'Junctions 1 2 3'
photo and audio installation
8th to 24th January, 2006
U N C T I O N S 1 2 3’ is a photo and audio based installation about
the three crossroads in Kondagaon, Bastar district, where boundaries and
distinctions blur; for everyone who goes through is a commuter, irrespective
of their backgrounds. On three different Sundays, between 7.30 am and
1.00 pm, a video camera captures the roads filling up through the day. Early
morning the commuters are mostly bicyclists and pedestrians, but slowly the
streets are taken over by all kinds of light and heavy speeding
transportation. People, cycle-riders, rickshaw pullers, motorcyclists,
buses, tempos, trucks, jeeps, tractors all make their way towards their
destination, visually over-layering each other. It brings in a diverse,
vibrant atmosphere as they travel on the single road leading to Kondagaon at
one level and the sense of big over-powering the small at another. Also, one
experiences the magical sunrise and the chaotic sounds of the traffic
accomplished painter and printmaker, Navjot shifted to the mode of sculpture
centered multimedia installations in the early 90’s and has been engaged
in photography and video art for some time now. The questions and issues of
gender politics, discriminations, and communal disharmony, identity of
minorities has held the attention of the artist throughout her career.
in Meerut in 1949, Navjot was trained in fine arts and applied arts at the
Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and studied graphics at the Garhi Studios,
has had number of solo exhibitions in India and New York and has
participated in important national and international exhibitions including
‘Ways of Resisting 92 –02’ organized by SAHMAT, Rabindra Bhavan
Gallery, New Delhi, ‘LimiNAI zoNes’, Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi,
‘crossing generations: diVERGE’ NGMA, Bombay, ‘along the axis’
digital art from India and Pakistan, Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi, RPG
collection of Indian Contemporary Art, Germany, ‘Women Artists of
India’; ’A Celebration of Independence,’ Mills college Art Gallery,
Oakland and California, USA’ , Ist Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan,
‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis: Bombay/Mumbai’,
Tate Modern, London.
Projekt’ – Contemporary Indian Art, BBK Kunst forum, Dusseldorf and
Stifung Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Duisburg, Germany, ‘Three Halves’ – Sakshi
Gallery, Mumbai, Hope University, Liverpool and Bolton Museum and galleries,
Lancashire, UK, ‘Eigth Havana Biennale’, Cuba, ‘subTerrain’Indian
Contemporary Art, House Of World
Culture, Berlin. ‘ZOOM –
ART IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA’, Edificia Sede da Caixo Garal de Deposits,
Lisbon, ‘Passage to India’, Geneva, ‘Groundworks’ Carnegie Mellon
University, (RMG) Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
has been invited to participate in the XVth Sydney Biennale, 2006 .
also presented papers in seminars and conferences on art discources in India
lives and works in Mumbai and Kondagaon, Bastar.