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Site-Specific Art: Dialogic Forms

By 23rd October 2016January 18th, 2022Conversations

Sanchayan Ghosh is an artist and pedagogue, based in Santiniketan. His engagement is in site-specific interactive art practice with various communities which are participatory in nature. These workshop-based community dialogues often culminate into multi-layered installations and performances, with research drawn from the rich theatre practices in India.

In this presentation, Ghosh will map his artistic trajectory, engaging with  theory and practice informing his work that are site-specific interdisciplinary and multi-layered installations and performances. He also explores the spaces between an academic institution (Kalabhavana, Santiniketan), pedagogy and the public to establish the relationality between them. His interests include interdisciplinary art, theatre design, public art, scenography and pedagogy as socially engaged art practice.

In 2004, Ghosh was awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship and worked on Merge Down and Resist with three generations of Asian migrants in Bristol. He participated in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012), and his selected solo exhibitions include Reversed Perspective: 3 Conjuctures, 2014, and Sisyphus Effect, Experimenter, Kolkata, 2010.

Ghosh received his MFA (1997), and BFA (1995) from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, where he currently works as an associate professor in the Department of Painting.

Respondents: Amrita Gupta (Art Historian and Writer, Mumbai) and Noopur Desai (Art Researcher and Writer, Pune).
This program is organized in collaboration with TIFA Working Studios, Pune.

23rd October, 2016 | 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm | Open to all.

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