OPEN FORUM | KITABART - an artist's book making workshop by Natasha Narain

FICA invites registrations for kitabart
An artist’s book making workshop for 13-18 year olds
with artist Natasha Narain
Dates: Friday,11th December, 4:30 - 6:30pm |  & Saturday, 12th December, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Venue: FICA Reading Room, D-42, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024

Books aren't just about words, their object-hood is something every passionate reader has experienced, relished and longed for. There is something very reassuring about the tactility of a book, the smell of the paper, and the fact that you can always flip backward and forward to your favourite parts. As children all of us have ‘personalised’ our books by doodling all over them and making our own special notes. This workshop will look at this transformational process through an artistic lens and engage the participants in the creative exercise of making an artist’s book.
The workshop will be a fun exercise in exploring materials - photocopied and digital images, threads, tea bags, natural and found objects, multilingual text, paints, pastels and pens – and a conceptual enquiry into the implications of a book being transformed into an intimate art object.
About the Artist: Indian-Australian artist Natasha Narain will guide the participants through the process of layering, drawing, and juxtaposing materials and meanings. Natasha’s own artist books are intimate and portable artworks to hold and to engage with. These books act as microcosms that connect with her large, deeply patterned paintings, and her use of photography as a medium to construct new motifs and narratives. And in turn, her larger works are collaged back into her books and paintings, creating a body of works that dialogue with each other constantly. Natasha has worked with community groups to discuss personal and collective memory, the diasporic experience, exploring strategies for coping with fast paced changes with a view to building resilience and artistic communities.
Natasha will be sharing her own work to introduce her love of books, and her fascination with artist books in particular as a contemporary and accessible medium.

To register: email the participant’s full name, name of a parent, contact number and email address to . The registration fees is Rs. 500/- per student and includes all material costs. Please note that due to limited number of seats we will take registrations on first-come basis.