Chalo, Sketching Karay
Chalo, Sketching Karay
Walk led by Gagan Singh
27 August 2022 | 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Part of City as Museum Series
Walk and draw with artist Gagan Singh while observing and experiencing the city of Delhi! Primarily, placing the city as a subject, the walk will touch upon perception, observation and visual imagination while exploring the path from Central Secretariat to Jantar Mantar.
The idea is to survey the city, view the surrounding architecture, the people passing by and respond to it in the form of drawing and sketching. Inspiration will also be drawn from the works of Cartoonist Mario de Mirand, James J Gibson’s The Ecological Approach to Perception by and from Merleau Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception.
The ticketed walk is open to all participants 18 years and above. There are 12 spots for this and the ticket is priced at ₹470*
Carry your own sketchbook, pen, pencil and watercolour brushes! We advise you to wear good walking shoes, carry a hat (if it's sunny) and a bottle of water.
Gagan Singh primarily defines himself as a Delhi-based object, and a visual artist dabbling in drawing - different modes of narration including illustrations, installations, storytelling, wall art and artist books. He is influenced by perception and explores various themes including everyday life, relationships, human nature through a satirical lens with the element of humour acting as an access point.
Born in 1975, Singh graduated from the Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK in 2005 with a Masters in Drawing. He has showcased his works in various solo and group exhibitions across the world including What I did Everyday (2019), Line Bombs (2014) in Mumbai; Mati Ghar (2014) in New Delhi; and The Drawing Project (2013) in Florida among others.
City as Museum Series: The programme reimagines the city as a museum with a life of its own and its visitor as the flâneur, a mindful passerby. Each walk will be unique in itself and led by an expert thoroughly knowledgeable in the subject matter and the specific urban site of concern. The series will locate and bring into discourse specific zones of engagement in Delhi and the National Capital Region that have served as a repository of local history and creative inspiration to a community of individual artists. Each walk will aim to revisit and engage with certain urban spaces as a means to claim a piece of the shared lived experience through an approach using oral dissemination and immersive participation.
Curated by Madhurima Chaudhuri and Neha Tickoo
*Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is a not for profit institution. The funds from this ticketed event go directly to the walk leader.
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CITY OF STARS
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents a series of curated walks across the city of Delhi under the banner ‘City as Museum’ led by experts and practitioners from the arts. The series will locate and bring into discourse specific zones of engagement in Delhi and the National Capital Region that have served as a repository of local history and creative inspiration to a community of individual artists.