Established in 2010 by Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma in Bombay, Clark House Initiative is a curatorial collaborative concerned with ideas of freedom.
Strategies of equality have informed their work, while experiments in re-reading of histories, and concerns of representation and visibility, are ways to imagine alternative economies and freedom.
Clark House was once an office of pharmaceutical research, an antiques store, and the shipping office of the Thakur Shipping Company that had links to countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Japan. Curatorial interventions in the space hope to continue, differently, this history of internationalism, experiment and research.
Zasha Colah is interested in cultural sovereignty and projects that encourage collaborative art practice. Sumesh Sharma is a curator informed by alternate art histories that often include cultural perspectives informed by socio-economics and politics. Immigrant Culture in the Francophone, Vernacular Equalities, Movements of Black Consciousness in Culture are his areas of interest.
The project curated by the collaborative will be presented in Helsinki in 2016.