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The Fabric of India – Day 2: ‘The Politics of Craft’

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The Fabric of India – Day 2: ‘The Politics of Craft’

Mrinalini Mukherjee, Vanshree, 1994. Photo by Radhir Singh.

  • Saturday 7 November 2015
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Registration from 10.30 am

    Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speaker

  • Amrita Jhaveri - Jhaveri Contemporary gallery, Bombay
  • Zehra Jumabhoy - The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • Mukti Khaire - Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Venu Madhav Govindu - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Shaheen Merali - writer and curator, UK
  • Neelam Raina - School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, London
  • Peter Nagy - Nature Morte gallery, New Delhi

Organised by

  • Zehra Jumabhoy - The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Deborah Swallow - The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Divia Patel - Co-curator of The Fabric of India, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Rosemary Crill - Co-curator of The Fabric of India, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Jahnavi Phalkey - India Institute, King's College London

The conference accompanies The Fabric of India exhibition at the V & A Museum. Day 2 at The Courtauld, titled The Politics of Craft, will discuss the way the textile industry has shaped contemporary art and politics in India. It will take place in two parts, with 30-minute papers in each section. The first session, convened by Dr Jahnavi Phalkey, will focus on textiles and technology. The second part, convened by Professor Deborah Swallow and Zehra Jumabhoy, will tackle the use of textiles in contemporary Indian art. Both will discuss how ‘Indian’ textiles have played a part in defining – and problematising – notions of cultural and national identity. The event will culminate with a panel discussion including all the speakers, followed by a reception.

This event was made possible with the financial support of the Helen Hamlyn Trust.

Please click here for information about Day 1 of the conference at the V&A.

Sponsor

The Helen Hamlyn Trust

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