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5 Year Plan Project: Gandhian Folk Culture/Village Pop Art (now closed)

The Printing Museum
Oct 1–
Feb 1
2015
1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX

The 5 Year Plan project is an experiment in applied Gandhian economics: the creation of an art book and editioned artist prints on shoulder bags (jhola) made of khadi (handspun cloth) from weaving collectives in India sold to promote self-sufficiency (swadeshi) as manifestations of selfless service (seva) in honor of Gandhi. This independent DIY project reduces the degrees of separation between the international art world and collectives in India founded on Gandhian principles.

The installation consists of the 5 Year Plan book, woodblocks used in printing book pages, a spinning wheel, and 22 printed wall pieces on khadi, including examples of ashram artworks and works by Francesco Clemente, Yoko Ono, Donald Beachler, Chris Martin, Tamara Gonzales, Pushpa Kumari, and Monisha Raja.

Created by Aaron Sinift, organizer of the 5 Year Plan.

 

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