Nandita’s work innovates new and cutting-edge applications for traditional crafts that challenge the status quo and retain relevance in today’s society, crafting a new sustainable futures for the sector. This is driven through deep-rooted, local and embedded knowledge in combination with international cross-sector collaboration and exchange. Her work explores the possibility of Art to re-examine the old and to create new relationships between social engagement and aesthetic gesture.
From Concept to the final installation of site-specific Artwork, intimate and interactive partnerships form around these projects that include in-depth conversations in classical and contemporary art and design, evolving audience tastes, and international project planning. Success to her is becoming redundant to the craft community she has been working with.
A case study-based account reimagining contemporary traditional Indian crafts for the current times. With a particular focus on sustainability and crafts connected to the Festival of the goddess Durga – including the work of the Kumartuli clay artisans of Kolkata, Pandal making, Chandannagar Lights and Sholapith.
In association with Kadence Music, Talking Birds and F13.