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BODY SPACE TIME conversations: Tushar Joag


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The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art and Gati Dance Forum invite you to a conversation with artist Tushar Joag as part of the Body Space Time Conversation Series.

Date: Thursday, 12th April 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: FICA Reading Room, S-17, First Floor,
Khirki Extension, First Floor, Malviya Nagar (Opposite
Select City Walk, Saket)
New Delhi: 110017
Entry: FREE

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Gati Dance Forum, features the artist Tushar Joag as part of the Body Space Time Conversations series, which is designed to invite a range of practitioners into the studio and engage them in a discussion about performance and its intersection with other disciplines. The series is part of BODY SPACE TIME, an ongoing 4-month certificate course in dance technique and choreography, running from Jan - May 2018 at Gati Dance Forum. It populates a context for the participants of the Body Space Time course, allowing them to engage with creative processes through their own practice and a wider dialogue. It also creates a space for practitioners to share their practice with the larger public, triggering a critical discourse that links various methodologies and forms.

This week the series features Tushar Joag who describes himself as a public intervention artist. He founded UNICELL, an umbrella organisation under PWC (Public Work Cells), a project for making public interventions within cityscapes to highlight issues in a satirised fashion. His work also includes performance art such as 'Riding Rocinante: From Bombay to Shanghai' (2010).

Tushar creates these interventions in urban spaces by "designing and producing objects that while being functional and aesthetic bring into focus the various concerns of the immediate situation." His work politicises art as an extension of activism, using it as a way to address issues prevalent in society including the corruption of the judiciary, political hierarchy and disparity of wealth.