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Three Takes on Contemporary Art

Conducted by Dr. Rakhee Balaram

Saturday, 16, 23, 30 April, 2011 | 4 - 6 pm

FICA Reading Room, D-42 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110020

A series of three lectures, comprising moments of art historical impact, that look at trends and developments in the West. These lectures consider various art historical movements such as Minimalism, Conceptualism, Pop Art, Performance, Fluxus, Feminism, Land Art, Neo-Expressionism, Young British Artists (YBA), and look at recent trends in Internet art, and art in Asia, such as Chinese and Indian art. The focus of the lectures will be a historical overview which will provide a broad understanding of major movements while looking at such developments through an Indian lens.

Dr. Rakhee Balaram holds two doctorates, in French Literature and Art History, from Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, she has contributed to various publications on twentieth-century art and literature including Vivan Sundaram’s Amrita Sher Gil: A Self Portrait in Letters & Writing (Tulika 2010). She is currently a visiting professor at the School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Registration fee for the series: Rs. 2,100/-

Due to limited availability of seats, registrations will be accepted on a 'first come first serve' basis. To register, please send your name, address, phone number and email, along with the registration fee (kindly note that the cheque will have to be made in the name of 'The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art'), to Poonji Nath, FICA Reading Room, D-40 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024. For more information contact Anica Mann at 011 65474005 or