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07 January, 2023

Join Aditi Mangaldas, a leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of Kathak, recognised for her artistry, technique, and eloquence, as she shares how colours influence her choreography and how she uses colour to stimulate audience memory and arouse emotions. Besides dancing and choreographing classical productions, she has used her knowledge of Kathak to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary.

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19 November, 2022

A talk and a listening session of sounds and music, the creation of new TimeSpace(s) and their translation(s) into color(s). Ish S will navigate and transverse the phenomenological affection (subjective) apparatus , that extends the listening in time and its juxtaposed relation to the spatial experience of colors.

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05 November, 2022

The Line is a fundamental element in Johan Gelper’s sculptures - whether it is the flowing curved contours of his “demountable spatial drawings” or the constructed found materials of his “botanicals.” His demountable drawings in space become energetic open sculptures as we walk around them and take in their movement.

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01 October, 2022

In Manuel Skirl’s earlier works you can find a big variety of colors, but with time he reduced the range of colors drastically. At the moment the preferred tones are black, gray and blue on white. The reduction of colours creates greater contrast and clarity. Monochromity draws more attention to the shapes and the technique.

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24 September, 2022

We invite you to join the Walker Art Center’s Youth and Community Programs Associate, Simona Zappas, in an interactive virtual workshop exploring the personal, cultural, universal symbolic meanings of color. Workshop will be followed by a short presentation on building community in youth led spaces.

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27 August, 2022

The talk is derived from a book project that investigates the historical political economy of the idea of efficiency. The spread of efficiency to distant corners of the globe is a grand saga that transcends the diffusion of material and sociological objects commonly associated with efficiency — the steam engine, the Ford assembly line, Weberian rational bureaucracies, scientific management, etc.

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13 August, 2022

Exploring the work and ways of thinking on colour from the painter and Slade alumnus and tutor, Andy Pankhurst, from the aspect of working directly from nature with sustained observation from the life model.

The talk will include ideas based on formal analysis and concepts regarding the visual exchange: perceptual shifts taking place between the artist and subject, colour mixing and the interaction of colours, tone and temperature, form and spatial relationships.

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06 August, 2022

The Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums began at the turn of the 20th century, and today contains more than 2,500 pigments. It is the world’s largest collection of historical pigments. In her role as Conservation Coordinator for Harvard Art Museums, Alison Cariens works closely with the Forbes Pigment Collection and its associated collection, the Gettens Collection of Binders and Media.

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16 July, 2022

Born to hope and imagine a new society in independent India, Rekha Hebbar Rao feels a sense of loss and sadness for a brutally battered environment. For her, memory and experience has thrown up multiple images and perspectives from time to time. Beyond the predicament of human experience there are elemental forces and areas of life that are accessible. And it is this area that allows her to travel and delve out images. Color is the core of her paintings.

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07 May, 2022

Colours in the natural world are more diverse than we can see. They are also important for the animals that wear them. Putting themselves in the skin, eye, and brain of animals, students and Maria Thaker have been studying how colours influence the way animals communicate with each other with and without colour. We explore this science in an unlikely group of animals: lizards. Does colour have a function?

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30 April, 2022

If white is a mixture of all the colours of the rainbow, why can we not see them? Why are some colours said to be primary while others are not? If brown isn’t in the rainbow is it a real colour? In this talk Ben Ormerod, international lighting designer and lighting consultant to the Calico Museum of Textiles, will try to unlock some of the mysteries of colour as well as discussing his work with Gautambhai and Giraben Sarabhai at the Calico Museum.

more...                                                                                                        Ben Ormerod

02 April, 2022

Lime is a sustainable, non-toxic, healthy, meaningful, relevant construction material, but above all and most crucially, it is sensual and seductive like none other. This talk will reflect on the journey of lime and specific visual experience of a pure lime application- whether a humble limewash or a premium polished surface- its interaction with light, it’s rendering of colour, and how this essential material has shaped our principles of beauty.

