Friday, March 18, 2011

'DIAGONAL LINE' - Friendship Printmaking Camp, Guwahati (Feb.2011)

A friendship Printmaking Camp under 'Diagonal Line' is organised by a group of artists at Srimanta Shankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati, Assam during February 6-9, 2011. It's a group formed by a bunch of like minded individuals from Bangalore, Goa and Guwahati who persue the medium of Printmaking. The entire programme was self- supported by the individual artists with the help of Kalakshetra and the artist community from Guwahati. 'Diagonal Line' which connects the artists from the southern India with the north-east, wishes to continue it's activities in other parts of the country as well with the sole purpose of exploring the Printmaking medium. We wish, the joy of working in a groups and bringing together the artists from different geographical and cultural backgrounds will go a long way in spreading the awareness about the medium and also to find new avenues to reach greater heights. In this journey 'Diagonal Line' seeks the support of all the sections of the art community.

Maneswar Brahma
Prasad K.J.
Harisha V.
Satish S.
Urmila V.G.
Venugopal V.G.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Sethusamudram" Residency at Theertha International Artists' Collective, Sri Lanka

'Sethu Samudram', the art project that Theertha Internatioal Artists' Collective, Sri Lanka and No.1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India has developed collectively is envisioning to engage with and address this highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the concept of Sethu Samudram, a mythical bridge that existed between India and Sri Lanka and foreground the links, similarities, and shared anxieties, emotions and histories between the two geographical areas.
The two countries, India and Sri Lanka, share more than just a geographical affinity; we have always been intertwined with history, mythology and a turbulent geopolitical situation.
The overall research area of the art project will cover a wide area of study that include society, politics, history, religion, mythology as relevant to Sri Lanka and India. The SETHU SAMUDRAM project would like to engage in the wider discussion of history navigating through the contemporary dynamics of art (involvement with, and discussion on ideological and methodological innovations of visual arts) within the region.
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