Tribal Art and Culture for a Sustainable Society, Anand Foundation

Tribal Art and Culture for a Sustainable Society

January 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Art Konsult
Hauz Khas Tank, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Tribal Art and Culture for a Sustainable Society @ Art Konsult | New Delhi | Delhi | India

MATI ( Management of Art Treasures of India) in collaboration with Art Konsult Gallery invite you to our lecture: Tribal Art and Culture for a Sustainable Society, featuring renowned speaker Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty.

Tribal art, as we have seen, is not art for the sake of art, but a very important part of tribal life. It is a reflection of their cultural environment, and is thus closely related to its other constituents like dance, drama, music, etc. It does not have a separate identity. In fact, none of these constituents exists alone in tribal life. Tribal art is the visual arts and material culture of indigenous people. Also known as ethnographic art, or, controversially, primitive art, tribal arts have historically been collected by Western anthropologists, private collectors, and museums, particularly ethnographic and natural history museums.

The objectives of this lecture are:-

1- To discuss the need to preserve our tribal art and culture.

2- To explain the types of tribal art.

3- Understanding the significance or importance of tribal art and cultural.

4- Contribution of tribal art and culture for a sustainable society.

About the speaker:

Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, IAS (retired in the rank of Secretary, Govt. of India),M.A (Kolkata), A.M and M.P.A ( Harvard),PhD, Fine Arts (Harvard), is President , Bhasha Trust, Baroda, People’s Council of Education, Allahabad , Distinguished Professor, Center for Knowledge Societies, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi, Orissa ;Member, Tourism Boards , Govts of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh ;Advisor, Ujjayanta Palace Museum , Govt of Tripura.

Dr Chakravarty has been Chairman ,Lalit Kala Akademi ,National Screening and Evaluation Committee, A.S.I, DG ,National Museum , Vice Chancellor, National Museum Institute , Member Secretary ,National Centre for Arts (IGNCA),in Delhi , National Museum of Mankind ( IGRMS), at Bhopal, in the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India ; and ,Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) , Member, Governing Councils, National, Open and Tribal Universities in the Ministry of Human Resources Development , Govt of India. He has headed the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management( DIHRM) as Vice Chairman ; sectors of Archaeology in Madhya Pradesh And Chattisgarh .

His publications include exhibition catalogues on Contemporary and Ancient art, edited journals on Art , books and articles on Family, Tribal Identity, Indigeneity ,Education, Rock Art, Folk and Tribal Art ,Khajuraho, Gwalior Fort, Orccha, Bodhgaya , Ujjayini, Vidisha, New Museology, Archaeology, Indology and Sanskritic traditions. Has been Chair, Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology (ABIA) , Kern Institute, Netherlands ;Member, ICOM/ICME International Board; Editorial Boards, IFRAO Rock Art Journal, Melbourne; UNESCO Journal for Intangible Heritage, Seoul; Continuum Advances in Semiotics Series, London and New York ; Humankind, IGRMS ,Bhopal ;Boards of French Institutes and Italian Cultural Centre, India.

Dr Chakravarty has reinvented cognitive categories ; nurtured relations among cultures, disciplines and arts, strategized culture specific governance and diplomacy; restored vanishing links of cultural, linguistic, biological diversity; regenerated community habitats as living museums; and rebuilt crumbling bridges between culture and development. He is known for fusing theory and practice in promoting cultural survival, environmental self determination and sustainable knowledge systems of marginalized communities.