2nd June 2020 6pm IST The webinar will be held on the online platform Zoom. To join the webinar please click on the link below:
Our June programming begins with a conversation between artist duo Vishwa Shroff and Katsushi Goto who will be discussing how their individual practice in graphics and architecture has influenced their collaborative book projects with specific focus on Room and Postulating Premises.
About the artists :
Vishwa Shroff’s artistic practise is firmly rooted in drawing, with a proclivity towards architectural forms that serve as compelling take-off points for a deeper contemplation on memory and our relationship with the material world. Her works seek to explore the narratives of lived experiences that lay embedded within surfaces. Mundane accidents and absent-minded aberrations – a missing tile in a floor for example – simultaneously become signifiers of the presence of absence and the potential of a future presence. Through her sensitive observation, Shroff chronicles the banal to unravel the sublime within it.
Shroff started her artist training at The Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda in 1998 after which, she continued on to the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK) in 2003. She has had seven solo exhibitions in India, the UK and USA as well as several group shows. She has also participated in several artist residencies, namely at the Swiss Cottage Gallery in Camden, London in 2017. Her work was a part of TARQ’s presentation at the India Art Fair 2017 and Art Basel Hong Kong 2018.Recently, she had her second solo exhibition, Folly Measures at TARQ, Mumbai in January, 2020.Shroff currently lives and works between Mumbai and Tokyo.
Katsushi’s work explores the spatial and narrative possibilities of fragmented, transitional thoughts and the transferring attentions with which objects are perceived. The practices of artist, Vishwa Shroff and urbanist and architect Goto, find their place in the four artist books that they have collaborated on in the past.