Khoj studio, an autonomous not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation based in New Delhi is set to present their new exhibition, 'Threading the Horizon: Propositions on worldmaking through Socially Engaged Art Practice'. The exhibit provides a space for socially engaged creative practitioners to reflect on experiences of gender-based violence to make way for an alternate framing of this experience through an artist’s lens in the public realm.
The retrospective sheds light on the acts of resilience that emerge through artistic strategies such as negotiating visibility, leisure, healing, catharsis and more. The practices propose a worldmaking within itself, where encounters, engagements, acts and actions generate new cosmologies. Where “a hope for a better future emerges in restitution, quietude and vigour of collective action.”
Lending their artistic lens for a social cause, the showcase will feature works by Aravani Art Project, Aryakrishnan R, Baaraan Ijlal, Divya Chopra and Rwitee Mandal, Jasmeen Patheja, Padmini Ray Murray, Princess Pea, Saleha Sapra and Riddhi Batra, Sanyukta Saha, Shweta Bhattad, Sumedha Garg and Nitin Bathla, Sumona Chakravarty and Nilanjan Das, Swati Janu and Stuti Pradhan.
In addition to the art exhibit, the opening event will include a performance by the 'Gram Art Project' a group of farmers, artists, women, makers and people of different ideas and identities. The women of Gram Art Project will be showcasing a collection of clothes made from organic cotton, sourced in part from their own fields. The individual iterations of clothing will unpack the stories of violence and unjust practices faced by the women.
Threading the Horizon exhibition opens on November 5, 2022 and will be on view until December 30 from Monday to Saturday at Khoj Studios, New Delhi.
Find more information regarding the exhibit here.