Here, There and Everywhere
January 2017-March 2018
Here, There and Everywhere is an artistic collaboration between India and the UK, exploring contemporary art practices across these two different contexts. The diverse and in-depth programme launched this January in Mumbai and culminates in March 2018. This rich programme, taking place across locations in the UK, India, and online, coincides with the seventieth anniversary of India’s independence from the UK, as well as the partition of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Through a series of exhibitions, projects, and residencies, Here, There and Everywhere looks beyond the surface to artistically explore what independence and autonomy mean now. Here, There and Everywhere is a Midlands-London consortium led by New Art Exchange with Delfina Foundation, QUAD, mac Birmingham, and Primary as core UK partners.
In Spring 2017, Sahej Rahal will undertake a production residency at Primary, to develop an expansive new work combining sculpture, performance and video. The first iteration of this new work will be presented across the spaces at Primary, and will be followed by a further exhibition at mac Birmingham.
Across the year, Primary will collaborate with partners in India to undertake a programme of research and activity that will explore how artists and curators work in public space, comparing experiences in the very different contexts of India and the UK, and learning from each other to explore the creation of new work. This activity is designed to bring together curators, artists, community activists and researchers from across India with UK partners, to examine approaches to working in public space. What can the Indian and UK context learn from each other? How do these practices reflect wider contexts of urban life – for example questions of private/public space, gendered space, permitted behaviour, and ‘commoning’ or communal practices?
Art in Public Space
This programme is supported by funding from Arts Council England as part of a cultural exchange programme, Reimagine India.