Performance artist Nikhil Chopra's 50-hour solo show takes on colonialism
Published on Aug 12, 2014 12:00 PM
An audio recording at Singapore's National Archives was instrumental in helping Indian performance artist Nikhil Chopra develop his sprawling 50-hour piece.
Titled Give Me Your Blood And I Will Give You Freedom, it will see him blending elements of performance, live art, theatre, painting and drawing.
Extended durational performances are nothing new for the artist, who has performed at major arts festivals and museums as well as notable art biennales.
He is here as one of the headliners of the Singapore International Festival of Arts. His work, a festival commission, opens this Friday at 7pm and will end on Sunday at 9pm.
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“I want to dig deep into the past in the present in order to be able to understand how to deal with the future.”
Artist Nikhil Chopra
GIVE ME YOUR BLOOD AND I WILL GIVE YOU FREEDOM BY NIKHIL CHOPRA
Where: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road
When: Friday to Sunday, starts at 7pm on Friday and ends at 9pm on Sunday
Admission: $35 from Sistic (Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)