Nancy Adajania is a Bombay-based cultural theorist and curator. She has pioneered a regionally anchored theorisation of new media art in India in her essay ‘New Media Overtures Before New Media Practice in India’ published by Marg, in 2009. She curated ‘Counter-Canon-Counter-Culture: Alternative Histories of Indian Art’ at the Serendipity Arts Festival, in Goa, 2019, where she showed 42 experimental works including Padamsee’s ‘Syzygy’, Ashim Ahluwalia’s ‘Events in a Cloud Chamber’, and the visionary but unfinished film ‘A Memoir of the Future’ by Shahani. CCCC resurrected and created a dynamic montage of the unknown or unrecognised histories of experimentation and collaboration in photography, film, music and transmedia experiences. Adajania recently led an online curatorial workshop ‘Once Upon a Cultural Famine: A Curatorial Thought Experiment’ for the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
In the spirit of experimentation and collaboration, Akbar Padamsee set up VIEW, the ‘Vision Exchange Workshop’ at his Napean Sea Road apartment between 1969 - 1972. VIEW provided a space with equipment and resources where participants across disciplines including artists,…MORE DETAILS