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Saturday, July 13th, 10 to 11AM

Aloft New Orleans Downtown

What can the 16th century imperial workshops of the Mughal Empire teach us about working collaboratively? Carlyn Clark will introduce the concept of Karkhana, an Urdu term for the imperial-sponsored workshops that produced manuscripts for Mughal emperors in what today is India and Pakistan. In these workshops, the production for a single work of art was divided among various collaborating “masters”. Clark will speak about how she worked with Nancy Kay Turner to tweak the project from what was historically used in an actual physical workshop with many skilled workers in the same place to a process used by a loosely defined collaborative network. Eight artists worked over eight months as sixteen works on paper circulated in a prescribed order until everyone worked on all the pieces. At this Daily Collage Congress, we will hear about their process.