Invited by Raqs Media Collective, West Heavens is supporting Taiwanese artist Yao Jui-Chung to participate in INSERT2014 at New Delhi from January to February, 2014. INSERT2014 is a constellation of conversations with leading thinkers from around the world and across disciplines. This year, INSERT renews focus on the artist as a generator of ideas and it unfolds a series of unexpected encounters with contemporary art in the public domain.
INSERT2014 will examine the social, cultural and geopolitical role of the artist within the setting of an ever-changing city landscape. As the artistic directors, Raqs Media Collective will oversee the four-week program that will be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. A major exhibition commissioned under INSERT2014 will bring together local and international artists to create site-specific works, based on immersive interactions visits by artists. The invited artists include: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Clark House Initiative, Eyal Weizman and Paulo Tavares, Gauri Gill, Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl, Ivana Franke, Katarzyna Kozyra, Kendell Geers, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lu Xing-Hua, Mai-Thu Perret, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Superflex, Tomàs Saraceno, Wanuri Kahiu, Yao Jui-Chung, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, etc.
From 17th Jan 2014 to 28th Feb 2014, Gallery at School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University will be having an exhibition featuring Yao Jui-Chung and LSD (Lost Society Document). Moreover, from 5th to 7th Feb, a three-days workshop will be held at School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University with the title On Infrastructure and Abandonment.