Aptly named, Khoj in Khirki village is not easy to find, but once you get there, its quite an amazing retreat, one that is beginning to make a difference in the experimental art scene in Delhi. Recently they hosted an international Arts and Science residency with four artists- Rohini Devasher, Nick Turvey, Joanna Hoffmann, and Abhishek Hazra, one that concluded on the 26th September with a wonderful show of works that the four had put together, evolving out of discussion and interaction among themselves and with scientists from Delhi University, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Abhishek, whose art is inspired by the social history of science research, like that of C V Raman at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, is a graphic artist with a wacky sense of humour. He is now spending a few months in Berne, funded by the Swiss Arts Council, found the Scholars blog interesting enough to make a wonderful set of posters for us, one of which is on the right. Thanks, Abhishek! Read more about him and his work on his own blog.
We hope to bring you news of the others by and by- Scholars was involved very tangentially with them all.
Khoj has a set of great publications- their catalogues of all the work that they have fostered and funded. We're happy to list one in our Art section, the 2002-2003 catalogue. Rs 500. Write in if you'd like us to get any of their other material as well. We'll khoj(!) it out....
Like the poster? Want a copy? We'd love to send you one (A4 size, only) and all you have to do is write in to us. There are two other posters also available (check out our Design site!), and two others by Abhishek. Brighten up your notice board, spread the word about Scholars, do us a good deed. Whatever the reason!