A series of workshops to explore collaborative ways to compile bibliographies as part of AAA’s ongoing Bibliography project.
6–10 Dec 2015
The first closed-door Bibliography Workshop in partnership with the Bengal Foundation and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University. With students and young researchers from various institutions in Bangladesh, the workshop examined writings on art and activism in Bangladesh between 1980 and the 1990s, culminating in a bibliography that will feed into the Bibliography project database as a special contribution.
Venue: Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Participants: Students of Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka; Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University, Chittagong; and Pathshala: South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka
Talk | Asia Art Archive: An Introduction to its South Asia Projects
9 Dec 2015
AAA presented a talk to introduce the Archive and its projects on South Asia to students and faculty members of the Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong.
Venue: Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Speaker: Sneha Ragavan, Researcher, Asia Art Archive
Panel Discussion | Arts - Languages - Contexts: Modern and Contemporary Art Writing of Bangladesh
10 Dec 2015
A public panel discussion presented with the Bengal Foundation and Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Bangladesh-based artists and publishers gathered to discuss the relationship between artistic practice and art writing to the politics behind language. Issues specific to art writing and research in Bangladesh were also addressed, as well as the role of language in shaping the cultural field.
Venue: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth, Road 71, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Speakers: Dhali al Mamoon, Artist and Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University, Chittagong; Arifur Rahman, Independent Publisher, Nokta, Dhaka
Moderator: Luva Nahid Choudhury, Director-General, Bengal Foundation, Dhaka