This is a unique program that connects students to ancient and contemporary India. It unravels the diverse living traditions, cultures, arts, and ideas through a lens of art history and cultural studies. The program will help students to understand issues of representation, identity, and socio-cultural changes that influence the production of Indian art. The courses will draw upon a range of theoretical and disciplinary concepts and practices in order for the students to examine the movements and epochs that defined Indian contemporary art and culture.
Duration: 21st July – 10th August 2014
Identity and Politics of Representation in Contemporary Indian Art
A Brief Introduction to Indian Art: Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
Bollywood and Alternative Cinema
Indian Popular Culture
Mapping Urban Geography of Bangalore
The students will have to attend classes from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, students will have the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities such as exploring the history and development of Bangalore city, film screenings, performances, visit artist studios and local craft workshops. Additionally, three one-day field trips to neighboring historic places such as Mysore, Belur-Halebidu and Nandi will be organized to familiarize students with art and architecture of Bangalore and nearby places.
The courses will be taught by Suresh Jayaram and Dr. Neelima Jeychandran. Suresh Jayaram is a noted curator and art historian from Bangalore. He was the Dean of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (College of Fine Arts) and taught Art History there from 1993 till 2007. Dr. Neelima Jeychandran is a visual anthropologist and a curator who researches the visual arts and cultures of South Asia. She has a PhD in Culture and Performance from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Please send a one page CV, which has your academic qualifications and distinctions earned.
Participation costs $1,500 per person without boarding and $ 1,800 per person with boarding and meals.
Phone:  98802 27706
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