04-Sep-2018 06:32 PM
The Raza Foundation through its series ‘Art Matters’ provides a platform for open discussion on such issues. It endeavors not only to release the true essence of art from the clutches of definitive modernist approach in order to grasp myriad ways of extolling art, but also to stir up debate on the changing meanings of social and political theoretical concepts like rights, justice, liberty, citizenship, etc. Well known, renowned scholars and practitioners from all the diverse fields of arts, dance, music, social science, poetry, and so on are invited for this purpose.
Here, we publish the fifty eight panel discussion of ‘Art Matters’, a discussion on life and work of the distinguished artist, ‘Meera Mukherjee’ featuring Dr. Georg Lechner and Dr. Geeti Sen.
Dr. Georg Lechner was for many years head of German cultural institutes in
Asia, North America and Europe and is a book author, essayist and documentary filmmaker on intercultural topics and cultural exchange. Initiator of the "East-West Encounters" Bombay, Commissioner of the German Festival in India 2000-2001 and board member of the India Institute Munich.
Dr. Geeti Sen is an art historian and former chief editor at India International Centre, New Delhi. Her seven major books include her recent essays on India's iconic artists, 'Your History gets in the Way of My Memory'.
The event was organized at the Indian International Centre on 17th of September 2018.