Back to Back in Bangalore
Some bad news – I injured my back yesterday, just hours before I was to board my flight to Berlin. Its an Acute Lower Back Spasm I am to lie in bed, flat on my back for the next 10 days or so, before the doctors decide on my recourse. Gah!!
It was however somewhat expected given my crazy work-life. On the flip side, I think I will use this time to plot and plan our group show.
Some thoughts on that:
We have a decidedly new-media, digital arts and installation art bend at Jaaga. I think the fact that our work has a blog component will be crucial to us being able to exhibit at Jaaga. We should get Sandy on board now and see if she might be interested to follow our work process and parallel it with a little catalog + posts that need to be highlighted etc.
If she is not free, I can hit up our current Jaaga Fellow. A graduate from Shrishti who has a really keen sense of writing to follow and help us with this exhibition. It might be in some ways nice, given she is stationed at Jaaga for the next 3 months…and I can really keep her in the loop and mentor the process.
Nirali, you have been at Jaaga, Pooj, have a look at www.jaaga.in/gallery to get an idea of the space. It is very challenging and will be very imp for us to know it while we do our artwork.This is not a white cube space. I talks right back and is not neutral. So our work needs to be able to converse with it and hold their own.
It is a large space (4500 sq..ft), and we can decide how and where our work will fit. We need to keep that planning paralleling our work process.
Big is perhaps better here…
How we hang it up is something we can think of – Jaaga has no real walls…so we can have these paintings free-floating, or functioning as walls…its all open to how we visualize our work there
Ok my two bits on the Jaaga exhibition…let’s continue to jam here
Please look at http://concretely.blogspot.com/ for inspiration on how they post in and how useful this blog can become over time, not just to us but also to the arty public.