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Event - Art: Faked | Stolen | Censored
A panel discussion in Delhi
Date: 20 June, 2018
Address: Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi (Valet service available)
6.00—6:30: Registration and refreshments
6: 30—7:30: Discussion
Marg’s March 2018 magazine questions our understanding of the originality and ownership of art objects and the limits that test the freedom and ease with which artists and heritage can be safeguarded at home and abroad.
Join us in a discussion with editor Latika Gupta, founding member of SAHMAT Ram Rahman, journalist and documentary filmmaker Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, and artist Amar Kanwar.
The conversation will be accompanied by an excerpt from Guha Thakurta’s 2012 film, Freedom Song.
Forthcoming Book: The Story of India’s Unicorns
By Divyabhanusinh, Asok Kumar Das, Shibani Bose
At present, the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros enjoys a "return" of sorts in the Indian subcontinent. This book records the history of India’s unicorn from prehistoric times to the present, and hopes to highlight the need for continuing and proactive protection of the animal and its habitat.
Launch of Indian Ceramics: History and Practice
Date: 5 January, 2018
Marg’s December 2017 magazine was unveiled at the Jindal Mansion, Mumbai on Friday, January 5, 2018. Our co-editor Naman Ahuja introduced the session. What followed was an engaging discussion chaired by Naman, with guest-editor Kristine Michael, gallerist Amal Allana, curator Pooja Sood and Art India editor Abhay Sardesai providing their different perspectives on how and why ceramics has been integral to Indian tradition and art practice but has for the longest time not been given due recognition within the art world. Amal Allana and Pooja Sood highlighted how they made pioneering attempts from the 1980s to showcase developments in the field. All agreed that more recently there has been a rekindled interest in ceramics because of bolder decisions being taken by practitioners and exhibition organizers to experiment and market these works along with those of more established artists.
Magazine Launch | Indian Ceramics: History and Practice
Date: January 5, 2018, 6 pm
Venue: Jindal Mansion, 5A, Dr G. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai
An oft-neglected medium, ceramics has suddenly become the new buzzword in the world of high art. Auction houses, galleries, triennales are all competing to showcase and market it. Difficult though the journey of its acceptance has been, the importance of ceramics is that it opens up a unique history of modernism: one that is connected to the world as much as it is rooted in India.
To unravel this story, join us for a discussion with Naman Ahuja, Kristine Michael, Pooja Sood and Amal Allana at the launch of Marg’s latest magazine.
Upcoming Magazine - December 2017
Edited by Kristine Michael
The issue discusses artistic modernism in contemporary ceramic art in India in response to the growing interest and global recognition of non-Western modern art. Indian ceramic art remains largely unexplored and marginalized as a significant art practice, and this we hope to partially remedy with the publication of this special edition.