As part of an ‘open studio’ project, the Gujral Foundation house at 24, Jorbagh, New Delhi that has played host to Sonia Khurana and Raqs Media Collective, has been taken over by Delhi based Israeli artist, Achia Anzi. It is here that he stages his artistic interventions. He has quoted the incongruent and the surreal to create a dialogue around the changing significance of the earth in relation to mankind, as an investigation into ‘what is art and how we can re-discover its wonderment.’
The exhibition cum open studio can best be described as a laboratory of sorts where Anzi has experimented with various objects, like the kiln, the disused parking meter, an excavated gas marker and a large rectangular structure that hangs in the center of one of the rooms, made of gobar and mitti.
This is Achia Anzi’s third solo showing in Delhi. His first solo show – Peaceful be your Return O Lovely bird … was at Threshold in 2012 In Jan’ 2015, Threshold opened their new space with his solo Exhibition -The Land of Nod.
Achia is a visiting professor of Hebrew at JNU and has been living in India for the last twelve years.