- Interact With Art
17th December 2011
Speakers: B N Goswamy, Dr. Jyotindra Jain, Dr. Annapurna Garimella, Anupam Poddar
Modertaor: Parul Dave Mukherjee
The symposium brought together academicians and collectors representing different aspects of collection making and opinions on art and aesthetics. The symposium discussed the meaning and significance of addressing issues pertaining to building museums and collections. Panelists explored the making of a modern and contemporary art history, the role of collectors as interpreters and archivists and the formation of an interface between public and private art repositories. The panelists exchanged experiences gathered while working with museums in India, examining drawbacks and highlighting affirmatives.
The emergence of the private collector and private museum has become an unprecedented occurrence and the panelists served to look into the new phenomenon and created an interesting dialogue between the private and public sectors of the art world.
This was the first symposium in the Museum Document series, curated by Gayatri Sinha.