Never No More Lonely
Never No More Lonely by Aman Sandhu is a research project looking into improvisation, specifically forms of improvisation found in jazz as a methodology for decentering whiteness in artistic practice, from the studio to pedagogy to institution-making.
Never No More Lonely: an improvised conversation between Aman Sandhu and Meenakshi Thirukode
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 12pm-1:30pm EST
In this inaugural offering from Aman Sandhu’s project, Never No More Lonely, Aman will be in conversation with Meenakshi Thirukode (Instituting Otherwise). Guided by an exchange of prompts in the form of images, sounds, and texts, Aman and Meenakshi will continue an ongoing conversation about, around and through the scores of feelings elicited from engaging in institutional critique, feminist consciousness raising, imagining critical pedagogies, and refusing hegemony.
Aman Sandhu (born Toronto, Canada) is based between Glasgow and Montréal. His practice includes sculpture, drawing, and performance. He collaborates frequently with other artists, activists, writers and academics. Sandhu studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2013-15 (Klasse Rita McBride) and graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Master of Fine Art programme in 2017. He is a visiting lecturer on the MFA program at Glasgow School of Art and will be beginning a PhD in Humanities and Fine Arts at Concordia University in September 2020. Sandhu has had residences at Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Studio Pavilion, Glasgow and What About Art, Mumbai. He was recently awarded the 2020 Emerging Visual Artist Residency at Cove Park, Scotland (now postponed until 2021). He is included in Glasgow International 2020 (now postponed until 2021) with the exhibition, The Magic Roundabout & The Besom. Recent solo exhibitions include So Glad (Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2020), NO MORE ARTISTS (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 2019). He has exhibited at Celine Gallery, Glasgow; Gardiner Museum, Toronto; Younger than Beyoncé Gallery, Toronto; FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai; and presentations of his pedagogical project, ELEFANT at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach.
Meenakshi Thirukode is a writer, educator and feminist killjoy currently based in New Delhi where she tends to her garden and wakes up at 4 am every morning to feed her cats Ginger and Sundari. She is currently working on a collection of queer femme erotica as a way to imagine post capitalist desires and liberate herself from the violence of artspeak.