Art critics and scholars converge for a two-day regional symposium in Karachi
rumana husain | October 27, 2008 at 09:07 pmby
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- Forums on Art like this one highlight the deep connection between visual art and the concerns and aspirations of the people. When discussed in a spirit of shared legacy of South Asia it acknowledges the need for a space for harmony, multiculturalism and the legitimacy of multiple viewpoints.
- To discuss the ferment of new ideas developing in the field of visual art against the background of the successes and failures of 20th Century Modernist philosophies, the inclusive pluralism of contemporary art movements and the impact of technological tools and networks.
- To focus on the context in which art is created in South Asia, a region with some of the largest concentration of human population where domestic politics of power and poverty complicate lives with uncertainty and anxiety. When internalized into an expression these conditions weaves strands of optimism and pessimism into creative mythologies of a new age in Art that have begun to make a space for itself at art biennials, air fairs and art auctions.
- This seminar can be seen as a part of a collective art dialogue with the West, hopefully leading to an art event in Germany where South Asian scholars can take the lead to present the 21st century art discourse reclaimed from the historical distortions of colonialism with a comprehensive art exhibition from South Asian countries.
- A panel discussion supported by Asia Art Achive, Hong Kong, will look at the challenges of building art archives and collective solutions with shared expertise.
The Anxious Century: Discourses Waiting to be Born: a Seminar on Art Criticism
This event consisted of a two-day programme, span from 25 Oct - 26 Oct
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