Friday, 27 March 2015 | 5:30 PM FICA Reading Room, D-42, Defence Colony, New Delhi
"About two years ago, I found myself at a juncture where I felt the need to look back and survey the journey of my life; see in my mind's eye the moments which had survived the onslaught of time and re-awaken the flavour of the times I had lived through. To quote Raavji Patel, one of the early modern Gujarati poets: mein khaadhéla daaņa parnaa daaņt havé jovaa chhé…. I now want to see the teethmarks on the grains that I have eaten. The outcome of the teethmarks that I saw in the process has become Untold Stories.
Written by Bharati Kapadia and performed at various public and private spaces, Untold Stories is a performance project which combines the two genres of her art practice, visual art and theatre. Here she will be presenting about her experiences as well as sharing her thoughts on how she came to conceive the project.
Bharati Kapadia is known for her innovative approach to materials, mediums and techniques in creating her art, and has exhibited widely in India and abroad. Her last solo show "Staging the Sets" was shown in Mumbai,Vienna and Munich in 2008.She has participated in several group exhibitions including, The Search Within showcasing works of 10 Indian and 10 Austrian artists, Perneggand Salzburg in Austria and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai in India, 1998; Objects of Wonder, The Brewster Project,2003; Making an Entrance curated by Ranjit Hoskote for Kala Ghoda Arts festival, 2000; 8th European Patchwork Meet, Alsace,France. She was invited by Transcultural Exchange, Boston to participate in their 2002 and 2004 international art initiatives, The Coaster Project and The Tile Project, and was awarded the Apex Art International Residency, New York, in 2001. She has initiated and created art related projects and presented lectures at art institutions and museums in India and abroad. Her work is in several collections in India, Austria, Germany,Switzerland, UK and USA.