Institutionalizing Practice and Practicing the Institution
A presentation by Vasudha Thozhur | Associate Professor, Department of Art, Design and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University
Discussant: Santhosh Sadanandan | Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi
September 6, 2014 | 6:00pm
Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
This event is part of FICA Homepage 2014
As part of the current project of setting up a Fine Art department at the Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, this paper looks at curriculum-making and its outcome from a practice-based perspective. It examines ways of widening the scope as well as the depth of some of the perceptions that surround the attempt and at the possibility of structural change at the root of understanding terms that we commonly use.
Vasudha Thozhur is a painter who studied at the College of Arts and Crafts, Madras and the School of Art and Design, Croydon, UK. She is currently Associate Professor and part of the core group that is involved in setting up the MFA program for the Department of Art, Design and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University. She has also taught and held workshops as visiting faculty at M.S University, Baroda, NID, Ahmedabad and IICD, Jaipur. Thozhur received two grants from the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore (2004–06 & 2009–11) to carry on a research project ‘The Himmat Workshops’, in collaboration with the activist organization Himmat that was set up in Vatva, Ahmedabad during the Gujarat communal carnage of 2002.
Santhosh Sadanandan is Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi. He is trained in Art History and Criticism from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda. His area of work is in the field of critical historiography of Indian art historical studies and cultural practices in relation to minoritarian politics.