Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
01.31 – 02.28.2014
Designed to be a constellation of conversations, the INSERT2014 exhibition and symposium was an attempt to renew focus on the artist as a generator of ideas— examining the social, cultural and geopolitical role of an artist in redefining cultural infrastructure in New Delhi.
A site-specific proposal of my Confessions of an Insomniac installation was included in the symposium’s research cell, the New Models of Common Ground programme. The site specific installation concept explores themes of inherited legacy and psychological change processes, juxtaposed against the emotional impact of media saturation.
The month-long event was billed in the media as an intellectual contrast to the overly commercial India Art Fair running concurrently. INSERT2014 garnered an audience of 10,000 people and cut across a swathe of artist, academic, government/ public sector and diplomatic circles in New Delhi.
read article in new york times blog / exhibition publication