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PEERS 2016 New Delhi: Khoj International Artists’ Association presents Peers 2016, a group show of artworks by recent art graduates at Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee Extension, New Delhi from June 16 to June 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The critic-in-residence for PEERS 2016 is Satyajit Dave from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. Says Promona Sengupta, curator at Khoj: “Peers has been a one of Khoj's pioneering programmes, and this year is the 13th edition of Peers. It is a unique residency model, closely curated for recent graduates and young artists starting their professional careers. The aim of the Peers programme is to provide infrastructure, inspiration and mentorship to emerging artists and art practices.” Anuradha Upadhyay, an MFA in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University, speaks about creating work that consistently references the socio-politics of the contemporary times and deeply engages with her own subjectivity as a woman and feminist politics within the society. For PEERS 2016, Upadhyay is painting mask-like faces on small sculptural objects that will be displayed as part of her other drawings and writings. Smita Rajmane, an MFA from Shiv Nadar University, is equally articulate about dealing with issues of “being the outsider”. She came to the University from Pune and had to deal with what it was like being one. To add to this, incidents in Dadri (where she has now been living for two years) and JNU inspire the major themes of her work which are surveillance, the gaze, and voyeurism. For her project at PEERS 2016, she has chosen to focus on the Khirkee mosque area and the used threads to measure boundaries of nearly 60 houses in and around the dilapidated site. She will then create metal bars using the same measurements to create a maze-like installation inside Khoj studio. Kolkata’s Manojit Samanta completed his M.V.A from Government College of Art and Craft Kolkata in 2014 and his visual repertoire borrows heavily from his work as a cartoonist at an illustration firm in Kolkata. His earlier works represent the secluded lifestyles within the clustered urban dwellings. The everyday routine train trips to office and back has exposed him to heavy junk, pressure and extremely crowded situations which in turn has exerted tremendous influence on his composition. For Peers 2016, he exhibits a three-dimensional jigsaw like puzzle of cardboard cut-outs that depict the chaotic, unruly life of Khirkee Extension. Johnson Kshetrimayum is a resident of Manipur and completed his M.V.A from the Faculty of Fine Art, Maharaja Sayajirao University Vadodara in 2016. In an extremely personal comment on racial discrimination, he talks about incidents of abuse and torment he faced as a student. Arijit Bhattacharyya, deals with migration and contemporary urbanism. His works are often proposals for design solutions regarding the people living in temporary shelters. For Peers 2016, he has created a leatherite bag that transforms itself into a superhero rubber suit which can be worn during fires. Peers 2016 has been supported by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. Khoj Receives support from The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

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