma at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The installation considered the mechanics and practices of truth production. The central motif of the ‘secret’ invites visitors to engage with ideas of espionage, secrecy and the world of information by viewing, reading and walking on this artwork. This textual landscape, composed visually to look like code, responded to the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition.
The Longest Performance Day
The Foundation supported a full day marathon of performances by performance artists from all of over India. Titled ‘The Longest Performance Day’, this performance was a part of Sambhrama 2017, at the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
27 artists from different zones in India were invited across generations, whose performative practices and conceptual approaches addressed day-to-day action, mundane engagements or those that drew the thin line between Art and Life, Life in Art, Art in Life.
What marked the format of this long day event was a tightly rhymed structure that supported singular practices juxtaposing them with different concepts and understanding of the performative, challenging the body, encouraging them to include, exchange and if possible collaborate with younger, first time performers. And importantly, it enacted the notion of social and community building where experiences Indian artists became part of the audience and interacted with younger artists and vice versa.
Alaka Rao P | Rani Rekha | Chathuri Nissansala | Paramesh Jolad | Dimple B Shah | Jeetin Rangher | Ranjana Nagaraj | Raghu A Wodeyar | Varsha Bide | Sridhar Gongoli | Shiva Prasad KT | Mohan Kumar T | Neha Zooni Tickoo | Anupam Saikia | Ajithlal S | Chitra EG | Uma Banerjee | Hilal Ahmad Khan | Sunitha V | Debasis Beura | Priyanka Govil | Bhisaji Gadekar | Khursheed Ahmad | Paribartana Mohanty | Debdutta Banerjee | Bhuvaneh Kumar | Dhannjay Kumar|
Grant at LAMO, 2015
The Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO), Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, India and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation offered support to artist Baptist Coelho for his solo exhibition, thread by thread.
The title of the exhibition, is taken from an essay by the Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). The quote informs Baptist Coelho’s practice, which attempts to reveal and understand conflict and war through observations and conversations that have been woven into the fabric of the lives of people, whether directly or indirectly affected.