Kitchen SemanticsMadhavi Gore & Nikhil Chopra
12:00 - 14:00
Madhavi Gore & Nikhil Chopra are artists who are interested in blurring the line between art and life. A kitchen is a place of performance, creativity, power, hospitality, control, love, and the relationship of the body(s), nourishment, and survival. Food is a form of communication and activates all senses. Food is also eco-political in times of climate change & sustainability questions. Kitchen Semantics invites you to immerse into smelling, critical co-creating, and tasting.
Biography Madhavi Gore & Nikhil Chopra
Madhavi Gore is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary practice is interested in generating modes of questioning processes and histories, through objects and encounters. Her painting, drawing, and performance work is an engagement in the slippages and ruptures in memory and time, marked by visual expressions and instances of joy, play, pleasure, pain, and arousal. She has performed and exhibited in Goa, Sofia, Nottingham, Colombo, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Berlin. Madhavi Gore is a founding partner at HH Art Spaces, Goa, where she is based.
Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice interweaves live art, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installations. His work reflects on the process of transformation and the part played by the duration of the performance. Nikhil combines everyday life, memory, and collective history; with daily acts such as eating, resting, and washing. Nikhil Chopra performed at Making Worlds (53rd Venice Biennale), Performa (New Museum New York) and Marina Abramovic Presents (Manchester International Festival, The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester), Kochi Muziris Biennale, Bienal de la Habana, the 12th Sharjah Biennial, documenta 14 and for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, besides many others.