VAICA is a public platform that looks closely at artful and critical engagements in video and moving images by Indian contemporary artists. It brings video practitioners of Indian origin from various backgrounds who have found themselves experimenting with the medium. This edition of the VAICA festival, FIELDS OF VISION, brings together 79 artists with 121 video works.
The second cycle of VAICA is being curated by Bharati Kapadia, Chandita Mukherjee and Anuj Daga. VAICA 2 will be presented by Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in association with Comet Media Foundation. VAICA 2 has received full financial support from the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of the Bajaj Group Trusts. The festival will be presented by the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in association with Comet Media Foundation. Read more here.
VAICA 2 will be presented online over 4 weeks during 20 November to 18 December, 2021. Accessible to everyone, free of cost, viewers will have access to sets of thematically categorised video works that they can watch at their own pace through simply logging onto the VAICA website (www.vaica.org). The videos will be replaced every week by a new set. Each week concludes with a public discussion featuring one or more of the artists, a cultural critic or commentator, conducted along with the co-curators.