Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

18 hour performance, 2013. Photos: Stefan Handy, Costumes: Loise Braganza. A Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

18 hour performance, 2013. Photos: Stefan Handy, Costumes: Loise Braganza. A Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

18 hour performance, 2013. Photos: Stefan Handy, Costumes: Loise Braganza. A Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Nikhil Chopra - performance

28, 29 & 30 November 2013

Space Oddity: 3-day artist's performance

Plus exhibition from 16 Nov 2013 - 5 April 2014
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Observe artist Nikhil Chopra as he undertakes a three-day live performance at WAVE - Wolverhampton Art Gallery - in response to the gallery's Indian decorative object collection. This will culminate in a spectacular drawing, which will accompany his exhibition of photographs.
Space Oddity is an 18 hour performance devised by Nikhil Chopra to play out over three days. During this time, he will produce charcoal drawings of members of Wolverhampton's South Asian community as well as onlookers on the walls of the Gallery, as a way of examining the role of portraiture in the Art Gallery's collection and reflecting India's colonial past.
The title Space Oddity is taken from the 1969 David Bowie song, and reflects the transition of the time - women's rights, the empowerment of the working class, booming Western economies and hundreds of thousands of migrants from former English colonies. Nikhil Chopra has chosen this title to allude to the strangeness of a place, experienced by those who came to England around this time.
Costumes designed by Loise Braganza.

Space Oddity is an 18 hour performance devised by Nikhil Chopra to play out over three days. During this time, he will produce charcoal drawings of members of Wolverhampton’s South Asian community as well as onlookers on the walls of the Gallery, as a way of examining the role of portraiture in the Art Gallery’s collection and reflecting India’s colonial past.

The title Space Oddity is taken from the 1969 David Bowie song, and reflects the transition of the time – women’s rights, the empowerment of the working class, booming Western economies and hundreds of thousands of migrants from former English colonies. Nikhil Chopra has chosen this title to elude to the strangeness of a place, experienced by those who came to England around this time.

Costumes designed by Loise Braganza.

- See more at: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/nikhil-chopra/#sthash.Tk3XwNub.dpuf

Space Oddity is an 18 hour performance devised by Nikhil Chopra to play out over three days. During this time, he will produce charcoal drawings of members of Wolverhampton’s South Asian community as well as onlookers on the walls of the Gallery, as a way of examining the role of portraiture in the Art Gallery’s collection and reflecting India’s colonial past.

The title Space Oddity is taken from the 1969 David Bowie song, and reflects the transition of the time – women’s rights, the empowerment of the working class, booming Western economies and hundreds of thousands of migrants from former English colonies. Nikhil Chopra has chosen this title to elude to the strangeness of a place, experienced by those who came to England around this time.

Costumes designed by Loise Braganza.

- See more at: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/nikhil-chopra/#sthash.Tk3XwNub.dpuf

Space Oddity is an 18 hour performance devised by Nikhil Chopra to play out over three days. During this time, he will produce charcoal drawings of members of Wolverhampton’s South Asian community as well as onlookers on the walls of the Gallery, as a way of examining the role of portraiture in the Art Gallery’s collection and reflecting India’s colonial past.

The title Space Oddity is taken from the 1969 David Bowie song, and reflects the transition of the time – women’s rights, the empowerment of the working class, booming Western economies and hundreds of thousands of migrants from former English colonies. Nikhil Chopra has chosen this title to elude to the strangeness of a place, experienced by those who came to England around this time.

Costumes designed by Loise Braganza.

- See more at: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/nikhil-chopra/#sthash.Tk3XwNub.dpuf

Space Oddity is an 18 hour performance devised by Nikhil Chopra to play out over three days. During this time, he will produce charcoal drawings of members of Wolverhampton’s South Asian community as well as onlookers on the walls of the Gallery, as a way of examining the role of portraiture in the Art Gallery’s collection and reflecting India’s colonial past.

The title Space Oddity is taken from the 1969 David Bowie song, and reflects the transition of the time – women’s rights, the empowerment of the working class, booming Western economies and hundreds of thousands of migrants from former English colonies. Nikhil Chopra has chosen this title to elude to the strangeness of a place, experienced by those who came to England around this time.

Costumes designed by Loise Braganza.

- See more at: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/nikhil-chopra/#sthash.Tk3XwNub.dpuf
The performance takes place 10am - 4pm each day, and is free to observe

 

This exhibition & performance forms part of the Meadow Arts project Shakti, presented in partnership with National Trust, Oriel Davies and WAVE - Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Shakti is an ambitious contemporary arts programme across four venues in both England and Wales exploring the relationship between Britain and the Indian Subcontinent.

Venues

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU

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