Art and craft don’t really exist or operate in silos. Materials, motifs and techniques have long moved not only between these two categories, but across geographies as well. Consider, for example, bamboo in the form of furniture, woven baskets, and large-scale contemporary installations. Or the famous Bankura terracotta horse from West Bengal – a common decorative choice in many homes today – that also inspired famous modernist artist Jamini Roy.
Exploring their interconnected contexts, this workshop attempts to view art and craft through multiple lenses: cultural, economic, aesthetic, social, and others. With a special focus on craft appreciation, the workshop endeavours to challenge popular perceptions of craft, as well as art, and blur the distinctions between the two.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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