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DukeCreate: Book Making with Chandan Gomes


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***This workshop will be held in Painting Studio 236 in the Rubenstein Arts Center***

About the workshop:

Join in this special workshop taught by visiting artist Chandan Gomes to learn how to create a handmade artist book with photos. You can use the provided images, or if you prefer to use your own, contact Chris Sims at csims@duke.edu by noon on Fri, Sep 27, for instructions.

Chandan Gomes is an artist and bookmaker visiting from Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies, with support from the Duke India Initiative.

About the Instructor:

Chandan Gomes studied Philosophy at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, India. Themes of beauty, imitation, and abandonment interest him as an artist. Chandan is the recipient of the India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography in 2011, an Oslo University Scholarship to participate in Chobi Mela in 2012, the Neel Dongre Award in Photography in 2013, the Foto Visura Spotlight Grant in 2014, and the INK Fellowship in 2016. He was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award in 2015 and the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2018.

His first solo exhibition, Promise of Beauty, was held at PHOTOINK in 2015. His artist book, This World of Dew, published by PHOTOINK, was released in 2015 and went on to garner critical acclaim. This World of Dew has been shown at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Parc Des Ateliers, Arles, and Zeytinburnu International Photography Festival, Istanbul, amongst other places. His photo essay “There are things I call home” was on view at the Asia Society Center in Houston, Texas as part of FotoFest 2018 Biennale. He exhibited his latest body of work at Les Recontres d’Arles in July, 2018 as part of the prestigious New Discovery Award; the exhibition was supported by PHOTOINK. Chandan has also exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2018).


What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are held weeknights 6-8pm. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Can staff attend DukeCreate workshops?

Duke students can reserve their spot in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available.


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Status Archived
Date Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Rubenstein Arts Center
Enrolled 27 of 27