The budding talents
A group show is going to be held in the Capital that brings together the artworks of six young artistes from across the country who have recently completed their studies. The show titled Peers 2014 is presented by Khoj International Artists’ Association. The participants are - Amshu MS, Diptej Vernekar, Dheer Kaku, Ragini Bhow, Sanket Jadia and Sangita Maity. For Peers 2014, all the artists were chosen after a rigorous selection by a jury consisting of artists Vishal Dar, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Arunkumar HG and Khoj director Pooja Sood.
The show is the eleventh edition of the Peers Residency which is an annual education and outreach residency programme of four weeks, where these young and talented artists shed the expectations and rigidity of a structured curriculum, work together in a discursive space that stresses the role of free experimentation and risk-taking in art practice.
Sood, director, Khoj said, ‘Peers Residency programme provides recent graduates and masters’ students opportunity for exchange and dialogue. It aims to provide young artists a forum for experimentation and interaction with the larger creative community, and also hopes to create a network of students from various art, architecture, media and design colleges. Through the programme, we aim to give young artists the tools and space to actively experiment within their practice and also hope to give them a forum for interaction with established practicing artists and creative practitioners’.
Where: Khoj Studios, Khirkee Extension
When: 19 - 22 June
Timing: 11 am - 7 pm