A special training cum workshop “ArtMoves – Mobilising the Arts to create awareness about HIV and AIDS” was orgnaised by Artmoves & Nalamdana in collaboration with MAKE ART STOP AIDS for artists.
It was a two day interactive event held at Spaces, No.1, Elliot’s Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai on 20 & 21 Jan ’10 and was open to artists working in any media
A special dissemination event was held by MAKE ARTSTOP/AIDS at Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine (GHTM), Tambaram, Chennai where CMACpresented its exhibition of ArtMoves. There was Role Play by artists from Nalamdana at the ART Out-patient area of GHTM and then the opening ceremony at I-Tech auditorium by Dr. S Vijayakumar, IAS, Project Director & Member Secretary, Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society and a keynote address by Mr. Andrew Simkin, U.S. Consul General, Chennai
ArtMoves Exhibition for UNODC & Govt. of Delhi at Dilli Haat
CMAC presented an exhibition ArtMoves at Dilli Haat on Friday, 26 June 09 on occassion of International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking for UNODC & Govt. of Delhi
ArtMoves – Exhibition and Workshop at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
CMAC in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia University presented an Exhibiton on ArtMoves at M.F. Husain Gallery from 15 – 20 Dec. 08.
A three day Workshop was also organised for the Students of Fine Arts, Photography and Architecture on HIV-AIDS.
Is individual change more likely to occur in response to a formal lecture or a gripping artistic encounter? And if you want to enhance the transformative power of art, is it better to present it in a staid museum or on a lively street corner?
In India, as in many other parts of the world, the answers to both questions are clear. Art is our most powerful tool for transformation, and it is most effective where it is most easily accessible. Take it to the streets on a Bajaj autorickshaw.
A joint project of Make ART/STOP AIDS (MA/SA) and Centre for Media and Alternative Communication (CMAC), ArtMoves is a fully portable human-rights based AIDS/arts intervention. Conveyed and dispalyed in five retrofitted auto-rickshaws, it is better described as a moving event or “happening” than an exhibition.
The concept of the bioscope, rolled on wheels, provided the genesis of ArtMoves it is an expression of giving mobility to art and bringing it to the people. The idea was not to limit the exhibition to a handful of galler visitors, but to give it wheels quite literally.