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19 March, 2022

Indians were well versed with indigo, the most eco-friendly, fast and rich blue dye from Indus Valley Civilisation. Indigo is a complex blue dye which is extracted from various plants. But the Indian indigo of Commerce was mainly extracted from the plants belonging to genus Indigofera.

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12 March, 2022

The perception of color, the use of colored materials or color-producing products, and the communication of color are circumstances that are unique to human beings. Throughout his career, colour has been one of the most important and enjoyable tools of his trade. Imagining and using colors in hand woven textiles has been a fascinating journey for Gaurang Shah from the day he started working with weavers in 2001.

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19 February, 2022

Colour has always functioned as an experiential category, in the social and political life of colour it comes forth as part of rituals, and moods. This talk wishes to examine the manners in which colours manifest in our lives and worlds. How colours become signs or symbols of the political or how colours resist symbolic orders to dissolute into different spheres of life.

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12 February, 2022

Photography can be used to capture landscapes or portraits for record keeping. It can also be used to capture emotions, feelings, sometimes entire relationships, immortalise moments, and in a magical sense, even time travel.

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05 February, 2022

In the end, all colors are either black or white. Therefore, some can also argue that all colors emerge either from black or white. The presence (or absence) of these two colors creates a contrast to reveal austere, clear, and sharply defined forms. And Jayshree Poddar works with this form.

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29 January, 2022

The cultural immersion of Santiniketan would be described in the famous lines by Rabindranath Tagore, “I have spent a fortune traveling to distant shores and looked at lofty mountains and boundless oceans, and yet I haven’t found time to take a few steps from my house to look at a single dew drop on a single blade of grass.” The nuance of colour that defines Santiniketan pertinently is the deep red, the colour of the soil of Birbhum that paves each path of the region.

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25 January, 2022

Satyagraha is a unique contribution made by Mahatma Gandhi. Is it a strategy, a methodology or a philosophy? Is it to register one’s dissent or fight for justice? This and various other aspects of Satyagraha will be discussed by Smt. Aruna Roy, Smt. Mridula Mukherjee and Smt. Varsha Das on the 25th of January at 6 PM. Mridula ji will give the historical perspective and broad definition of Satyagraha with specific examples.

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Moderated by Varsha Das

22 January, 2022

When someone looks at a photograph an emotional response is triggered, and this allows for a very human experience. Color has the ability to transform the way we perceive an image—it is the unifying element when crafting the composition of a photograph.

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15 January, 2022

Colour is so central to our heritage and crafts in India. Even the absence of colour is intended and is made with refinement. In such a context of colour, how can craft and heritage activities address colour?

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8 January, 2022

Krutarth Nanavati, an architect, is exploring mediums of photography, painting, screenplays, and building designs through multi-dimensionality, diversity of scales, and reinstallation of one medium into another.

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18 December, 2021

It is difficult to think of our times without the impact of Jatin Das and his art. He is a painter, poet, sculptor, muralist, printmaker, teacher, and most importantly a continued attraction to young artists and artisans alike.

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11 December, 2021

In the end, all colors are either black or white. Therefore, some can also argue that all colors emerge either from black or white. The presence (or absence) of these two colors creates a contrast to reveal austere, clear, and sharply defined forms. And Jayshree Poddar works with this form.

more...                                                                                                Jayshree Poddar

04 December, 2021

Posing a challenge to the eurocentric approach in the field of new media art, the digital arts scene in South Asia today is thriving and energetically de-centering the west though many forms, mediums and hues that South Asian artists are incorporating into their creative work.

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27 November, 2021

Armin Hofmann’s Color portfolio along with his seven original serigraphs were offered by him as a gift to Giraben as a color workshop was held at Shanti Sadan. It was the first in a series of events to follow the Learning Color initiative. Learning Color at Shanti Sadan aims at stimulating connections between approaches while also incorporating reflections and research interests of individual participants, in and around color.

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20 November, 2021

My painting process has gone through an interesting metamorphosis through years; one crucial aspect of the myriad discoveries along the way is my adherence to the colour theory. Taking cues from Picasso’s Blue Period paintings, and Alice Neel’s expressionistic colour application in the figurative art among other influences, most recently I dug deeper into the nuances of colour in the series of works focussing on mundane, commonplace objects.

