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23 Jan 2015 - 26 Jan 2015

Kolkata International Performance Art Festival

poster update   Kolkata International Performance Art Festival (KIPAF 2015) takes place January 23-26 with an impressive international programme of artists and performance work in the city. Kolkata International Performance Art Festival (KIPAF) – 2015 aims to explore the concept and materiality of space in its multiplicity and complexity and reveal the possible contestations that are both visible and invisible.  KIPAF is an annual event organized by Performers independent (pi). Performers independent is an independent artists' collective, experimenting and exploring the traditional, modernist and contemporary spaces in the cultural paradigm. The Kolkata International Perofrmance Art festival was initiated in 2012 to annually open up the city of Kolkata to diverse tradions of performance and interventions. The festival aims to be a platform for dialogue between site, art, politics and culture. KIPAF acknowledges the nascent nature of Performance Art in India, and will always play a role in the pedagogy of performance art. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (check website for updates and program): Arijit Bhattacharyya & Team Augustine Thilak Dimple B. Shah Hemant Puri Inder Selim Mangala Anebermath Manmeet Devgun Monica Nanjunda Murari Jha Prakash Lakshman Preeti Singh Rohan Dumbre Sajan Mani Victoria Niveditha Afsana Sharmin Zhumpa (Bangladesh) Di Ball (Australia) Dorothea Rust (Switzerland) Irene Müller (Switzerland) Katarina Rasic (Serbia) Meherun Sumi (Bangladesh) Palash Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) Pavi Mehta (USA) Seiji Shimoda (Japan) >Sumana Akter (Bangladesh) Francesca Fini (Italy) Christina Georgiou (Cyprus) Chelsea Coon (USA) BBB Johannes Deimling (Germany Maya Kovskaya (USA) Tamar Raban (Israel) Eliu Almonte (Dominican Republic) Jessica Hirst (USA)