© Khoj International Artists’ Association in collaboration with Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan

Organized by Goethe Institut in collaboration with Khoj International Artists’ Association, the Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) programme aims at developing critical curatorial capacities within the South Asian region. The programme is designed to develop the next generation of promising curators in South Asia. The first part of the Curatorial Intensive brought the fellows together from Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in July 2018 for a two week intensive workshop that looked at curatorial histories, strategies and debates pertinent to the South Asian context. The speakers included a range of curators, art historians, archivists and artists who spoke on different aspects of curatorial practice, exhibition making and art history.

For the second part of the programme, each fellow has curated an exhibition. This publication is a compilation of the curatorial projects. The projects have been sharpened under the guidance of Dr. Leonhard Emmerling and Natasha Ginwala; and executed within the premises of Khoj Studios and Studio Khirki in New Delhi. The second phase helped the participants develop crucial skills as curators and bring into practice theoretical discussions that took place over the two weeks in July. The projects cover a range of concerns addressing issues regarding communal and personal identity, memory, construction and emerging urbanism in contemporary South Asia.