In this page is listed a series of art events curated by C.F.
John a collaborated effort of artists from Bangalore Supported and presented
Working through each one is an attempt for me to deconstruct certain frameworks of thought and practice in art. (It is an exploration in varying possibilities in terms of forms, materials, content, the understanding of space, and most significantly interaction with other artists and communities. By creatively interacting with other artists and communities I am able to wrestle with my own freedom.
Every artist has within himself or herself an entire world. If there are six artists working on one group project, six different worlds must be holistically integrated into the final exhibition. Interaction between the words is made possible only with a sense of responsibility and sensitivity. Group interaction encourages artists to reflect on each other's work, knowledge, skills, temperament, and methods and incorporate their individual relationships into the totality of the show. Each artist is forced to strip him or herself of a totalitarian approach to art and become inclusive of multiple approaches to creation.
Learning from the past, I was hesitant to form a formal group. I was cautious of the fact that forming a group could easily slip into the rigidity and dogmatic character of institutions, eventually becoming a victim of our ow3n dogma. Hence, I made an attempt to bring together individual artists in an informal and organic manner. Because it is not a formal group, the artists do not have an established identity on which to capitalize. In addition, participating artists vary from show to show. Creative interaction among the artists allows for the individuals to freely collaborate and informally influence each other.
- C.F. John .
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spiral in plastic, 1993
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