AboutNikhil Chopra at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (WAVE)
Exhibition 16 Nov 2013 - 5 April 2014
3 day Artist's Performance 28, 29 & 30 Nov 2013
As a performer, whose practice emerges from the visual arts, every site offers a range of possibilities in terms of content material, backdrops, contexts and audiences. Chopra will be creating a new performance especially for Meadow Arts & Wolverhampton Art Gallery, using the gallery's extensive collection of Indian artefacts as a source of inspiration. Drawings resulting from the performance will be exhibited at the gallery.
Further existing works from this exciting artist will be shown in the East Gallery. Chopra has exhibited extensively in India and internationally, including at the famous Venice Biennale.
This performance and exhibition is part of Shakti:
In collaboration with National Trust, Oriel Davies and WAVE - Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Meadow Arts is proud to present Shakti, an ambitious contemporary arts programme that unfolds across four venues in both England and Wales, exploring the cultural and artistic relationship between Britain and the Indian Subcontinent.
The four art exhibitions that make up Shakti examine the strong cultural and artistic attractions or tensions that lie beneath the more conventionally explored economic and political discourses between the UK and the subcontinent. The many important historic collections of South Asian art in this country show a degree of understanding, curiosity and admiration of these cultures.
In response, Shakti's contemporary artists show a formidable engagement and channelling of creative powers, which is one of the meanings of the Sanskrit word Shakti.