| September 2014 to January 2015 | Mumbai and Thane

The Mohile Parikh Center launches the Peer Reading Circles | Art History’s History, which aims to become a think-tank for enhancing the art curriculum in visual art colleges, and equip art students with informed conversations and discussions on art history, theory, aesthetics, and visual culture. Envisaged as study circles within the academic context, the purpose of this new initiative is to generate collaborative forms of reading and learning, and develop methodologies of research and curriculum development by working along with teachers, students, and school leaders.


▪ Develop a peer to peer platform for informal artist talks, reading artworks and images, and theoretical discussions in art colleges | Formulate a portfolio of texts that will address the lacunae in the art curriculum | Integrate peer reading circles in curriculum exercises | Build sustained relationships where peer reading members are contributors and learners.


▪ Sir J.J. School of Art (Mumbai), Thane School of Art (Thane), and Department of Fine Art, SNDT University (Mumbai)

Admission for the faculty and students of the respective institutes only.

 | 2.00pm to 6.30pm | Studio X, Kitab Mahal, Fort, Mumbai

While Mumbai is emerging as a global city, how are art and culture envisioned in the current city development agenda? What is the role of art spaces in shaping Mumbai's future and the contribution of artists, art entrepreneurs and the creative sector in its economic growth? Gathering specialists of art, culture and development in Mumbai - from planners to museum directors, funding bodies, creative entrepreneurs, artists and cultural activists, Artworld Powwow|Art & the Mumbai Development Agenda 2014-2054 aims to discuss, analyse and rethink the place of art in Mumbai’s urban, economic and social development.

Participating Speakers: Vikas Dilawari, Prasad Shetty, Ammar Mahimwalla, Alisha Sadikot, Rajeev Thakker, Radhika P, Abdul Shaban, Parmesh Shahani, Elise Foster Vander Elst, Madhushree Dutta, Hemali Bhuta, Rajalakshmi Pandit, Diana Campbell, Abhay Sardesai