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THE ANXIOUS ARTIST TODAY

9th 
 |  | 6.30 pm | NGMA Auditorium, Mumbai

Being anxious is second nature to being an artist. This is so in any period and in any place. But every particular period and place gives a specific form and content to artists’ anxieties. This panel discussion proposes to address certain of these anxieties in relation to our own times, and see how different generations of artists are affected by them. Changing economic conditions, a rapidly expanding art world, multiplying choices and superseded forms, all give an increased urgency to these issues.


Speakers: R. Sivakumar, Gieve Patel, Sudhir Patwardhan, Rakhi Peswani, Prajakta Potnis and Kaiwan Mehta

Moderator: Ranjit Hoskote

 

Small Men and the Big World: Comic Art as Social Commentary

3rd 
 |  | 6.30pm | Studio X, Kitab Mahal, Fort, Mumbai

A discussion of the work done by IFA grantees Subhendu Dasgupta and Gokul Gopalakrishnan, moderated by cultural critic and author Girish Shahane, on the evolution of vernacular comic art in India between the 1950’s and 1970’s and its role in shaping socio-political discourse. The title of this program 'Small Men and the Big World: Comic Art as Social Commentary' is the literal translation of Cheriya Manushyarum Valiya Lokavum,the name of a comic strip in Malayalam by renowned filmmaker G Aravindan.

 

GENDER | ART | CITY

20th 
 | 10.00am - 5.00pm | StudioX, Kitab Mahal, 192, D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai

Contemporary art practice and criticism in the last fifty years has undergone decisive changes which has threatened to overturn some of the very basics of art practice, interpretation and theory. Simultaneously the proliferation of critical stances has made possible to look at art from a variety of disciplinary locations and multiple subject positions. One such ground-breaking position has been that of gender and its critical interface with class, caste, race, locations and nationality. This project – Gender, Art, City - in the form of study-groups, roundtable conversations and public events is conceived through a multi-disciplinary lens that will explore gender positions in contemporary art, using the disciplinary locations of art history, social sciences and literature.


Conveners: Gita Chadha, Mitra Mukherjee Parikh, Amrita Gupta Singh


Speakers: Annapurna Garimella (Art History), Deeptha Achar (Cultural Studies), Kanchana Mahadevan (Philosophy), Shilpa Phadke (Sociology)

Artists: Anjana Mehra, Bharati Kapadia, Hema Upadhyay, Mansi Bhatt, Shilpa Gupta, Sharmila Samant, Vidya Kamat

 

ART AND SUSTAINABILITY: AESTHETICS OF COMPLEXITY

12th 
 |  | 6.30 pm | Goethe Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai.

Communities across the world engaged in the search for lived cultures of sustainability, are involved in cultural transformations affecting our ways of knowing, learning, valuing and acting together.

In this context, "transdisciplinarity" matters. It implies a mode of knowing reality that combines dimensions traditionally split between art and science. Humans urgently need to develop 'artscience' methodologies fostering both embodied, transversal modes of knowing at the individual level, and a creatively evolutionary capability for resilience at the level of social systems.

Elaborating a theoretical understanding of the cultural dimension of sustainability as based on a trans-disciplinary understanding of complexity, the lecture will introduce an understanding of “aesthetics of sustainability” as addressed in the book Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity.

This program is organized in collaboration with the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai.

 

Visualizing the Ramayana

27th 
 |  | 6.30 pm | NGMA Auditorium, Mumbai

Over the centuries the Ramayana has been visualized all over Asia. Episodes or characters from the epic in its multiple variations and versions have been depicted in murals, folio pictures or miniatures, scrolls or patas and performing forms of leather puppets etc. The vast variety of depictions allows the epic to be viewed in plural rather than singular terms. While the images of the Ramayana uncover aspects of the epic only visualization can reveal, they may offer views other than textual readings.

 

RE-PRESENTING HISTORIES

25th 
 |  | 6.30 pm | NGMA Auditorium, Mumbai

Re-presenting Histories is an on-going programme of exhibitions and events curated by Suman Gopinath and Grant Watson that re-visits recent Indian art history with a view to recuperating legacies of avant garde practice and archiving lesser known bodies of work that slip between genres and schools.

This refocusing of attention on singular practices makes it possible to analyse artists’ work in terms of the context in which it was made, and look at its relationship to schools and movements elsewhere. As a curatorial rather than strictly art historical endeavour, this project uses various formats, including workshops/seminars, exhibitions, publications and commissions by contemporary artists. It is conceived as a collective process drawing on practitioners from different disciplines both in India and internationally.

 

BEING PERIPHERAL

15th 
 |  | 6.45pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Being Peripheral is a film on noted contemporary artist, Baiju Parthan. It is the first part of a series of films that will explore the life and career of thirteen Indian artists. The series is conceptualized by Anupa Mehta. The film is produced and directed by Nrupen Madhvani.

 

Designs on the Delta: Narratives of Cause and Effect

14th 
 |  | 6.30 pm | NGMA Auditorium, Mumbai

Designs on the Delta is a project which evolved over three years (2009 – 2012) in the Sundarbans and areas bordering the Sundarban forests through research led workshops, seminars, design interventions, built form and performances. This project, initiated by the artist, Abhijit Gupta and led by the Khoj Kolkata Artists’ Initiative, is an attempt in defining contemporary interdisciplinary practices combining art, design, aesthetics and architecture, exploring ideas of sustainability through natural materials in lived environments. In a response to the tidal inundations and cyclones that regularly devastate the Sundarbans, this project interrogated the stop-gap arrangements which did not work towards the needs of the local communities. Using locally available materials such as bamboo as building material, a shelter has been designed in the Sundarbans – The Olive Ridley Shelter – for the local communities, which emerged out of collaborative dialogues and interactive exchanges. In this performative presentation, the artists Abhijit Gupta and Chhatrapati Dutta will share the processes and outcomes of this artist-led curatorial experiment, positioning the questions of alternative practices, public spaces and social responsibility. The respondent for this program is Amrita Gupta Singh.

 

ART IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY | SEASON SIX

16th 
 |  | 6.30 PM | Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Fort, Mumbai

Art in the Twenty-First Century | Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY | SEASON 6 (2012)

28th 
 |  | 6.00pm | Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

Art in the Twenty-First Century | Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.

 
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