'The disciplinary understandings of contemporary Indian art are being challenged in our time by experiences, narratives and strategies designated as activism. Articulating Resistance: Art and Activism explores this space between art and activism without letting the discourse being reduced either to a simple formulation about art in activism or activism in art. The focus, instead, is on interrogating the politics of aesthetics as well as the connections between the visual and other disciplines. Deriving its insights from methodological moves made in the fields of art history/criticism, culture studies and visual culture, the book foregrounds the links between the practice of art and the urgencies of the public world trying to bridge, in the process, the space that reaches across the academy and all that is known as activism in our time. The different sections in the book explore the complex relationship between art-producing practices and frameworks of viewing that seek alignment with the various struggles around caste, community, gender and sexuality.' (from publisher's website)

With brief biographies of the contributors.
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Onsite

Location code REF.ACD2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

322

ISBN / ISSN

9789382381013

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
INTERRUPTIONS
Media, City and the 'Fine-Artie':Notes on the Student Protest in the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, 2007 - Akhilesh ARYA, Koonal DUGGAL, Vasvi OZA, Sneha RAGAVAN
SITES OF ACTIVIST INTERVENTION
Culture of Tolerance - G.P. DESHPANDE
Secular Artist, Citizen Artist - Geeta KAPUR
Sahmat 1989-2011: A Timeline
The Shifting Sites of Secularism: Cultural Politics and Activism in India Today - Rustom BHARUCHA
From Ambedkar to Thakkar and Beyond: Towards a Genealogy of Our Activisms - R. SRIVATSAN
DALIT ISSUES, DALIT ART
Caste, the Artist and the Historian: What Colour Is the Nationalist Cow? - Kancha ILAIAH
The Neo-Buddhist Movement and the Formation of Dalit Identity in Art, Architecture and Culture - Y.S. ALONE
Dalits, Art and the Imagery of Everday Life - Gary Michael TARTAKOV
PROBLEMATIZING THE MINOR IN ART
Tribal Art and Dalit Art: Questions of the Contemporary - P.J. BENOY
Spectres of the 'Radicals', or Where Have All the 'Radicals' Gone? - Santhosh S.
Is Another Art Possible? - Jothi XAVIER
IMAGING WOMEN, IMAGINING SEXUALITIES
'Invisible Chemistry': The Women's Movement and the Indian Woman Artist - Deeptha ACHAR
Contemporary Women Artists in India: Riots, Violence and the Multiple Politics of Praxis - Parul DAVE-MUKHERJI
'Kinky' Issues: Gay Identity and High Art - Shivaji K. PANIKKAR
Chandni Ba(ha)r: Questions of Place, Space and Censorship - Nalini KANNEGAL, Nivedita KUTTIAH
On the Making of Bombay Longing: Queer Activism in Art and Cinema - Georgina MADDOX
Articulating Resistance: Art and Activism
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