Gram Art Project is a group of farmers, artists, women, makers…people with different ideas and identities. But the idea and identity that connects them and makes them a collective, is that they all live, are concerned about and work in and around a village. This village is Paradsinga, situated in Sausar Tehsil of Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Gram Art Project is a collective space where they can express their concerns as part of an average Indian village in forms and media which are socially and ecologically non-exploitative.
Agrarian crisis is not just a rural challenge, but an issue for urban consumers as well. This project aims to make urban consumers realise the foolishness of taking “food security” for granted; it intends to increase the occupancy of core agricultural issues in the sphere of public debate by using media which are part of Gram Art’s farming resources and have developed out of its processes. To this end, over an evening in Delhi live music, snacks and drinks from the farms, performance and an exhibition on agrarian issues will be drawn from artwork created by the Gram Art Project using resources grown on their farms. The snacks and drinks will be made from both successful as well as failed harvests; these edible and non-edible artworks and performances aim to make participants feel the burden carried by others to satiate the peoples daily hunger.