A Site for Encounters for Drawn From Practice II: Experimenter – Hindustan Road

15 April - 30 June 2022

Drawing as a conceptual idea, or as a form, goes well beyond the boundaries of visual arts and does not necessarily restrict itself to the physical manifestations of the same, A Site for Encounters for Drawn From Practice at Experimenter Hindustan Road expands this thought. Atho Hidimba Katha by Samuho Collective is a performance that anchors itself in the epic Mahabharata from the point of view of the demoness Hidimba questioning the binaries of right and wrong, good and evil. Prashant More (based in Bangalore, India), Surjit Nongmeikapam (based in Imphal, India) & Continew present Detritus, curated by Paramita Saha, an incisive performance that uses the body to comment on waste, remnants of refuse, and our collective impact on the environment. The rehearsals, notes, dialogues, preparation, and construction of the entire piece are laid threadbare for the audience at Experimenter - Hindustan Road.

Drawn from Practice II takes the conceptual arc of drawing as a wide and impactful tool of thinking, deliberating, experimenting, and activating ideas that go on to define how practices evolve. It attempts to provide a point of entry into the artists’ minds, thought processes on materials and forms, revealing the nuances of complex practices. Recognizing that drawing is often the starting point of work, or the bridge between thought and action, or a segue between conversation and advancement, the exhibition attempts to break away from pre-determined boundaries and traditional disciplines by holding the idea of drawing at its kernel. 

The exhibition opens on April 14, 2022, with an all-day preview at Experimenter – Ballygunge Place, followed by a performance – Atho Hidimba Katha by Samuho Collective at Experimenter – Hindustan Road on 6-7.30 pm, April 15, 2022. The exhibition will be on view until June 30, 2022.