We are pleased to announce that the winner of Publishing Performance 2022 is Abhishek Khedekar (IN), for his project Tamasha.
Khedekar's experimental docu-fiction follows a one-hundred-person travelling 'family' that that live and perform nomadically across the state of Maharashtra in India. The Tamasha are a folk performing arts group, who incorporate dance, movement, music and the visual arts since the 1800's. Khedekar uses a mixture of archives, interventions, documentary and collaboration to visualise this often-discriminated group through experimental and surreal visual narratives.
Khedekar will be artist-in-residence in Spoleto, Italy this summer, developing this work for publication by Loose Joints in Summer 2023.
With over 350 applications this year, our seven other shortlisted artists are:
Maximilian Thuemler (DE/US), Born From the Limb
Salih Basheer (SD), 22 Days In Between
Odette England (AUS/US), Unfinished Business
Peter Tomka (US), Recent Works
Nicole Maria Winkler (AT), Corporeal
Sam Williams (UK), Salvage Rhythms
Jackson Whitefield (UK), Keunyser
Publishing Performance is an opportunity to develop an artist’s practice through a residency and publishing award focused on performance and photography presented by Loose Joints Publishing and the Mahler & LeWitt Studios, in partnership with Webber Gallery. You can read more about the opportunity here.