Contemporary Art by Sunset
'Rendezvous with the Artist'
MUMBAI, 16 November, 2013 — Mumbai is host to a vibrant and exciting contemporary art scene. To grant insight into this world, Asia Society India Centre staged its final edition of its ‘Rendezvous with the Artist’ series of studio visits at the CAMP studio in Bandra. CAMP is a collaborative artists group founded in Mumbai in 2007 that explore artistic directions that extend beyond traditional boundaries. The programme featured two founding members of CAMP, Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand. They are celebrated artists: finalists in the Skoda Prize and participants in prestigious international art exhibitions and film festivals including Documenta and the last three Sharjah Biennials.
The programme was magnificently staged, set against the backdrop of the setting sun from the rooftop of the CAMP studio in Bandra. Sukumaran and Anand discussed the artistic direction that inspired the formation of CAMP and continues to drive their work. They expressed their passion for the freedom allowed in contemporary art. They defined their artistic goal to interrogate networks under their slogan for the evening, “Every object or system can be different to what it is now.” Sukumaran and Anand complemented their discussion with a large-scale projection of some of their audiovisual works.
Reported by Thomas Pierce, Intern, Asia Society India Centre
Video: ASIC interview with Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand (7 min., 14 sec.)
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