Atul Bhalla in Place-Time-Play

Atul Bhalla, <i>Listener From Western Heavens</i>


Atul Bhalla, Listener From Western Heavens

The artist will participate in the upcoming exhibition, Place-Time-Play: contemporary art from the West Heavens to the Middle Kingdom opening in Shanghai, October 20th in conjunction with the Shanghai Biennale. Curated by noted scholars, Chaitanya Sambrani, Chang Tsong-zung, and Gao Shiming, this project combines a visual art agenda with a series of intellectual forums. Fifteen artists from both China and India will travel and work in both countries within a framework of research and practice.

The project is also a curatorial experiment. Apart from the practice of exchange residency, the curators expressly urge Indian artists to create work that engages with China as a subject of the imagination, targeted at the Chinese audience, without the intention of ultimately submitting to the scrutiny of Western platforms.

Place-Time-Play: contemporary art from the West Heavens to the Middle Kingdom
October 22 – December 19, 2010
Shanghai, China