Art Appreciation Workshop
DAG Modern and Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi organised day-long art appreciation workshops\seminars comprising five sessions, as part of the one month exhibition, ‘India Modern: Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art.’ The sessions, for media persons covering art and culture, corporate persons, bureaucrats and art lovers, were held by Kishore Singh and Yamini Telkar. The aim of the workshops was to give an understanding of modern art and equip people in responsible positions, who could help shape the future of art in the country, with the ability to appreciate art through a series of sessions and interactions. During the workshop critical aspects dealing with art were discussed, such as nudity in art, potential for careers in the field, investing in art versus collecting art and the efforts involved in selling an art piece. The session also gave a background of the origin of Indian art and the role it has played in Nationalism, its movements, styles and the development of genres such as portraiture, landscapes, still-life, abstracts and the importance of spirituality in aesthetic narratives.