Postby Surabhi Trivedi » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:55 am

New Delhi: Khoj International Artists’ Association presents KHOJLIVE 12, an evening of back to back live performances on Friday, January 27, 2012, at blueFROG, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, Opp Qutub Minar, New Delhi from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. Being hosted as a collateral event to the India Art Fair, this high on energy live event promises to be one of the most exciting events during the bustling calendar of India Art Fair. Entry is free and open to all.

Says Pooja Sood, Director, Khoj International Artists’ Association: “From its first international workshop in 1997 to Khojlive08, a 6-day live art festival, and more recent international residencies devoted to performance and time-based practices, Khoj has consistently engaged with the genre of live art. In an attempt to further explore the possibilities of the genre, specifically within the context of contemporary cultural production in India, KHOJLIVE12 will showcase thirteen performance pieces by artists working across contemporary dance, sound, fashion and gaming. While a number of artists push the boundaries of their respective practices using choreography design and languages of the digital era, others actively seek interaction and audience participation, challenging the traditional relationship of audience as a passive spectator.”

KHOJ (supported by OUTSET India) has invited RoseLee Goldberg - art historian, critic, curator and Founder/Director of the prestigious Performa Biennial in New York to India for KHOJLIVE12. Goldberg has pioneered the study of performance art in the western world. She will give an introductory talk and release Atul Bhalla’s book Yamuna Walk, the culmination of a performance based project that began with a residency at Khoj in January 2007.

A unique public event, KHOJLIVE12 wishes to provide an expanded articulation of time-based art, its possibilities and potential. Some of the artists presenting new and re-contextualised works are Subodh Gupta, Vivan Sundaram, Pushpamala N & Mamta Sagar, Amitesh Grover, Diya Naidu of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Eryck Abecassis & Sonic Tree Natives, Hemant SK, Inder Salim, Neha Choksi, and Rashmi Kaleka.

Through the course of the evening performances will unfold across the venue, transforming The Kila’s diverse set of spaces – a state of the art music club, a sprawling terrace, a central courtyard, a museum of film and art and a store for designer wear – into an active laboratory of new ideas, forms and experiences for artists and audiences alike.

KHOJLIVE12 promises to be a unique and spirited event- intellectually challenging and high on energy.
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