04-Apr-2019 05:10 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 sixty two panel discussion of ‘Art Matters’, titled ‘A Talk on Amritha Shergil’s Work – Two Girls’ by Dr. Roma Madan Soni.
Dr. Roma Madan Soni is an artist and an art historian. She is an Assistant Professor Art and Design at Box Hill College Kuwait. She has a doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton, and a masters from the State University of New York. Last week she was invited to present her research analysis on Amrita Sher-Gil’s self-portrait Two Girls at the Raza Foundation and at Lady Shri Ram College, and her artworks and curating projects at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has received two research grants from KFAS. She was one of 20 international artists who exhibited in Re_use 2019 and has showcased her work with Vivan Sundaram for ‘Harmony in the City’ in Masaha 13, amongst other exhibits.
The event was organized at the Indian International Centre on 17th of April 2019.