N a v j o t A l t a f
A P l a c e i n N e w Y o r k
Reception with the Artist
Thursday February 18: 7.00 - 9.00 pm
On view till
Navjot was in New York on an eight week artists’ residency – the outcome was an interactive project ‘A Place in New York – New York’, done shortly after she had exhibited ‘Bombay Shots’ at The Guild, Mumbai in 2008, this project can be seen as an extension of that. Despite many political undercurrents, Navjot finds both the cities have people from diverse cultures and backgrounds making these cities very vital and dynamic.
“I am interested in the interactive and the dialogical process of art making, ‘Bombay Shots’ and my earlier work ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ helped me understand people’s reasons for migrating and their relationship / associations with the city and sites they relate to, visit, remember and like to be photographed with – in the process both the participant and the artist create a new dialogue and historicize such places… The very process of engaging with the participants of this project in
Navjot Altaf’s work has been shown in Zones of Contact, XV Sydney Biennale, Australia 2006; Lacuna in Testimony, Frost Art Museum, Florida, 2009; Public Places Private Spaces, Newark Museum, New York, 2008; Tiger by the Tail: Women Artists Transforming Culture, Brandies University / Museum Boston; Continuity and Transformation, Provincia di Milano, Italy; Groundworks, Carnegie Mellon University, (RMG) Pittsburgh, U.S.A.; Another Passage To India, Theatre Saint Gervais and Musee d’ Ethnographie, Geneva.Switzerland; Zoom – Art in Contemporary India, Edificia Sede de Caixo Garal de Depositos, Lisbon; Century City - Bombay/Mumbai: ‘City Politics and Visual Culture in the 90’s’, Tate Modern, London, U.K.; 'SubTerrain' Indian Contemporary Art, House Of World Culture, Berlin. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Touch’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; ‘Bombay Shots’, an interactive photo based project, The Guild, Mumbai; ‘Water Weaving’, Video Installation, Talwar Gallery, New York, U.S.A.; ‘Junctions 1 2 3’, The Guild, Mumbai among others.