OBJECTIVE


PRAF Participatory is an initiative by Prameya Art Foundation that invites international artists to develop a project with the participation of emerging artists and scholars in India, exploring the possibilities of meaningful, intimate, and informal exchanges. As part of its intent to supplement conventional pedagogy, this initiative asks: What can we learn from each other when we think together?


The third edition, curated by Anushka Rajendran, invites Bracha L. Ettinger, to work with a small group of artists, feminists, psychoanalysts and academics to read, discuss and make artwork together through a series of interactive online interactions spread over three weeks. During these sessions, a selection of texts by Ettinger on her path breaking, feminist theoretical work focused on the 'Matrixial Borderspace’ will be discussed, encouraging responses from the participants in writing, drawing, and translations of excerpts from the original text in other languages that the participants might speak, as an exercise in generating new meanings while thinking through another language. These responses and excerpts from Bracha L. Ettinger's writing will collaborate to form a publication that will be released by PRAF and Institut Francais in 2021 accompanying an exhibition of her works.