Speakers' Forum 2012

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Speakers' Forum 2012

NSIC Exhibition Complex
Outer Ring Rd, Okhla Industrial Area Phase III, Okhla Industrial Estate,
New Delhi
January 26th, 2012 - January 29th, 2012

+91 98182 81372


Thursday, 26th January 2012
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 1
Topic: The Postcolonial and the Curatorial
Speakers: Chaitanya Sambrani, Senior Lecturer, Art Theory, ANU
School of Art, Research School of Humanities and the Arts,
The Australian National University, Canberra
Gayatri Sinha, Independent Critic & Curator
Grant Watson, Senior Curator and Research Associate,
Institute of International Visual Arts, London
Moderator: Parul Dave Mukherji, Professor & Dean,
School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU, Delhi
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session 2
Topic: Platforms for Regional Engagement: creativity, politics
and emergent curatorial frameworks
Speakers - Yusaku Imamura, Director, Tokoyo Wonder Site & Counselor on
Special Issue to the Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Natalie King, Director, Utopia @Asialink, Australia
Khairuddin Hori, Senior Curator, Singapore Art Museum
Tasneem Mehta, Director, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Moderator: Deeksha Nath, Curator, Delhi
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Session 3
Topic: Corporate Involvement in Art and Culture
Welcome Rakhi Sarkar, Director, CIMA Art Gallery Pvt Ltd,
Note: Chairperson, FICCI Committee on Art and Business of Art
and Managing Trustee, KMOMA
Speakers: Shivinder M Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare
(India) Limited
Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group & Art Collector
Stephan Frucht, CEO, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI
T.C.A. Ranganathan, CMD, Export-Import Bank of India
Anthony Korner, Publisher, Artforum International Magazine
Alka Pande, Consultant Arts Advisor and Curator of the Visual Arts
Gallery, India Habitat Centre
Moderator: Gayatri Sinha, Independent Critic & Curator

Friday, 27th January 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 4
Topic: European Reception of Contemporary Indian Art
Speakers: Ranjit Hoskote, Cultural theorist, poet, and independent curator
Sophie Duplaix, Curator, Centre Pompidou
Holly Brackenbury, Director, Indian Art, Sotheby’s, London
Peter Nagy, Director, Nature Morte
Moderator: Deepak Ananth, Art Historian & Faculty Ecole des Beaux Arts,
Caen, Normandy
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 5 AAA’s Backroom Conversations
Topic: History of Art Patronage in India and China
Speakers: Kuiyi Shen, Professor, Art History and Director,
Chinese Studies Program, University of California, San Diego
Annapurna Garimella, Art Historian and Designer,
Managing Trustee, A.R.T., Bangalore
Moderator: Johnson Chang, Curator, Director of Hanart TZ Gallery, and
Asia Art Archive Board member
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 6 AAA’s Backroom Conversations
Topic: Conversations – Forms of Contemporary Art Patronage in Asia
Speakers: On Private Museums: Budi Tek, Indonesian Entrepreneur,
Art Philanthropist, and Collector in conversation with
Claire Hsu, Co-founder and Executive Director of Asia Art Archive
On Funding Bodies: Anmol Vellani, Director, IFA, Bangalore in
conversation with Savita Apte, Art Historian and Co-director, Art

Saturday, 28th January, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 7
Topic: The Arab Spring and the Broadening Gulf
Speakers: Jack Persekian, Director of Anadiel gallery, the Al-Ma’mal
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
Suzanne Cotter, Curator, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Moderator: Kavita Singh, Associate Professor, School of Arts &
Aesthetics, JNU
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 8
Topic: De-coding the Indian Art Market: A look at the driving
factors behind collecting art
Speakers: Jan Dalley, Financial Times Arts Editor, UK
Amrita Jhaveri, Art Consultant Mumbai, London
Tim Marlow, Director of Exhibitions, White Cube
Kiran Nadar, Art Collector and Chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Prateek Raja, Director, Experimenter
Moderator: Priyanka Mathew, Head of Sale for Modern and Contemporary
South Asian Art, Sotheby’s, New York
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 9
Topic: You don’t have to be a Millionaire to Collect Art
Speakers: Parmesh Shahani, Art Collector, Mumbai
Sonal Sood, Art Collector, Delhi
Moderator: Maithili Parekh, Director, Sotheby’s
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Session 10 Artists’ Conversation
Speakers: Mark Quinn, Artist
Bharti Kher, Artist
A Balasubramaniam, Artist
Moderator: Sara Raza, Independent curator, critic and editor
Art Asia Pacific magazine (West and Central Asia)

Sunday, 29th January 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 11
Topic: New Models for International Cultural Collaboration:
Insights, Best Practices, and Future Recommendations
Speakers: Rajeev Lochan, Director,
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT)
Kimberly Masteller, Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of
South and Southeast Asian Art. The Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art, Kansas City
Moderator: Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York
and Vice President of the Society’s Global Arts Programming
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 12 Khoj & Outset India
Topic: Performance Art: The medium of the 21st Century
Speaker: RoseLee Goldberg, Art Historian, Critic and Curator
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session 13
Topic: Has the Moment of the Contemporary Come and Gone?
Speakers: Raqs Media Collective
Followed by a film “Through the Eyes of a Painter”, introduced by
Shri Ashok Vajpeyi, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi
A film written, directed and filmed by M. F. Husain, the famous Indian painter.
This critically acclaimed film was produced by The Films Division of
Government of India in 1967. (Runtime: 18 mins)