The Centre for Creative and Cultural Studies, Manipal University, will organise a national seminar and art exhibition funded by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) on ‘Indian Art and Art History: Coastal (Karavali) Culture and Art Practices-Ideas, perspectives and challenges’ at Manipal on July 22 and 23.
Addressing presspersons recently, K. Unni Krishnan, coordinator of the centre, said the seminar aimed to analyse and debate on Indian art and art historical practices with a focus on culture and art practices of coastal Karnataka. It will reveal the reactions and reflections of artists to the regional concerns.
Experts would participate as resource persons in the seminar and deliver lectures. Prabhakara Joshy will deliver a lecture on “Yakshagana: An overview, genesis, evolution and present situation”. M.L. Samaga will speak on “Diversity in Yakshagana traditions: Types, experiments and Arthagarike”. K.M. Raghava Nambiar will deliver a lecture on “Nature and identity of Yakshagana music”. Ashok Alva will deliver a lecture on “Siri Jathre”. S.A. Krishniah will speak on “Paddy culture: Special reference to coastal Karnataka” and Sharitha Hegde on “Siri Aradhane”. Choodamani N. will deliver a lecture on “Nature of interdisciplinary dimensions in Indian Art History - Special reference to Coastal Culture of Karnataka”.
R.H. Kulkarni will speak on “Coastal architecture and sculpture - An art historical view”, Ramesh Narayan Rao on “Design and technology at the interface of tradition and contemporary art and education”, and H.A. Anil Kumar will deliver a lecture on “Coastal Art of Karnataka and Diaspora (an intervention into historiography of art experiences)”.
Janardhan Rao Havanje will speak on “Extinction of epic Kaavi mural art of Coastal Karnataka and Goa”, Ranga Pai on “Propagation of Hindustani classical music in Dakshina Kannada district”, V. Arvind Hebbar on “Carnatic Music in the Coastal belt of Dakshina Kannada” and Bhramari Shivaprakash on “Classical dance tradition in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada”.
B.A. Vivek Rai, former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi, will inaugurate the conference. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Kasturba Medical College, will preside over the inaugural function.
July 21 2017