In her new work Choksi tests her belief that to learn to be oneself, one always needs others.
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September 2017–Sunday 25 February 2018
Neha Choksi sets up simple yet memorable situations to create poetic, absurd and psychologically engaging works. Her new multi-channel film installation features the artist and her friends. Exploring the relationship between herself and her community, she tests her belief that to learn to be oneself, one always needs others. The film has been shot on the construction site for an expansive and modernizing Jain ashram in India. Inventing open ended and playful situations for her participants, Choksi examines the connections and tensions between solitude and collaboration.
Choksi lives and works in Los Angeles and Mumbai and has exhibited extensively in galleries, museums, festivals, biennales and film screenings worldwide.
Neha Choksi in conversation with Natasha Howes, Senior Curator
Imtiaz Dharker: This line that thread
As part of Manchester Literature Festival 2017, poet, artist and documentary filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker responded to solo exhibitions from South Asian artists Neha Choski, Risham Syed, Mehreen Murtaza, Waqas Khan and Hetain Patel. Here’s her poem, This line that thread.
Find out more about the South Asia art and culture programme 2017-18
Neha Choksi Faith in friction 2017 (production still)
Courtesy the artist and Project 88
Exhibition paint kindly supplied by Farrow&Ball