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Exhibition Detail
Auguries JJXXI
Dr. D.N. Road, Fort
400 001 Mumbai

December 28th, 2011 - December 28th, 2011
Installation View, Installation View
© Courtesy of Sir JJ School of Art
10am-6pm | Sundays closed

Seventeen of the current and recent students of the Printmaking Department of the Sir JJ School of Art have self-organised to create an endowment of scholarships for students of the studio by producing a limited edition of ten portfolios, Auguries JJXXI, under Prof. Anant Nikam, head of the department. To afford the cost of the entire process of creating this portfolio, the seventeen students contributed in equal measure. Clark House Initiative was invited to mentor the project. Clark House in turn requested Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai and British artist Simon Liddiment to teach classes on ephemeral and conceptual art practices. British artist Liz Ballard conducted a workshop challenging existing conventions of the print process through experimentation, modifying the printing plate, the paper, and the sequence of making prints. The students visited the studios of senior artists AA Raiba and Lalitha Lajmi to understand their life’s work, to discuss the medium, and deliberate how Indian modernism came into being. These five artists have generously made works for the portfolio. Auguries JJXXI initiates a way of thinking: understanding the strengths of a collaborative infrastructure of support, its stance of self-organisation and co-dependence is a philosophic response to the compelling context and backlog of afflictions in our young century.

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