“Ghosts do not haunt, they regress. Just as when you need to go to sleep you think of trees or lawns, you are taking instant symbolic refuge in a ready-made iconography of early safety and satisfaction. That exact place is where ghosts go.” – Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers (2015) This …Read more..
Throughout 2021 curator Maria Lind invites fifty-two artists to inhabit the instagram account @52proposalsforthe20s and make weekly proposals for the decade of the 2020s. Prajakta Potnis , How to decide which human gets your last ventilator By Emily Gallacher Viall (Emily Gallacher Viall is a nurse and poet) First, Study lungs. See lungs in trees, bronchial the …Read more..
Not an Imitation Preview Our Online Viewing Room Not an Imitation opened on 11 March 2021. The zoom preview began with an address by Rohini Devasher and Pallavi Paul and a number of Project 88 artists joining in from around the world to continue the conversation. The preview is now available for viewing here We know intuitively …Read more..
Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators. The third talk of this series took place on7th February 2021 between Chirodeep Chaudhuri and Ranjit Hoskote Photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri in conversation with poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote about his ongoing exhibition, ‘Seeing Time’, and about the nature of his practice of documenting, …Read more..
The pandemic has brought public life to an unprecedented standstill. An artist reimagines and re-examines form and functionality in the cities which nurture us Infinity in multitudes: Anti-CAA/NRC protest at Shaheen Bagh earlier this year. (Source: Express Archives) By Monica Narula Sometimes, I go cycling with a 13-year-old. The roads are uneven but empty these …Read more..
Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators. The second talk of this series took place on 11th October 2020 at 9:00 pm IST between Sandeep Mukherjee and Diana Campbell Bentancourt A virtual studio visit and conversation between Indian born, LA based artist, Sandeep Mukherjee and curator Diana Campbell Betancourt. Mukherjee works in …Read more..
Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators. The first talk of this series took place on 25th September 2020 at 6:00 pm IST between Prajakta Potnis and Nancy Adajania Prajakta Potnis and Nancy Adajania reflect on Potnis’ ongoing exhibition, ‘A Body Without Organs’ which opened just before the lockdown. A dark foreboding of how …Read more..
In looking for landscape— Eyes by the windowsill wait for the brain to light up the slope of the hill. Thought cuts a strobe to the farthest reaches of the horizon. Beds of flowers appear at the edge of a dry riverbed. Great green grasses shiver on scorched plains otherwise racked by so much …Read more..
8688 is an exhibition that challenges our perception of opposites. It is only by looking as far past ourselves as possible that we can understand what makes us who we are. The exhibition turns Project 88 on its side (a conceptual gesture evoked by Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective, who by doing so, found …Read more..
One thing after another. The ecstasy of narrative begins early, inside the womb while listening to the story from the other side, at the playground with imaginary companions doing your bidding, or in that first fib about how you got a black eye at school. When bringing up ‘narrative’ what we’re really talking about is …Read more..