This performance is the deconstruction of pleasure emphasising on the labour food needs to be presented. A chef lays her process bare – preparing for the audiences arriving for India’s premier art do.
While artists present their work in the vicinity, one can see a chef, responding to the beauty around them. The chef assumes the Artist’s Role. Gently building the opulence of pleasure.
This performance by Bani Nanda, transforms a chef into a performer. The chef constructs the idea of the evening for everyone to experience, openly. From setting up a table to serving guests, a chef’s job is not done till a bite is taken.
India Art Fair’s Young Collectors Programme, supported by Ruby’s Signature and curated by archaeologist and art historian Anica Mann, is a gateway to getting to know contemporary South Asian art. Taking place from 4 to 12 February at the Young Collectors Hub at Bikaner House in New Delhi, the programme is the perfect opportunity to discover new galleries and learn about various forms of art beyond traditional canvas paintings, such as photography, sculpture, video art, books, music and performance art. Specially designed for the culturally curious and new collectors, the Young Collectors Programme will also be great place to network and explore an exciting line-up of parallel events in the city.