Ways of Seeing: Contemporary Art Today

Ways of Seeing: Contemporary Art Today by Veeranganakumari Solanki

28th August | 4pm – 6pm

Presented by TIFA Working Studios x Mini Bavaria Motors

How do we look at art? What do we see? Why do we see what we see? What is it that makes art contemporary? These are some of the questions the talk will address. The interactive visual presentation will include ways of appreciating contemporary art and highlight important references to art history to create a better understanding and perspective with which to look at art today. The talk will also highlight the important players in art from the artists to you, as an audience who make art possible to exist. Finally, the importance of collectors and patrons will be discussed along with pointers on collecting art to build a unique and personal art collection. Through interactive discussions, the talk will leave you with new perspectives of looking at art and thoughts to pursue to build your own collection.

Veeranganakumari Solanki is an independent curator and art-writer. Her curatorial experience has involved research, curating and co-curating exhibitions, writing for art publications and journals on emerging Indian, Asian and international artists and art practices; in India and internationally. Her interest lies in the manner in which interdisciplinary forms merge with art to create dialogues that travel from public spaces into private ones.
She has contributed papers and articles to several international art journals and publications including Flash Art, Culture360, TAKE, Kolaj and several others. She curated the Kathmandu Triennale Symposium in 2017, and has lectured on curating and art practices, and conducted workshops internationally at institutes such as the Siddhartha Art Foundation, Kathmandu; the Asian Contemporary Art Conference, Taipei; Icastica, Arezzo; Academia di Belle Arte, Florence.
She was on the jury panel of the 8th and 9th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize and is the recipient of the first illySustainArt Curator’s prize, Italy (2011) and the 1st Annual ALICE (Artistic Landmark in Contemporary Experience) Public’s Voice Award 2012 for best Emerging Curator. Some of her curatorial projects include: ‘Memory weave: of pixels and Patterns’ for the International Indian Textile Conference, ‘Tansukh’, Hyderabad (2017); Pocket Maps of the Mind: Residues of Memory, Tarq, Mumbai (2014); Recognition System, Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan (2014); ‘Incidents of Phenomena’, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy (2014), Citizens of Time, 2nd Dhaka Art Summit (2014).

Registrations Rs.3500 | Limited seats | Call +91 96234 44433

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