Bangalore International Centre had arranged a talk on “Innovations in Art in our Times” by Mr. PrayagShukla, well-known Art Historian, Writer, Translator and Critic onMonday, 6th June, 2016 at 6.30 PM. The talk was chaired and moderated by Mrs. M Shanthamani, a well-known Visual Artist.
During his talk Mr. Shukla emphasized that today’s art scenario is full of works which seem to lay their claim on innovation by simply using a new idea or a new\unconventional material, leaving little space for the discourse about the creative urges and processes which may or may not be playing a role in them. He felt that how to examine or search creative urges or their absence in these works seems to be a challenge we all are faced with, as the core of any art work resides primarily in its creatively active realm. Through a powerpoint presentation he displayed some of the paintings in various museums all over the world.
The Q & A session after the talk was informative and interesting