In collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, this one-day symposium explores present modes of inquiry related to the ‘place’ South Asia, and the ‘idea’ of subcontinental identity as engaged through practice.
With reputed specialists from art production, curation and publishing, these talks question the complex, intersectional dimensions of arts practices in “South Asia” – a divided entity with major new borders gouged into a decolonised landmass. Based on personal experiences and projects, the speakers engage with shifting modes of image practice – fixed and itinerant formats – that have long enabled a deep visual interpretation, assimilation and diffraction of “South Asian” realities, and have continued to challenge existing discourses. How has image culture then transitioned into the contemporary “post-digital” moment and has it drastically altered our concepts of territoriality itself?
Co-organised in conjunction with the exhibition, Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popular co-curated by Iftikhar Dadi and Roobina Karode; and the launch of the 2023 reader, Unframed: Discovering Image Practices in South Asia edited by Rahaab Allana, co-produced by the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts and HarperCollins Publishers, India.
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