Anandmohan Naik, LN Tallur, College Backyard, Amitesh Grover and Arnika Ahldag, K. Ramanujam, Sanchayan Ghosh and Monogobbet Society, Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran, Pad.ma, Desire Machine Collective, Cholamandal Artists, Village, Baroda Fine Arts Fair, Weavers, Service Centre, Pablo Bartholomew, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Sarai Reader 09, CAMP, Santhal Family, Open Circle, K.G. Subramanyan, Gagan Singh, Prabhakar Barwe, Nicholas Roerich, Haku Shah, Stella Kramrisch, Rags Media Collective, R.V. Ramani, Govind Nihalani, Paribartana Mohanty, Astitva Collective, Group 1890, Mochu Bhule Bisre Kalakar Cooperative and Rajeev Sethi, Inder Salim and Shantanu Lodh, Shveta Sarda J. Swaminathan and Akhilesh, Bharat Bhawan, WALA, Ram Rahman, Richard Bartholomew, Umesh Madanahalli and CAVA students, V. Arnawaz, Jyoti Bhatt, Meera Mukherjee, Harkat Unedited, Calcutta Group, SAHMAT, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Anonymous
The main protagonist of the new exhibition ‘Hangar for the Passerby’ at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida is the transient figure of the Passerby. The exhibition is an assemblage of collectivities, collectives, collaborative practices, and moments of transference across generations and groups of artists practicing in India. It highlights contexts, emotional investments, challenges and schema of artistic collaborations and sociality, through juxtaposition of different models and attempts of coalescence as proposed by different artists.
At the heart of the exhibition is a souvenir shop that makes the museum a meeting ground and criss-cross of institutional histories of Bharat Bhavan, Kala Bhavan, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Kala Bhavan and Fine Arts Faculty of Vadodara. It proposes re-visitations of certain historical moments, speculating and re-enacting spatial dynamics of collectivity. Some of the groups, collectives and contexts that will be brought into discussion are Cholamandala Artists’ village, Weavers’ Service Centre, Baroda Art Fair, Astitva Collective, Sahmat, Open Circle, CAMP, Sarai Reader 09 etc. Within this meshwork and interlacing, the exhibition also presents instances of formal and informal pedagogical exercises, workshops and participatory acts, facilitated by many artists in institutional spaces.