Closed-door Workshop II

In collaboration with: Mohile Parikh Centre


The second workshop for Asia Art Archive’s publications project was held in July 2013 in Mumbai, in collaboration with Mohile Parikh Centre for the Arts. With the participation of art historians, critics, curators, artists, and teachers who specialise in and contribute to regional language debates in Indian art, the focus of the Mumbai workshop was to identify intellectual trends and critical positions around the idea of ‘vernacular’ and regional art histories. The workshop served as an intellectually stimulating platform from which to discuss the regional specificities in the art field, and the role multi-lingual readers of Indian art can play. The day-long workshop was led via a presentation by AAA Researchers Sabih Ahmed and Sneha Ragavan, with discussions moderated by AAA Board Chair Jane DeBevoise.



Prof. Raman Sivakumar, Department of History of Art, Kala-Bhavana, Santiniketan

Prof. Shivji Panikker, Dean, School of Culture & Creative Expressions Ambedkar University, Delhi

Dr. Annapurna Garimella, Managing Trustee Art, Resources and Teaching Trust Bangalore

Santhosh S., Assistant Professor, School of Culture & Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi

Vidya Shivadas, Director and Curator, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, New Delhi

Nancy Adajania, Cultural Theorist, Art critic and Curator, Mumbai

Ranjit Hoskote, Poet, Cultural Theorist and Curator, Mumbai

Manmohan Saral, Art Critic, Mumbai

Satish Naik, Editor, Chinha Magazine, Mumbai

Gieve Patel, Independent Artist, Mumbai

Manisha Patel, Art Critic, Mumbai

Abhijeet Tamhane, Senior Assistant Editor, Loksatta, Mumbai

Abhay Sardesai, Editor, Art India Magazine, Mumbai

Sandhini Poddar, Adjunct Curator Guggenheim Museum, New York

Jane DeBevoise, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Sabih Ahmed, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive, New Delhi

Sneha Ragavan, Researcher, Asia Art Archive, New Delhi

Rucha Kulkarn, AAA Bibliography research assistant, Mumbai