Talks

Craft Matters

2024-02-27 20:08:32

Aashima Singh

Craft Matters

When

July 2, 2022    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

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

Bookings are closed for this event.


Aashima Singh

Facilitator

Aashima Singh has worked in the fields of heritage management, curated travel and brand consulting. After an undergraduate degree in Economics at Delhi University, she went on to study Liberal Arts as a Young India Fellow at Ashoka University. She is committed to working with institutions facilitating access to the arts. A self-confessed crafts enthusiast, her childhood love affair with Indian textiles still continues!

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