Cooperative Consciousness
Curator, Kathryn Myers & Co-Curator, Jayanthi Moorthy

A.I.R. artists at Kochi


December 10, 2016 - March 29, 2017
OED Gallery Compound
5/600 Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, 682002, India

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Cooperative Consciousness offers a generous inquiry into presence and identity that is both internal and external, taking in and interpreting experiences of the world reflected back through their work, through experimental processes and tactile, formal and symbolic uses of materials.  Several themes, motifs and processes emerge that create connecting currents among the works of art in this exhibition. Viewing each in company with the others propels a collective process where each work might respond to and inform another in a continuous conversation. 

The interconnected currents of Cooperative Consciousness; identity, materials, form and formlessness, are just a few of the diverse formal, conceptual, groundbreaking and experimental artistic approaches that have always characterized the work of A.I.R. member artists.

The exhibition in Kochi introduces A.I.R.’s creative practices, ideals, and inspiration and the commitment of member artists who hope through this exhibition to create a dialogue with women artists and the local community in India on issues of art and feminism and the opportunities and challenges of starting and maintaining a cooperative gallery.

Participating artists: Daria Dorosh, d’Ann de Simone, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Shannon Forester, Melissa Furness, Jane Gilmor, Alisa Henriquez, Maxine Henryson, Jody Joldersma,  Louise McCagg, Jayanthi Moorthy, Nancy Morrow, Mimi Oritsky, Julia Kim Smith, Joan Snitzer, Jane Swavely

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