12 – 15 January 2023
Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Rd, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
This site-responsive exhibition curated by Charlie Levine, will feature new work by Dawn Beckles, Dilip Chobisa, CJ Mahony, Sukhdev Rathod, Liz West and Alice Wilson. Inspired by the exhibition site, KK Chambers, the artists have all been designated an area or asset (such as the pillars or windows) to create work with and about. Each new piece not only links to the site but softly to the SqW:Lab themes that celebrate process and place. The title, KK Treasure, is a link back to Levine’s gallery in Birmingham, UK, called TROVE, that she ran between 2009 – 2013. The site being extremely uncanny to TROVE, while the themes of exploration are the same and an extension of Levine’s research into line, site and encounter.
These artists have been commissioned by Levine as they all make work that celebrates architecture and will invite audiences to look at the venue a little differently. From how the light floods through the windows and around the vast space, or the ‘frames’ that exist within the space in its current form. KK Treasure will consist of a mixture of installation, prints and interventions.
This exhibition launches KK Chambers as the new site for the SqW:Lab archives. Alongside the archive future fellows will be able to use the site for research, making, exhibiting and hosting events, talks and screenings.