India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
invites you to
Mysore Modernity, Artistic Nationalism and The Art of K Venkatappa
Inaugural Lecture/Performance | Friday | November 25, 2016 | 05:30 PM
Conference | Saturday & Sunday | November 26 & 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Join us for an exciting international conference on artist K Venkatappa!
We are happy to announce a conference on a seminal figure in Karnataka’s visual art landscape – K Venkatappa. Artist K Venkatappa (1886 - 1965), student of Abanindranath Tagore is the first modern artist of the Mysore State. His legacy however, has been largely neglected within the discussions around early modern art history in India – a lacuna that this conference hopes to address.
This conference brings together scholars from India and abroad who will present research that relooks at Venkatappa's art and times. It seeks to engage with his work in ways that will enable fresh insights into the history of early modern art in India.
Inaugural Lecture – Performance by Abhishek Hazra (OPEN TO ALL PUBLIC)
The performance will be followed by a Gallery Tour
Friday | November 25, 2016 | 05:30 PM
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Conference (FREE ENTRY & OPEN TO ALL but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED)
Saturday & Sunday | November 26 & 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
Partha Mitter, R Sivakumar, R Nandakumar, Ajay Sinha, Parul Dave Mukherji, Shukla Sawant, Chandan Gowda, Raghavendra Kulkarni, Suresh Jayaram, Mamta Sagar, Srajana Kaikini and Pushpamala N
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Pushpamala N received a grant under the Arts Practice programme of India Foundation for the Arts to curate this three-day conference.