Art Education Roundtable at AF Bengale

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In order to voice concerns about Art Education in India and to chart a new direction for the same, the Art1st Foundation organised the second Art Education Roundtable of 2019 in Alliance Française du Bengale on April 26, 2019. This iteration of the event is part of a planned series of roundtables which will travel to seven Indian cities (Delhi, Kolkata, Baroda, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, and Guwahati) before culminating in the annual seminar in Delhi. The goal is to bring in diverse perspectives and stakeholders to create a better future for art education.

Fabrice Plançon (Director, AF Bengale) spoke about AF Bengale and how the institution supports the vision of the AR

Fabrice Plançon (Director, AF Bengale) spoke about AF Bengale and how the institution supports the vision of the AR

The roundtables are expected to bring together important art historians, curators, scholars, pedagogues, writers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs amongst others. To this effect, the panel in Kolkata comprised of Mr. Amit Mukhopadhyay (Curator, Critic & Art Historian), Dr. Bishnupada Nanda (Professor & HOD, Department of Education, Jadavpur University) and Dr. Tapati Guha-Thakurta (Professor in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata). The session was moderated by the Director-Outreach of Art1st Foundation, Premjish Achari, also a writer and curator. The panel discussion was followed by a lively interaction with the audience.

The panelists offer their perspective on Art Education

The annual seminar on art education is organized in the memory of noted artist and pedagogue Tushar Joag who passed away in 2018. Apart from his remarkable art and activist career, Tushar was also actively part in developing arts curriculum at the school and higher education level. This seminar takes its inspiration from Tushar’s passionate advocacy for art education as an integral part of the growth of children and youngsters. The annual seminar on art education will take place in December 2019 in New Delhi. The ensuing White Paper will serve as a blueprint to emphasise on the necessity of art education and its implementation.

The audience interacting with the panelists

The audience interacting with the panelists

Siddharth Bhatt

Rédaction, AF Magazine Inde-Népal

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Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

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Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

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