Sunday, January 31, 2016

Listening to pictures : Talk by Kirtana Thangavelu

About the presentation:
This talk is about the painted scrolls of Telangana that are used in elaborate storytelling performances. The paintings in this tradition have a dual status: they are aesthetic objects that demand close and sustained looking. They are also authenticating, canonical documents that act as legitimating charters
for the oral narrative within a performance context.

About the Speaker :
Kirtana Thangavelu received her degrees in Art History from M.S University, Baroda; Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, and her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California
...a at Santa Cruz, and Associate Professor in Fine Arts in the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, at the University of Hyderabad. She teaches courses on the Religious Traditions in South Asian Art, Modernity and Nationalism in Indian Art, Narrative and Storytelling Traditions in Asian Art, Art Writing, Tangible and Intangible Heritage Studies. Her research is on the interface between oral, performance and visual narratives in the picture story-telling traditions from South India. Her work deals with the ways in which these rich and resilient narrative traditions have retained the matrices of orality, caste and ritual that locate and define them in the context of a rapidly changing, modernizing world.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sound Reasons Festival IV Curated by Ish

Sound Reasons Festival IV for Sound Art and electronic music which will take place here in India from 4 December 2015 to 22 January 2016 with per...formances happening across various cities in India along with installations in Delhi and Bangalore. At 1 Shanthi Road five international and Indian artists will showcase their works from 16 - 24 January
Sound Reasons is a multidisciplinary domain and as a recording label, Studio plus the Sound Art/ Electronic Music festival, it brings together artists from all over the world to interact, exchange and reflect on their practice. The festival, which is more a hybrid process that brings together diverse practices ranging from Sound Art to experimental electronic music. We will be expanding our activities into Studio residencies and commissioning artistic work over the next two years. There are many more activities happening in Bangalore and Delhi in the month of December and January please visit the link below for more details.

Curated by Ish S
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Friday, January 15, 2016

Aeroplane Installation

London based artist, Max Prus, and Bangalore based aerospace engineer, Varun Arni B.Eng., M.Sc., first teamed up with the intention of building a working aircraft made from parts found in junkyards they never envisaged they would soon be running the first commercial airline whose entire fleet is handmade.