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Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Ashish Rajadhyaksha is an independent researcher and cultural theorist. He has written extensively on the cinema and curated both film festivals and art exhibitions relating to the moving image.

My Sessions

Cultural Environment and Contribution of RIN in and after World War II

Coomaraswamy Hall

A Conversation with Commodore Odakkal Johnson, Curator, Maritime History Society and Author of Book, “Timeless Wake : Legacy of Royal Indian Navy during World War II” The maritime dimension is a unique medium of human interaction. While India has had a glorious maritime past, the present military maritime might of our nation has a foreign […]

Poetry
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What Makes Public Art?

Coomaraswamy Hall

There are many possible definitions of art in the public domain. As the term ‘public domain’ suggests, it is as much a question of space, as it is of the debates that are made possible in such a space. The porous and indeed contested relationship between the spaces of art and those of the public […]

Public Art
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Insurrection 1946: Unresolved Histories

Coomaraswamy Hall

Jnanapravaha is pleased to offer you the opportunity to experience artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajyadhyaksha’s art collaboration based on a historical event in Bombay, the 1946 insurrection led by seamen of the Royal Indian Navy. The installation also includes a 40 minute sound work by British Artist David Chapman. This will be followed by […]

History
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Art and Architecture: Where they don’t meet

Coomaraswamy Hall

This brief presentation and discussion will dwell on the idea of two very interlinked yet very distinctive practices – Art and Architecture; the two are often clubbed as twin-practices or twin-concepts, partly for the way History of Art has been conventionally designed and taught or for reasons such as the now dated and much rehearsed […]

Art and Architecture Discussion
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