Okhla Mandi

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Martin Van Zomeren
Okhla Mandi

Hazenstraat 20
1016 SP Amsterdam
April 13th, 2012 - May 18th, 2012
Opening: April 13th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Lecture Performance at 6:30, April 13

The artist will show 52 uniques images consisting of drawings and photographic cut-outs made in his studio over the course of the past 5 years.

They are presented as a grid and consist of photographs, drawings on paper and prints on  acetate sheets. Serving as metonymic motors these images are tools used to generate narrative.

The slide-show, Okhla Mandi, is displayed within this constellation. Mandi in Hindi refers to a trading-hub or a market, generally for agricultural produce.
Okhla is the name of the area in New Delhi where this farmer’s market is situated.

Soi recorded images of people involved in the act of carrying, weighing, buying and selling of vegetables. The performative nature of this market space and its linked metaphor, the distribution of capital, are underlined within this work.

Finally, the artist will present a performance in 3 short acts that address, within the context of his work, the subject of labour, the link between body & architecture and lastly, through the lens of a family history, a short story of globalization.

Praneet Soi (b. 1971, Calcutta) lives and works between Amsterdam and Calcutta.
His work has been included in many international exhibitions on various institutions such as Kiran Nadar Museum of Art NOIDA (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (solo show, 2011), Artspace, Sydney (solo show, 2011), De Appel, Amsterdam (2011), CACSA Adelaide, Australia (2010), Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (solo show, 2009), Gwangju Biennale (2008), among others. This June he will participate in Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium.

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