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+91 Initiatives

+91 Initiatives facilitates creative endeavors worldwide, collaborating with partners within institutions and interstitial spaces, removing barriers between viewers and the art process. Our Initiatives promote artistic and intellectual exchange through our visual artists’ workspace program based in New York City and collaborations with local and international art institutions.


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Dear friend of +91 Foundation,

Don't miss this exciting two-day event centered on Global South Asia! 

Arani Bose, Founder, +91 Foundation, among others, will comprise a panel on Contemporary South Asian Art.

Please join the conversation.  Space is limited!


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Asian Contemporary Art Week:       Oct 22-Nov 2 (New York)

As a member of the 2014 Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, Plus 91 Foundation is proud to announce that the ninth edition of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) launches in New York on October 22nd.  

ACAW is a dynamic platform that brings together major New York and Asia based art institutions, museums and galleries to present cutting-edge exhibitions and projects and foster provocative dialogue. 

ACAW 2014 FIELD MEETING    October 26 & 27

This year ACAW introduces the Field Meeting, a two-day forum highlighting individual artistic practices, history, and institution building across the continent of Asia.  The program is conceived as a studio visit on a communal scale and presents 35 artists and art professionals through a series of lecture-performances, talks, and discussions.  

Plus 91 Foundation is pleased to participate in this programming that extends to a wide range of international artists, including Jitish Kallat, Reena Kallat, and Shilpa Gupta.  

To RSVP and for a full program and speaker bios visit:


Kallat, Jitish.  The Lie of the Land, 2002, mixed media on canvas, 48" x 96". I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

In Conversation: Mithu Sen

Friday, May 9th 6-8pm @ Asian American Writers Workshop

112 W 27th St #600, New York, NY 10001


RSVP required:


Please join Plus 91 Foundation and the South Asian Women's Creative Collective for an artist talk with Mithu Sen followed by a Q&A with the artist.


Mithu Sen is an internationally recognized multi-media artist who uses unconventional materials in her drawings, sculpture and site and time specific installations. Her manipulation of found materials combined with her morbidly playful work generates unusual and provocative associations around the subjects of gender, domesticity, sexuality, and kitsch.


Sen's first solo US museum exhibition, Mithu Sen: Border Unseen is on display at the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum (April 25-Aug 21, 2014) curated by Karin Zitzewitz.

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Our inaugural +91 Initiative will be held in conjunction with Performa 13 in New York City from Nov. 1 – 24.


For the first time since its founding, prominent South Asian artists will be represented at the Performa biennial. +91 Foundation was invited to collaborate with Performa 13 to reveal two commissioned works by Subodh Gupta & Raqs Media Collective.



With The Last International, Raqs Media Collective's performance, the New Delhi-based artists articulate a new aesthetic of political debates turning manifestos, programs, list and charts into poetry and creating a live environment of video, installation, and performance.



Known for his paintings and sculptures of everyday objects, such as steel Tiffin boxes, thalis, bicycles, and milk pails, Subodh Gupta's performance Celebration will focus on the ritualistic aspect of a feast. Gupta will prepare and host a meal for visitors breaking barriers found across culture, race, religion, and tradition.


Transparent Studio


From January 2012 - July 2013, we were fostering an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process by transitioning our ground level gallery space into a temporary artist studio in an active arts neighborhood in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The public was invited to stop in throughout the duration of the program to interact with the artist about their process. Each project space term culminated in an evening with the artist that coincided with the monthly Dumbo First Thursday event. The program was open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all media practices. We encouraged innovative and experimental project proposals.

Please check back later for updated information on eligibility and application for 2014-2015.





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