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Five speakers, five sessions and a goal to create more art writersa��Apparao Galleries tries something new

Sharan Apparao is passionate when she speaks about the arts. But a few lone voices are not enough to spread the word. a�?Most journals in the country use amateur writers. But ours is a complex living culturea��whether ita��s our temple architecture, dances, music or craftsa��and it needs to be given more importance,a�? begins the founder of Apparao Galleries. Her latest initiative is a series of talks, on Writing on the Arts, which promises to offer a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, covering topics like writing on heritage and critiquing art, with sessions chaired by curators, artists and critics. a�?The idea is to build a group of writers who, even if they become bloggers, are exposed to the different types of writing in arts,a�? adds Apparao.
Setting the ball rolling on October 31 is Mayank Mansingh Kaul, a designer, artist and curator from Delhi. a�?I will address different kinds of writingsa��from curatorial to writing for print and social media,a�? says the 31-year-old, who feels there is tremendous energy in different creative fields in India, but somehow it is not beingA�communicatedA�to audiences (beyond a small section of the cultural crowd). a�?My talk will be based on my own writings over the years and I will also discuss how to address different kinds of audiences,a�? he adds. Other sessions will include Critiquing the Arts by Sadanand Menon (November 14), A Voice of Ones Own by photographer Dayanita Singh (November 28), Heritage & Antiquities in Arts by historian Pradeep Chakravarthy (December 5) and A Journalista��s Approach by Dr Ashrafi Bhagat (December 12). a�?We will create a writersa�� group, too, where everyone can share their writings and encourage each other. Thus we hope to build a pool,a�? concludes Apparao.
At the gallery, from 2-5 pm. To register, call 9941012388
Inputs: Surya Praphulla Kumar

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