Readymade - An interactive workshop on 'Found' Objects
September 28 - October 5, 2014 I Utsha Foundation For Contemporary Art, VR-39, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Curated by: Nityananda Ojha
Found objects are products that are not normally considered "artistic" as these already have a non-art function. In an art workshop titled 'Readymade' held at Utsha Foundation, the artists made art installations with found objects.
The artists also kept in mind the idea that their works also carried some sort of functionality. Working under the mentorship of curator Nityananda Ojha, an Odia artist based in Baroda, half a dozen artists in the week-long art workshop created wonderful objects using all kinds of materials. One of the most striking items was by Smruti Sai Mishra, who made the miniature of a house that could also be used as a flowerpot using electronic chipboards. Using similar objects, he also made a pen stand.
While the workshop concluded on October 5, the exhibition of the items was on till October 15. A documentary that captured the activities of the artists was also screened in the evening.