Public Lecture by Shukla Sawant
Sexual harassment at work: an "artworld" perspective
By Dr. Shukla Sawant
Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Saturday, 23rd February 2019 | 6:00 pm
After a series of allegations against artworld personalities that surfaced on social media recently, a number of public actions unfolded, to draw attention to the menace of sexual harassment that mars the life of many individuals working in the field of cultural production. It resulted in a series of public announcements of preventive policies by institutions and several artists of note also issued statements of support to the #metoo movement. The presentation is an assertion of support to victims of harassment and seeks to initiate a conversation about steps one can take to ensure that “Another Artworld is possible.”
Dr. Shukla Sawant is a visual artist and Professor of Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has ten solo exhibitions to her credit and has written extensively on contemporary art. Her recent publications include “The Trace Beneath: The Photographic Residue in the Early Twentieth-century Paintings of the ‘Bombay School”, BioScope South Asian Screen Studies, Vol 8, Issue 1, 2017 and “Cultivating a Taste for Nature”, Economic and Political Weekly Special Issue: Tagore's Social Praxis, Vol. 52, Issue No. 19, 2017.
Dr. Sawant is co-curator of the Kochi Student’s Biennale 2018-19 and has been a working group member of Khoj International Artists’ Association in the past and founder member of the Indian Printmaker's Guild. She has also functioned as chairperson of GSCASH the gender sensitization committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and is a current member of several related committees in other institutions.
Do join us for tea at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm. Kindly note that as per MCGM rules, the parking space outside the Museum will be closed for vehicles at 5:00 pm.
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