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Curator Conversations: For the Past, Present and Future of Ajrakh Blockprinting

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Join ROM’s Sarah Fee in conversation with textile artist Salemamad Khatri on his work to create and revitalize Ajrakh blockprinting in Kachchh, India. Joined by Abdulaziz Khatri, trade manager at Khamir- a platform for the promotion of traditional art- explore the role of artists and their supporters to preserve and promote the culture, community and environment of Kachchh.  

A key collaborator of Canadian contemporary artist Swapnaa Tamhane in the creation of the exhibition Swapnaa Tamhane: Mobile Palace, Khatri’s work is an integral part of the installations. Hear his perspective on the process of producing the textiles for the exhibition, and the difference between producing his own artwork and working with a contemporary visual artist. 

Event captured on July 28, 2022.

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