Installation Visit by Delhi Jediians at KNMA
Our first visit was at KNMA (Kiran Nadar Museum of Art).
The students have explained the clear definitions of what an installation is & what it may look like. It can be an assemblage of a few things together to cover a public space that has a meaning to it. Other than this, we had arranged a guided tour for this visit. So that they understand the meaning of every installation they saw.
The most interesting part of this visit was how Vivan Sundaram had created an installation just with the help of lights & sound which again had a meaning attached to it. Also, the students learnt how with the use of different wanted/ unwanted materials an installation could be made.
The next most interesting installation of Vivan was the city that he had built out of just waste materials like empty milk packets, dumped rubber tyres, unused empty cans, etc. Though the museum just had a picture of this installation since it was huge & couldn’t be carried back here.
The students also saw the giant, extravagant installation by Subodh Gupta which was made by him just with the use of everyday utensils. The sculpture, a public art installation is shaped like a giant mushroom cloud with a base symbolising the troubled borders and times we live in and also redemption.
Our second visit was at Dilli Haat. The reason for taking the students here was first, to make them understand how the assemblage of materials can be done & to make it look like an installation.
Secondly, to show them the sculptural & cultural form of installations that were present at Dilli Haat.
Overall, the visits were a great success as it helped the students gain a lot of knowledge.
Special thanks to Rupal Ma’am for suggesting this idea.