An online book-talk by Sanjukta Sunderason, looking at Chittaprosad's experiments in art and politics, moderated and introduced by Tapati Guha-Thakurta. Sunderason's book 'Partisan Aesthetics: Modern Art and India’s Long Decolonization' explores art's entanglements with histories of war, famine, mass politics and displacements that marked late-colonial and postcolonial India. Introducing "partisan aesthetics" as a conceptual grid, the book identifies ways in which art became political through interactions with left-wing activism during the 1940s, and the afterlives of such interactions in post-independence India.
This talk is a part of the online exhibition 'People's Artist - Chittaprosad In Solidarity, In Solitude', and is presented by Victoria Memorial Hall and DAG in collaboration with the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, a unit of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences.
The event will include sign language interpretation for audiences using Zoom on their computers.
More details on the publication 'Partisan Aesthetics' here - https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=29337
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