The Word and The Image - International Conference

Indian Heritage Centre Presents

The Word and The Image
In Art and Society
International Conference
3 March 2018, 9am-6.30pm
River Room, Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission: Free
For more details visit www.indianheritage.org.sg
or write to nhb_ihc_exhibitions@nhb.gov.sg
or call 6291 2536.

The Indian artist and craftsperson have been a champion of India’s traditions, producing an amalgamation of inherited ancient wisdom and artistic inspiration. They have been artists and creators inspired by the socio-cultural systems that surround them. They produced decorative, artistic objects as well as objects to meet everyday demands. These craft traditions have had an all pervasive impact in Indian culture leaving an imprint on contemporary visual culture too.

What were some sources of inspiration for these artists and craftspeople? Why were words incorporated into the aesthetics of these art forms? How were images, motifs and symbols visualised and portrayed? Are these vanishing traditions and is their survival under threat in contemporary times? These are some questions that will be addressed in this conference.

This conference will introduce participants to the ancient tradition of scripting in Indian art and craft. It will also present perspectives on the influence of Indian symbolism in the creation of an image. Lastly, the conference will present contemporary perspectives on the creation of images inspired by diasporic identities. A day-long event, the conference will feature international speakers, curators, artists, and collectors.

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Sat Mar 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Venue Address
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 Singapore
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-min walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H). It is a 2-min walk from the Fullerton Square bus stop (03011), via buses 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, 971E
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