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13 November, 2021

White color is the color which could be achieved by restraining desire. For 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), palaces and nobles gave up the pleasure of seeing various colors and insisted on using ascetic white tableware and ceramics. It was due to the influence of Confucianism and The people in the Joseon Dynasty came to enjoy the unobtrusive and modest beauty.

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29 October, 2021

The year 1918 marks a significant turn in the emergence of global labour movements, unfolding different trajectories in various parts of the world. In India, leaders of the independence movement significantly inspired workers to join hands with vast sections of society to become part of the freedom struggle. Ahmedabad was a crucial site in shaping the future of the national labour cause, with Gandhi leading the strike of textile workers in 1918 alongside Anasuya Sarabhai.

more...                                                                                                  Catharina Hänsel and Chaired by Prof. Chinmay Tumbe and Prof. Barbara Harriss-White

22 October, 2021

Now existing on the periphery of Sound Art and Experimental Music, Seneviratne sculpts fascinatingly unique soundscapes using modified equipment and home-made DIY electronics which, at its heart, is concerned with process and extended technique.

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૧૬ ઓક્ટોબર ૨૦૨૧

મહાત્મા ગાંધી માનતા હતા કે સ્વરાજના શાંતિપૂર્ણ આંદોલન માં ભારતની સ્ત્રીઓ પુરુષો કરતાં ઘણી આગળ નીકળી જવાની ક્ષમતા ધરાવે છે. એમણે ભારતની લાખો સ્ત્રીઓને પ્રેરણા આપી: એમણે માત્ર સ્વતંત્રતાની ચળવળમાં જોડાવાનું જ નથી, પરંતુ સત્યાગ્રહમાં મોખરે રહીને આગેવાની કરવાની છે.

વધુ...                                                                                                              વર્ષા દાસ

09 October, 2021

The presentation concerns the concept of “prior art” in intellectual property rights law and whether colours can be copyrighted and therefore plagiarized. Colour will be considered as a universal gift (asset) and held in “escrow” – i.e., not belonging to anyone.

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25 September, 2021

The second pandemic summer was an isolated one for me, even more so than the first one. It was also a time of great restlessness and churning. It just so happened that as I began working on some unfinished works in my studio, this restless churning slowly found a rhythm and the following three months became the most prolific in my 10 years of practice as a sculptor. Like everything that happened over the summer, Indigo too was an encounter beyond my control

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Echoes of Colour

18 September, 2021

As the voice speaks, its murmuring sounds turn into reflection. Against the unbearable absolute of determinacy, it wants to posit an ecology of ambiguity that may assist cybernetic agents to enact the ever fluid echoes of emotional exchanges on the anthropocosmic stage of becoming.

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An understanding of an ecological view of colour perception

09 September, 2021

Firstly a distinction has to be made between colour paint, pigments and inks which we use,

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Colour Red: from Tagore to Pamuk

28 August, 2021

Colour red-of human blood to business finance, of Hibiscus flower to angry eyes-always attract additional attention. Given a chance, many children grab red colour to use for their first doodle,

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Colour as Construct in Everyday Life

21 August, 2021

You are invited to be part of Jayshree Poddar’s journey in the field of art and design, a journey of nearly 40 years working on colour and form, mainly in textiles.

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Many Hues: 11th Century Kannada Poetry in Translation

15 August, 2021

Medieval Veer Shaivas was a revolutionary sect of Karnataka that rejected the rigidities of Brahminical Hinduism such as gender and caste differences, temple-based rituals, and multiplicity of deities

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Melody of Colors

31 July, 2021

The ‘Melody of Colors' is a collaborative event aiming towards developing the values of purity, positivity, serenity, balance and creativity

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Pictures of Nothing

16 July, 2021

What happens when the colors are abstracted? Especially in our virtual reality. Are there any limits to the abstraction of such colors?

more...                                                                                                    Amay Kataria