Exhibition Walkthrough and an Evening of Readings


Exhibition Walkthrough and an Evening of Readings

Led by Curators Akansha Rastogi and Diana Campbell with Ruxmini Choudhury, Avik Debdas, Swati Kumari and participating artists

Date: 04 July, Tuesday | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: KNMA Saket
Part of Very Small Feelings exhibition

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Join us for a walkthrough of the exhibition Very Small Feelings with co-curators Akansha Rastogi and Diana Campbell with Ruxmini Choudhury, Avik Debdas, Swati Kumari. The walkthrough will also entail an evening of conversations and readings with some of the participating artists including Afra Eisma, Anga Art Collective, Artreach India, Jani Ruscica, Lokesh Khodke, Murari Jha, Nidhi Khurana, Susanta Mandal and Yasmin Jahan Nupur.

Akansha Rastogi is Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Programming at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) in New Delhi, India, since 2011. As a creative practitioner, she is the founding member of artist collective WALA (formed in 2009), and is intensely involved with many artists-led initiatives and forums in New Delhi. Her research and writing focus on exhibition histories of modern and contemporary Indian art, institutional memory, museum studies and storytelling. She studied Art History at National Museum Institute and English Literature at Delhi University.

Akansha’s exhibitions, ‘Hangar for the Passerby’ (2017), ‘Zones of Contact/Grazing’ (2013), ‘Inhabiting the Museum’ (2011-15) and ‘Archiving the Studio’ (2011) have been ingenious for their curatorial thinking,  approaches and conceptual rigour. Each one  positioning and imagining contemporary art museum space in South Asia as an incremental site for the undigested materials and histories. She served as  associate curator of India Pavilion at the 58th Venice  Biennale (2019). Since 2019, she is leading a multi-year program at KNMA under the framework of ‘Young Artists of Our Times’ (YAOT), under which she has curated four exhibitions and thought-forms, the most recent one was 'Very Small Feelings' co-curated with Diana Campbell and presented at Dhaka Art Summit 2023, and others are 'Right to laziness... No, strike that! Sidewalking with the man saying sorry' (2020), Summer's Children (2019), Smell assembly (2019).

Diana Campbell is an American curator and writer who has been working in South and Southeast Asia since 2010, primarily in India, Bangladesh, and the  Philippines. Since 2013, she has served as the  Founding Artistic Director of Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, leading the critically acclaimed 2014-2023 editions and currently imagining the 2025 and 2027 chapters as a continuous ongoing curatorial project which builds infrastructure and new models for contemporary art making and public engagement with culture. Campbell has developed the Dhaka Art Summit into a leading research and exhibitions platform for art from South Asia, bringing together artists, architects, curators, and writers from across South Asia through a largely commission-based model where new work and exhibitions are born in Bangladesh.

In addition to her exhibitions making practice, Campbell is responsible for developing the Samdani Art  Foundation collection and drives its international  collaborations ahead of opening the foundation’s  permanent home, Srihatta, the Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park in Sylhet. Concurrent to her work in Bangladesh from 2016-2018, she was also the Founding Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects in the Philippines and curated Frieze Projects in London in 2018 and 2019. She curated the 2023 Coachella Valley edition of Desert X with Neville Wakefield and is on the facilitation group of AFIELD, an international network of socially engaged artistic practices.



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