Occurring on two continents, (Still) In Process is a collaborative art therapy project that aims to encourage cross-cultural contribution by reversing established power dynamics and mitigating rote assumptions. Gallery goers are invited to contribute to the project, which evolved when Krupa Jhaveri (MPS Class of 2008), founder of Sankalpa: Art Journeys, invited SVA graduate art therapy students and faculty member Liz DelliCarpini to work together with local women in the Tamil Nadu region of India. Because the sites in Auroville, India and New York City are active participatory installations, actual interpersonal relationships as well as the remnants of past interactions are on display.
The project developed over the summer as the Indian women instructed the New York based foreigners how to engage in creative processes such as mandala, kolam, and embroidery. The women from Tamil Nadu assisted in organizing this exhibition remotely and created artwork including a central mandala designed to be filled with New York fall foliage. Work created by people in New York will be shared with people in India to continue the project.
(Still) In Process will be exhibited through November 13. Viewings are by appointment, for more information please contact [email protected]