Jnanapravaha Mumbai, 3rd Floor, Queen's Mansion, G. Talwatkar Marg (Next to John Canon and Cathedral Middle School), Fort, Mumbai, India
Postgraduate Course in Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT)
Aesthetics, Criticism & Theory (ACT) is an intensive four-month online programme of in-depth seminars providing students with a rigorous introduction to art history, criticism, aesthetics, critical theory, and a breadth of artistic praxis.
The programme commences with a foundational grounding in aesthetics in Western philosophy with careful attention to Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Foucault and the Frankfurt School. It then analyses the historiographies of Art History and Criticism through a transnational perspective, before critically looking at the colonial and postcolonial worlds, and the modern histories of South Asia. The final month focusses on contemporary debates around architecture, anti-caste struggles and resistance in art, as well as the philosophies of photography, new media and the sonic through approaches marrying theory and practice.
Students are exposed to a range of historical and contemporary creative practices through sustained engagement with scholars and practitioners who consciously move between disciplines, institutions, curating and diverse forms of making and exhibiting. ACT brings together the very best Indian and international faculty; those experienced in pedagogy that tacks between lecture, discussion, seeing and close reading.
24 Aug - 16 Dec, 2021
Typically Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm IST
Eligibility: Graduation Degree
For admission, you are required to submit a copy of your last degree certificate and a passport-size photograph