Urban Visualities – Sites and Sights of Street Art

All the artists would love an art work shop. Urban visualities is an artist workshop, international seminar and more. For details continue reading.

This is organized by DakshinaChitra, to know details about DakshinaChitra see our earlier post

https://chennaifocus.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/dakshinachitra-cultural-living-museum-of-art-architecture-and-lifestyles/

Urban visualities is a series of events consisting of an artist workshop, international seminar, and exhibition on art and spectacle in public places in India and beyond. It explores image circulations in and contests of the public realm. The types of visualities addressed here range from cinema imagery, religious hoardings, advertizing images to political statues and murals.

Artist workshop

Prior to the seminar, an artist workshop will be held in which artists from various backgrounds from India and beyond will produce several works together. The results of the artist workshop will be exhibited in an exhibition dedicated to the theme. The exhibition will be opened at the start of the seminar. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute during the workshop. Please send us an email roosgerritsen@yahoo.com or mcfindia@gmail.com, or call 9841011785 / 9176476322.

Exhibition

The exhibition displays the work of Sundeep Bali, David Blamey, Ranjan De, Murugan, Ramachandran, Ravikanth & Prabath Kumar (Raqs Media Collective), Vishal Rawlley, Yousuf Saeed, Ebenezer Singh, Joyston Vaz, and photos by Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya, Roos Gerritsen, Kiran Keswani, Joanna Kirkpatrick, and Kathryn Myers.

The opening reception of the exhibition will be on January 28 18:00 pm at DakshinaChitra.

Seminar

The 3-day seminar will be an interdisciplinary and international platform that brings together (art) historians, anthropologists, artists, and curators who collectively address these issues of visuality and urbanity.

For the seminar, please register (Rs. 350/day, including lunch. Without lunch: Rs. 90/day or Rs. 30/day for students) mcfindia@gmail.com
ph: 9841011785 / 9176476322

Address DakshinaChitra
East Coast Road
Muttukadu
Chingleput District

For detailed program Visit : http://dakshinachitra.net/pdfs/urban-visualities-program17012011.pdf

Download brochure here: http://dakshinachitra.net/pdfs/Brochure-Street_Art.pdf

Program

ARTIST WORKSHOP

January 26 – 27 AT DAKSHINACHITRA

SEMINAR

DAY 1: JANUARY 28 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
9:30 – 10:15 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10:15 – 10:30 INAUGURATION
10:30 – 13:00 panel SITES & SIGHTS OF THE CITY
Moderator: Shivaji Panikkar

Roos Gerritsen
Vignettes of the city: Urban Visualities and the access to urban space

Vishal Rawlley
Street Toys and Popular Media

Kiran Keswani
Territoriality in the Indian Bazaar

David Blamey
Urban Visions of India: Notes to Self
13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 17:30 panel VISUAL GEOGRAPHIES
Moderator: Sadanand Menon

Baishali Ghosh
Visuals as Links in-Between Lords, Lands and Religious Architecture

Yousuf Saeed
Visual pastiche as symbol of religious pluralism in south Asian Muslim popular media

Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya
Tiled gods appear on Mumbai’s streets: Negotiating through strictly delineated spaces of the megacity, exploring their transformation into curious zones of urban propriety

Patricia Spyer
From Visible to Invisible Backdrop and Beyond: Muslim and Christian Sidewalk Art and Photographic Studios in Postwar Maluku, Indonesia

17:30 – 18:00 BREAK

18:00 OPENING EXHIBITION
18:30 GHANA PERFORMANCE
19:30 DINNER AT DAKSHINACHITRA

DAY 2: JANUARY 29
9:30 – 10:00 ARRIVAL & COFFEE
10:00 – 12:30 panel REFRAMING THE VERNACULAR
Moderator: Sadanand Menon

Ranjan De
Political and Religious Graffiti on the Chennai City walls

Minna Valjakka
From scenic sights to streets and art galleries – the impact of site on graffiti in China

Swapna Sathish
The Sacred and the Profane: Authenticity and Hybridity in Contemporary Temple Painting

Partha Mitter
Popular Prints and the Rise of Indian Nationalism

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 16:00 panel SPECTACLE AND APPEAL
Moderator: Shivaji Panikkar

Philip Lutgendorf
Chai Why? Toward a Social History of the (North) Indian “National Drink”

N. Ramachandran
Light Hoardings of Tamil Nadu

Margaret Thomas
(Im)Possible: Possibilities of Digitally Enhanced Imagery in Tamil Cinema Advertising

Kathryn Myers
Re-visiting/visualizing home, the work of Sundeep Bali, Rajesh Sagara, Ebenezer Sunder Singh

Neeta Omprakash
Street as Exhibition Space: Transformation of Space – from Mundane to Sacred & Festive Presentation

16:00 – 19:00 EXCURSION CHENNAI
20:00 DINNER AT CHOLAMANDAL

DAY 3: JANUARY 30
9:30 – 10:00 ARRIVAL & COFFEE
10:00 – 12:30 Panel MONUMENTALITY AND THE MUSEUM
Moderator: Shivaji Panikkar & Sadanand Menon

Jayashree Venkatadurai
Placing Kannagi on the Beach Road: An Inquiry about Iconic Valences

Martijn de Rooij
What makes it to the museum? Processes of museological valorization in India

Santhosh Sakhinala
Regional Nationalism and the urban context – icons, representation and politics

A. Srivathsan Statues and the Politics of Urban Space in Chennai

12:30-13:00 SUMMING UP: art on streets by Stephen Inglis
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 16:00 SCREENING OF

Jannat ki Rail (The Train to Heaven) (7min.) by Yousuf Saeed
video using religious posters and a popular qawwali song.

DesKilling of Art (30 min.) by Gita Hudson
Banner art has been around for a long time. The makers of banners were skilled craftspeople. Some were truly inspirational artists. But the production of the banners seen in our towns and cities today has been transformed by new technologies and materials. Skills with paint and brush have been subsumed within the mass-produced output of the computer graphics industry. The former and the artists of yesterday are left in history’s wake.

16:00 VISIT TO MAHABALIPURAM & DINNER

DakshinaChitra

East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chinglepet District – 600 118.

Phone   044 27472603 / 044 27472783

Madras Craft Foundation             044 24462435 / 044 24918943

For details visit : http://dakshinachitra.net/scripts/seminar-info.asp

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