Performance Art Intensive | Lecture & Workshop

By Inder Salim and Nancy Popp

14 and 15 October, 2022

Venue: KNMA Saket

Part of the Methods series

Registrations for this workshop is now closed.

Performance Art Intensive | Lecture & Workshop

This Intensive on Performance Art explores the practice and repertoire specific to the two artists, Inder Salim and Nancy Popp through dialogic lectures and participative workshops.

Interested and committed participants (18+) are expected to attend the entire duration of the lecture and workshop on both the days.

Inder Salim was born in Kashmir in 1960. He is a conceptual performance artist and poet practicing for over 30 years. Reflecting upon the relationship between art and its relevance to the world he lives in, Inder Salim has performed at different venues in India and abroad. He curated Art Karavan International in 2010, where 30 artists from India and aboard travelled for two and a half months through nine cities in Northern India, with the objective of experimenting with open-ended interactive processes of art. He Created Harkat series of Performance Art at Sarai basement in 2011. He was a Mentor at City-as-studio programme by Raqs Media Collective, 2012. He also received the India Foundation for Arts grant and Fellowship in 2013. In 2021, his works during the pandemic got featured at Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai and Hangzhou Triennial 2022. He is a Visiting faculty at Ambedkar University Delhi, National School of Drama and has conducted workshops at various colleges and universities in India. Currently he is working on two books, Ghazal Numa ( book of images ) and a book of poems about Kashmir and other places. The artists lives and works in Delhi.

Nancy Popp, a Los Angeles-born artist, educator, and organizer, creates performances, direct political interventions, and community work which engages architectural and public space and addresses issues of land use and tenants’ rights. Popp’s practice centers around performance works and direct political interventions exploring relations between bodies, the situational context enveloping them, and the nodes interconnecting them. An educator for nearly 20 years, she has taught at institutions such as Harvard-Westlake School, OTIS College of Art and Design’s Public Practice Master’s Program, and Idyllwild Arts Academy as the Interdisciplinary Arts Department Chair. A writer for various magazines and websites on art, education, and politics, Popp holds degrees from Art Center College of Design and the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently working on a Juris Doctorate. As part of her Fulbright-Nehru project, Popp is currently teaching public art, site-specific art, and performance art practices as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal.

Methods : A series of artist led medium workshops organised by KNMA

The force driving at the crux of the segment has been to re-examine the mandate of a medium centric ‘workshop’ and looks beyond the usual format of craft-hobby workroom sessions. At the heart of each session is a chosen artist with their unique style of expression and fashioned in an actively interactive module of facilitator-participant format. This KNMA series highlights how the paradigmatic shifts in contemporary art making need to be registered at individual levels and not merely as institutional applied skill dissemination. The workshop opens up room for both artists and non-artists as well as keen learners to interact with practitioners from a wide spectrum of styles and media to reimagine the tools and raw material for art making - ranging from drawings, maps, personal memories to printing techniques to textual excerpts to found or broken objects, just to name a few.

Module curators: Neha Tickoo and Madhurima Chaudhuri



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