More Than Luck: Making Things Work For Emerging Artists
Talk by Annapurna Garimella
Followed by a discussion with Manisha Parekh and Chandrika Grover
31 July 2014, Thursday | 5:00 - 7:00pm
Vadehra Art Gallery | D-53, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
This event was part of FICA Homepage 2014
Artists throughout their careers need to re-present themselves and their work through portfolios, statements-of-purpose, applications and talks. An artist who effectively communicates with others about the extra-visual ideas behind a body of work and his or her long-term goals as an artist helps to build a dialogue that allows colleagues and audiences to engage with his or her art. This talk will focus on portfolio development, writing statements-of-purpose and applications for grants and residencies, and will be geared towards young artists.
Dr. Annapurna Garimella is a Bangalore and Delhi-based designer and an art historian. Her work focuses on late medieval Indic architecture and the history and practices of vernacular art forms in India after Independence. She heads Jackfruit, an organization with a specialized portfolio of design, research and curatorial projects for artists, museums, government and private institutions and non-profits. She is also the Founding and Managing Trustee of Art, Resources and Teaching Trust, a not-for-profit organization that runs a public art library, conducts independent research projects and does teaching and advisement for college and university students and the general public. Her most recent curatorial projects include Vernacular, in the Contemporary (Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi) and Faith: Manu Parekh in Benaras 1980-2012 (Art Alive, New Delhi) and the upcoming Drawing 2014 (Gallery Espace, New Delhi).