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The “People without History” – lecture by Indira Chowdhury

July 1, 2017

RE-LOOK: Lectures on Indian Art.
Curated by Pushpamala N.
by Somberikatte
hosted by 1.Shanthi Road

The “People without History”
Forms of Cultural Memory and the Post-Colonial Archive
a lecture by Indira Chowdhury
Scholar and Archivist, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.

This series of lectures presents exciting new research from the areas of art history, recent art practice and visual anthropology on India, each for the first time in Bengaluru. Distinguished art historians and scholars are invited to give illustrated papers on their recent work and interests. The lectures take place at the popular artist space 1. Shanthi Road Studio / Gallery, situated in the heart of the city.

Somberikatte is a Kannada word meaning idler’s platform- usually the platform around a large tree where people gather to gossip and exchange news. It is a fictional institution, sometimes a forum, sometimes a film production company or the name of a photo studio, used by the artist Pushpamala N. In 1998-99, soon after moving back to Bengaluru, she held a series of seminars in her studio with three eminent speakers presenting papers in each. The series was called The Idea of the Folk and explored the notions of the folk as subaltern, as common people, authentic people, the nation, in the areas of film, art, architecture, environment, technology and law.

The Re-Look lectures on art were started in April 2010.

1.Shanthiroad Studio / Gallery: 1.Shanthi Road, Bengaluru, is an art space founded by Suresh Jayaram that nurtures creativity and cutting edge art practice, situated in the centre of the city. The Studio/Gallery at 1.Shanthi Road provides space for slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings and informal gatherings. It is administered by a not- for- profit trust VAC –Visual Art Collective. Since its inception in 2003 1Shanthiroad has grown to house artists from diverse countries in its residency programmes.

The RE-LOOK lecture series is conceived and programmed by Pushpamala N, funded by Somberikatte, and hosted by 1.Shanthi Road.

RE-LOOK on Sunday | 2nd July 2017 | 6:30 PM

1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
Shanthi Nagar,
Bengaluru 560 027

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