5 year plan
-  leaves : chiefly col. ill. ; 34 x 34 cm. + 1 book (xii, 164 p. ; 18 cm.)
- Physical description
- [Ridgewood, NY? : A. Sinift] 2010.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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|N7433.4 .S588 F5 2010||In-library use|
- Sinift, Aaron.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Five year plan
- Five year plan literary companion
- Artists: Orijit Sen, Francesco Clemente, Pushpa Kumari, Julie Doucet, Jane Gilmor, Tim Wehrle, Johnny Coyne, Yoko Ono, Franck Andre Jamme, Chris Martin, Donald Baechler, Mrs. Bina Handa, Sarnath Banerjee, Melissa Lockwood, Aditya Pande, James Green, Monisha Raja, Erin Stack, Robyn Beeche, Meagan Haberman, Tamara Gonzales, Duncan Tonatiuh Smith, Gurpreet Sidhu, Marguerite Byrum, Aaron Sinift, and Alpana Bawa.
- "Created in India, Feb. 10-June 20, 2010"--5 Year Plan website.
- "Screen & block printed, woven, hand-spun & sewin in India 2010. Cover [by] Aaron Sinift--instigator/producer."--verso of cover
- With two woven bags in decorated white corrugated cardboard box (36 x 37 cm.); also laid in: 5 year plan literary companion (edition of 1000, signed by Aaron [Sinift])
- "... The project first and foremost was born from the desire to make a work of Art, unique in character and materiality. The inspiration came from the artworks printed onto the side of sling bags called jholas that are commonly made by Gandhi ashram collectives throughout India. The cloth they are made from, called khadi, is made from hand-spun cotton thread woven on hand-looms, a cloth with deep resonance in India. ... Khadi was the backbone of Gandhi's vision, a means of subsistence for the poorest of the poor. The spinning and weaving process itself also had deep spiritual resonance for Gandhi, in its potential to turn the mind to non-violence and compassion. A book of such artworks should contain the medium of the message and therefore be printed onto khadi. ..."--Introduction to 5 year plan literary companion.
- Includes the project's original press release and prospectus; a copy of "Chai Chillum Chapati"; a photocopied colophon; and a personalized thank-you letter from Aaron Sinift.
- Translation of text on bag : "Bapu vani. 1. Truth alone is service. 2. Truth alone is worship. 3. Non-violence is the highest moral virtue. 4. Khadi is true wisdom. 5. Open your mind and spin. 6. One who spins, wears; one who wears, spins. 7. Spinning wheel is the Sun and other trades/industries are the planets."
- Translation of text in image with Gandhi as the Sun: "Gandhiji's dream India. Cottage industries; Eradicate untouchability; Nationalism; Care for leprosy patients; Organic/natural farming; Nature therapy; Women's empowerment; Khadi; Cleanliness; Animal husbandry; National integration."
- Translation of caption in image of men in green and yellow: "People of all religions-- we are all one under the national flag."
- Art & Architecture Library copy 1: #425 of 1000, signed by Aaron [Sinift].
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