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F(r)iction at Kona

Kona being prepped for F(r)iction, New Delhi, 2019

In February 2019, we transformed an empty set of shops and houses in New Delhi into an immersive walkthrough experience at a space called Kona in Jor Bagh, right next to our Lodhi Art District. The exhibition, called F(r)iction, invited the public to dig into the complexities of our lives entangled in dichotomies between technology, art and nature.

As technology advances, so do the mediums of creating and consuming art. Along with this, a new set of realities emerge, which are often bordering on Fiction, but also creating Frictions within the existing paradigms. At F(r)iction, 17 Indian and international artists, created site-specific installations, videos, interactive multimedia pieces and murals to transform the venue of Kona into a parallel universe of these ‘frictions and fictions’.

The exhibition was divided into two phases. The first phase was ‘A-typical Weekender’, done in partnership with and the generous support of the Singapore Tourism Board. A-Typical was a showcase of the best contemporary Singaporean artists handpicked by Chan + Hori Contemporary’s curatorial director and partner, Khairuddin Hori. The works ranged from Video Installations to Interactive new media pieces.

STB Weekender, New Delhi, 2019

The second phase saw a whole new lineup of artists and works which engaged with the ramifications of living in an increasingly digital world. The artworks probed ideas ranging from the impact of virtual connections on interpersonal relationships to the distinctly modern realities of climate change and loss of cultural heritage.

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Artworks at F(r)iction, Kona, Jor Bagh, New Delhi, 2019

Through the one month that F(r)iction was open, Kona transformed in to a venue for a series of collateral events. From workshops, to panel discussions, live radio shows to zine exhibitions - the weekends offered an array of experiences for visitors to participate in and learn various skills, through Delhi's creative communities

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Interactive gigs at Kona, 2019