National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Ministry of Culture, Government of India
and Avid Learning
present a fascinating lecture demonstration, Statues in Colonial Bombay & Bengal Presidencies
, as part of a virtual week dedicated to Sculpture and its many registers of meaning. AVID Online’s exciting #SculptureWeek
will be dedicated to uncovering perspectives on sculpture-making and its cultural significance from the colonial to the contemporary.
Join us to understand our colonial past through sculpture. Two coveted academic perspectives on the colonial synergies between Bombay and Calcutta, as revealed through their statuary, monuments and memorials will be discussed and divulged.
Former Director and Retired Professor of History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Indologist, Academic and Art Historian Sandeep Dahisarkar will be in conversation with Historian and Founder of Bombaywalla Historical Works Dr. Simin Patel to uncover synergies between the two historical perspectives and urban legacies in terms of the artistic, the political, the colonial and the social.
Join us to discover why statues matter beyond being decorative and how they stand as monuments of power and everlasting aides-mémoires of our urban histories and legacies.