Panelists: Mortimer Chatterjee | Nancy Adajania | Ranjit Hoskote | Sudhir Patwardhan

Saturday, 15th September 2012 
Tea: 6.00 pm; Panel Discussion: 6:30 pm

Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, 
Mumbai – 400001 
RSVP: Suruchi  +91-1141055060

The biennale is the most widespread form of large-scale global exhibition today. It has challenged the academy and the museum in the representation of contemporary art, and transformed the nature of the studio. By bringing together the diverse artistic positions that map our mercurial present, the biennale recalibrates our understanding of art as an experience, and invites us to attend to the knowledge being shaped through contemporary artistic practices. By dramatising and investigating the relationship between culture and politics, the biennale also amplifies our understanding of what it means to be citizens and cultural actors in turbulent times. As such, the biennale engages the atention of a wide array of art-world actors including, not only artists, curators, theorists and historians, but also collectors, gallerists, dealers, publishers, and museum professionals.

The panel discussion, ‘The Biennale Is Everywhere’, will respond to some of the themes and questions related to the biennale, proposed in the latest issue of TAKE on Art (the contemporary arts quarterly published from New Delhi), guest-edited by poet, cultural theorist and curator Ranjit Hoskote. The participants include artist and curator Sudhir Patwardhan, gallerist and art historian Mortimer Chaterjee, cultural theorist and curator Nancy Adajania, and Ranjit Hoskote.