Art Appreciation Series
“Understanding Art”
A Day with Art
Art Appreciation Series “Understanding Art” A Day with Art

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About The Event

Art Appreciation Series

“Understanding Art”

A Day with Art


Art Alive Gallery

Plot 120, Sector 44,

Gurgaon- 122002

Phone: 0124-4932000


Saturday 13th October, 2012

Duration: 11.00 a.m to 5.45 p.m.

Fees: Rs. 5,000 (Lunch Inclusive)

(Payable in cash or cheque in favour of The Art Alive Foundation)

Contact details: Ms.Tanu Dheman

Ph: 0124-4932000


This course is designed to encourage participants to have a better understanding of art and develop a range of analytical skills to view and appreciate art. Participants need not have any prior knowledge of the subject. The course will introduce basic elements of art and will enhance participant’s aesthetic as well as commercial awareness of the subject. The interactive module will have many sessions of meaningful engagements with artists, curators, art historians, collectors and professors to explore the different forms and dimensions of visual art, its origin, evolution, market trends and more.

Our speakers in the panel are eminent figures drawn from the Indian art fraternity.

Schedule of Sessions Module I

Saturday, 13th October, 2012 (11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.)

11 a.m. – 12 noon

* Art through the Ages: A flashback that documents a nostalgic journey from 10,000 BC to 2012 AD

Speaker: Kavita Jaiswal (Eminent contemporary artist, Kavita is a recipient of many prestigious awards both at the state as well as nationals levels including a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and the Charles Wallace India Trust Award by the British Council, New Delhi. Her works are in various private and public collections besides being shown in India and overseas.)

- 12 noon-12.30 p.m.

* Clay to Glaze: The Art of Ceramic Explore the elements of ceramic art through the works of master ceramist (P.R. Daroz) to understand his technique, approach and the materials he uses to create objects, sculptures and installations. Ceramist P R Daroz (A leading name in ceramic art, P.R. Daroz has held over 18 solo exhibitions in India and is known for this architectural installation that has adorned many public places including hotels, corporate houses, private homes among others)

- 12.35 p.m.-12.45 p.m. (Tea Break) - 12.45 p.m.-1.30 p.m.

* Emerging Art Scene in India: Speaker: Georgina Maddox (Georgina Maddox seeks to blur the lines between theory and praxis by operating as a critic/curator and involving herself in visual documentation and art projects. She has collaborated with artists and written about art practices that examine and speak about issues of gender/sexuality/marginalization, for the last 12 years. Currently, she is an independent critic-curator who writes for a selection of leading magazines.)

- 1.30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Curator’s Walk: To get a sense of artworks featuring different themes currently on display Curator Georgina Maddox - 2.00 p.m. -2.30 p.m. (Lunch break)

Session II - 2.30 p.m.¬-3.15 p.m.

* Modern and Contemporary Indian art: What is modern contemporary art and what makes some artists to be global phenomena? The session will explore the key themes, issues and concepts of Indian masters. Explore the impact and influence of their work in the Indian art scene and explore alongside, the challenges, changes and relevance of their work in the present context.

Speaker: Kishore Singh (Senior journalist-columnist, Singh’s profound understanding of Indian art has led him to contribute many well-researched and informative articles on the subject. He juggles his writings with promoting art and curating shows.)

- 3.20-4.15 p.m.

* Building a Portfolio: Your guide to Collecting Art

Speaker: Ina Puri (Ina Puri wears many hats: author, columnist, independent curator and a film producer. She has made a name for herself as an independent curator, impresario and as a consultant with various art funds helping them to identify and build an art inventory. Her precise understanding of the artistic as well as the human side of Manjit Bawa led her to bring out the most definite biography of the late celebrated artist: In Black & White. She also co-scripted the award-winning documentary, Meeting Manjit, directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta.)

- 4.15 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Tea Break

- 4.30 p.m.-5 p.m.

* Printmaking and Collecting Art Prints: Explore the different techniques of printmaking as a fine art. What are art prints and how does one collect them.

Speaker :Ananda Moy Banerji (A product of Camber Well College for printmaking under the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, Ananda is also the recipient of 67th AIFACS Best Exhibit Award. Known for his works that tends to address societal structures and individual, as an artist, Ananda, believes he has a constructive role to play in society. His works are in several private and public collectors in and out of India.)

- 5.00 p.m.-5.45 p.m.

* Is Photography a new art form? The aesthetics of photography is a subject that continues to be discussed. If photography is authentically art, what makes a photograph beautiful?

Speaker: Kabeer Lal (Ace lensman Kabeer Lal is a product of the prestigious Photography Department of Santa Monica College in Los Angeles, California. Kabeer started his photography career in Los Angeles with a slew of assignments in portraiture, fashion and architectural photography even as he studied the different aspects of the art. He is known for his panoramic landscapes, impressionistic abstracts and fine art nudes. Some of his works have been exhibited at Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery in Santa Monica, California and in several others at the Santa Monica College Photography department itself)

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