VAICA festival of Video Art by Indian Contemporary Artists

Video art made by contemporary Indian artists has been attracting attention at international art forums and festival platforms. However, such videos are generally not accessible to people outside the ambit of the art fraternity. We want to offer an opportunity for exposure to video art by Indian contemporary artists and to create space for discussion around such works. This initiative would be aimed to bring together artists, art students, media students, cultural critics and everyone interested in current cultural developments.

We call this initiative VAICA, an acronym for the festival of Video Art by Indian Contemporary Artists. We, Bharati Kapadia and Chandita Mukherjee, have explored this proposition with a selection of Indian artists who have included the medium of video in their art practice. Sixty-seven video works by thirty-five Indian artists will be screened at the festival.

The Mumbai edition of VAICA opens in November, 2019 with support from the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. The New Delhi edition of the festival is scheduled for December 2019 at KNMA, New Delhi.