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Performance: Nikhil Chopra

Tue 3 December

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Artist Nikhil Chopra will perform Rouge, a durational live action drawing.

Following the performance Nikhil Chopra will be in conversation with Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate Modern.
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About Nikhil Chopra

Nikhil Chopra trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda before continuing his studies in the United States. His work toes the line between performance, theatre, live art, sculpture, photography and drawing, often in the form of largely improvised and durational performances with large-scale drawings and props left as remnants. Chopra frequently addresses issues of identity, autobiography and the disparity between urban and rural landscapes in colonial and postcolonial contexts. For instance, in 2009–10, he performed under the persona of Yog Raj Chitrakar, a fictitious landscape painter based on the artist’s grandfather. In his own words, the artist’s performance as Chitrakar, which translates from Hindi as ‘picture-maker’, enabled him to explore personal memories and collective histories of being ‘hung over by the nostalgia for the British Raj yet reeling in the success of the Indian freedom struggle’.

Ages: All ages

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Timing

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Tue 3 December 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue

Address: Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
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Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 748100
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