FICA Reading Group Week 3:

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art
is pleased to announce the third session of its Reading Group: 

Reading Rancière with Achia Anzi (Session 3/3)
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Time: 4 - 6 PM  
Venue: FICA Reading Room
F-213/E-2, 2nd Floor, Old Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, 
Lado Sarai, New Delhi 110030
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The first three sessions of the FICA Reading Group weekly series will focus on an exploration of Jacques Ranciere’s seminal pedagogical text ‘The Ignorant Schoolmaster’, with discussions led by artist, researcher and professor, Achia Anzi.

French philosopher Jacques Ranciere’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation (1987) delves into the role of the teacher within and without institutions, and the individual’s movement towards critical thought and radical liberation in the rejection of hierarchical thought. 

To participate in this Reading Group, please register as we would like to conduct this close reading of the text with a small group of participants. Please email us at with your name, contact details and a short bio. 

About the Series: 
The FICA Reading Group is an attempt to establish a regular reading activity at the Reading Room, to utilise the collection at hand, and explore the potential of collective reading. The participants will be expected to read the relevant text beforehand and participate in a discussion led by an invited interlocutor.  

About the Discussant: 
Achia Anzi is an Assistant professor at O.P. Jindal Global University and a PhD candidate at The Graduate School of Humanities, Leiden University. Anzi held exhibitions at Ouset India, Instituto Cervantes (New Delhi), Threshold Art Gallery, Jaipur Literature Festival, STA Gallery (Tel Aviv), Yinchuan Biennale and Jerusalem Biennale. His translations of short stories by Saadat Hasan Manto from Urdu to Hebrew were published by Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House (2018). 

About the FICA Reading Room
The FICA Reading Room, currently stationed in Lado Sarai, New Delhi, doubles up as a reference library and an active space for events, film screenings, workshops and more. We house more than 3500 Indian and international books, journals and magazines on Art History, Contemporary Artists, Art Theory, Photography and Architecture. While, the Reading Room houses books on all the important artists of Western Art, the focus of the collection remains Indian art. The collection includes exhibition catalogues, catalogue raisonné, academic and art journals, anthologies with art historical and critical essays, limited edition books, privately published catalogues, out of print artist catalogues, magazines and auction catalogues, as well as a section dedicated to children's illustrated books.