Khoj © Victoria Tomaschko

The ifa Galleries in Berlin and Stuttgart help to establish contacts between people and institutions from around the world. In particular the exhibitions in the series connect: are created in collaboration with partners who share this commitment to international cultural exchange. Following the presentation of art from Vietnam and Rio de Janeiro, the ifa Gallery Berlin now showcases the Delhi-based International Artists’ Association Khoj in an exhibition entitled In India and far beyond.

Khoj is an incubator for art and artistic discourse, a creative place for artistic exchange, information and cultural education. Acting as a social hub within a global network the Association offers a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and intercultural dialogue. Khoj was founded on the initiative of artists and is organised for artists; Khoj overcomes boundaries by means of art and especially through the participation of the artists: more than 500 cultural producers from around the globe have met at or through Khoj since its establishment in 1997.

According to the concept of the exhibition, which was developed by Pooja Sood, the director of the Association, in collaboration with Matthias Görlich, it is solely the artists who shall “have their say”: Bani Abidi, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Nikhil Chopra, Rohini Devasher, Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji, Abhishek Hazra, Hema Upadhyay, Sylvia Winkler and Stephan Köperl have all worked at and in collaboration with Khoj. They created photo and video works, installations, performances, interactive and participatory projects in the public space, all of which reflect the openness and vitality of this space for the arts. In Berlin, too, Khoj will unfold its captivating effect.

Programme

Friday, 14 October 2011, 17:00
Guided tour through the exhibition with Gayatri Uppal and the present artists

Saturday, 15 October 2011, 14:00-19:00
Broken White V – Live performance by Nikhil Chopra

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, from 19:00
Long Night of Arab Film
In cooperation with ALFILM 2011, the 3rd Arab Film Festival Berlin. A program of short films curated specially for the ifa Gallery Berlin running in parallel to the Festival, which takes place at Kino Babylon Berlin from 2 to 10 November 2011.

Curated by Charlotte Bank.

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 19:00
connect: Vietnam
Home – Quê Huong, Photographs of Vietnamese repatriates, by Nora Bibel (supported by ifa), book presentation. The author Lê Minh Hâ reads from her novel: Grandpa, the dog, and i.

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 19:00
Khoj Kasheer – An artistic project on the Kashmir conflict Lecture by Herbert Grammatikopoulos, Stuttgart

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 19:00
Encounter: Dr Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, SAVVY Contemporary Gallery and SAVVY | art.contemporary.african Magazine
De-linearizing the Linear Genealogy. A Case Study on Positioning the Other in Berlin – Lecture and Discussion

Sunday, 13 November 2011, 11:00-13:00
Children’s Art ProgramEverything’s illuminated!
A workshop on the radiance of art for children from the age of 6.

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