Culture Monks presents a workshop on A Brief History of Indian and European Art

To equip art lovers, connoisseurs, students, teachers and art buyers with a clear understanding of arts, Culture Monks launches a series of workshops. The workshops will be led by teachers, practitioners & experts.

This basic introductory workshop is comprised of 4 sessions of 3 hours duration.

Dates : September 1 ,2, 8, 9
Timings : 3 pm – 6 pm
Space : Culture Monks
164/C/17 B, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata – 700045, West Bengal , India ( next to A K Ghosh Memorial School, Lake Gardens)

Workshop Fee : Rs 2500

Please write to or call/whatsapp 8697919308 for further details.

A four day workshop with Art Historian, Curator and Cross-media Practitioners Saikat Surai and Oindrilla Maity, which addresses the making and dismantling of European art through tracing major art movements and the gradual development of Indian art since antiquities to modernism.

The workshop will present key ideas on how to look at the arts of the two worlds – oriental and occidental; the major differences in their patterns and the subsequent relationship between them through a post-colonial gaze, touching upon the contributions of major artists.

The workshop will include lectures, assignments, access to resources. The workshop leaders will be available to guide the participants or answer queries in the post workshop phase.

About the Workshop Leaders

Oindrilla Maity is an Independent Curator who has curated numerous art exhibitions, written extensively on contemporary art and taught Art History in several art institutions in the state, including Rabindra Bharati University and the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. She attended the Gwangju Biennale International Curatorial Course and was the recipient of the Art Scribe Award. Her major curatorial projects were showcased at Khoj International Artists’ Association, Shrine Empire, New Delhi and Gallery OED, Kochi. She was the Editorin-Chief of Art News &Views and regional editor of Art Fair. She writes regularly for Take on art.

Saikat Surai is a Cross-media practitioner whose work includes several mediums including Printmaking, Painting, Photography, Video, Installation and Architectural Design. His work has been widely showcased including at the Aedes Project – Water: Curse or Blessing? curated by Ula Giesler in Berlin and at Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi; TIFA Studios, Pune and Khoj Kolkata, Kolkata. He is a mentor at Art 1st at present.


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