What is the relationship of play and art? This game looks at the idea of play from cultural, strategic, and psychological perspectives.
Ganjifa was originally played with a set of 120 cards. Artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have turned it into a board game depicting Dashavatara, the ten earthly incarnations of the Hindu god Vishnu.
The avatars can also be understood to represent the evolution of mankind from fish, to reptile, to mammal, to human, to deity.
Presented as part of Khoj’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Khoj is one of India’s foremost artistic organisations. Based in Khirkee, Delhi, Khoj is a supportive dynamic and developmental agency, renowned for a diverse programme that cultivates relationships between international and grassroots artists.
The game is exhibited during our opening hours throughout the festival. However in order to play it, you must come along during our play times, outlined below.
Fri 19, Tue 23, Wed 24, Thu 25, Fri 26, Mon 29 May: 6.30pm – 9pm
Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27, Sun 28 May: 12 noon – 6pm
Mon 22 May: closed