Earth.Territory.Music. Work overview in photography and texts (2014)
Inder Salim, On the Fall of Iraq. Performance, Sahmat Event, Delhi (2003). Photo courtesy of Umesh Kaushik.
Born in Kashmir in the early 1960s. Lives and works
in New Delhi.
Inder Salim is a conceptual performance artist
and poet practicing for over 25 years. Within the landscape of contemporary art
in India, Salim's ground-breaking, body-centric work has few parallels: a
multidisciplinary artist using video and photography as well as the Internet
interfaces to expand upon his bodily interventions, Inder Salim has
foregrounded the role of art as activism. Reflecting upon the relationship
between art and its relevance to the world he lives in, Inder Salim has
performed at different venues in India and abroad, and was a Sarai Independent
Fellow in 2006-07. He is one of the mentors of the City-as-Studio program at
Sarai/CSDS and is presently organizing Harkat@Sarai, a series of open-ended
performance art events. He organized Art
Karavan International in the year 2010, where 30 artists from India and
aboard travelled for two and a half months through nine cities in Northern
India, with the objective of experimenting with open-ended interactive
processes of art.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK presents the comprehensive work overview Earth.Territory.Music with a selection of some of Inder Salim's most striking activities in the last decade, which mainly comment on the
social environment that the artist encounters in India and Kashmir.
Inder Salim, Earth.Territory.Music. Exhibition view - details. Venice International Performance Art Week 2014. Photographs by Samanta Cinquini.
Courtesy of the artist.
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