AVANI TANDON VIEIRA
MUSEUM OF EPHEMERA
2020 - present
The Museum of Ephemera is a digital archive of ephemeral forms from the city of Bombay. The Museum narrativizes forgotten objects and builds an alternative history of the city. By doing so, it seeks to expand the way that Bombay is understood and tell the story of its many moments of resistance.
KITNI DOOR (HOW FAR)
2020 - 2021
Built around the ideas of distance and proximity, Kitni Door is a zine series that explores how we can make work, and make sense of the global health crisis, together. What does distance mean for artists held apart by a near-impenetrable border? Or by a disease that makes movement treacherous? Or just by the everyday limitations of lived experience? Aap yahan se kitni door hain?
2021 - present
activist/aesthetics is an interdisciplinary effort concerned with the intersections of material culture and political organizing in the 20th century. Now an international research group spanning three continents, activist/aesthetics is comparative, multi-disciplinary, and discussion based.
This multi-disciplinary effort brings together ten artists from India and Pakistan to engage with the idea of Resistance. In collaboration with one another, the artists ask what it means to create art when to speak is a revolutionary act and to resist is to betray home and nation.
This collaborative project connects young artists from India and Pakistan in pairings that cut across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. Exploring the idea of Home against the fraught political backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, these practitioners expand what home means in contemporary South Asia.