'At Home in the World' | Book Launch and Lecture

  • 'At Home in the World' | Book Launch and Lecture
    'At Home in the World' | Book Launch and Lecture

    30 Mar
    2019

    Community Engagement

    Various Scholars

'At Home in the World' | Book Launch and Lecture

Image: Gulammohammed Sheikh, Gandhi and Gama, 2014, triptych, acrylic on canvas, H: 288 x W: 624 cm. Coll: Christiane Leister, Switzerland

 

At Home in the World: The Art and Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh

Book Release by Gieve Patel and Sudhir Patwardhan

As artist, poet, teacher, art historian and curator, Gulammohammed Sheikh has played a major role in the development of contemporary art in India since the early 1960s. His work has spanned painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture and ceramics, and has been featured in major exhibitions in India and around the world. Sheikh taught art history and painting for over three decades at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and has acted as curator for significant exhibitions in India as well as in UK and Australia.

 

Translating the World into Being

Illustrated lecture by Chaitanya Sambrani

Serving as an introduction to the book At Home in the World: The Art and Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh, this lecture considers the artist’s work in light of three interpretive frames: translation, polyphony and cosmopolitanism. The lecture uses insights from Indian and European philosophical traditions to situate Sheikh’s work in historical context. In doing so, it offers commentary on Sheikh’s oeuvre and suggests ways of entering the myriad realms of experience that the work evokes. 

Duration -

March 30, 2019

Timing: 6:30 pm

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Chaitanya Sambrani

Chaitanya Sambrani

Chaitanya Sambrani is an art historian and curator specialising in modern and contemporary art in Asia. He teaches art history and theory at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Gulammohammed Sheikh

Gulammohammed Sheikh

As artist, poet, teacher, art historian and curator, Gulammohammed Sheikh has played a major role in the development of contemporary art in India since the early 1960s. He took his MA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, and ARCA from the Royal College of Art, London. His work has spanned painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture and ceramics, and has been featured in major exhibitions in India and around the world. Sheikh taught art history and painting for over three decades at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda, and has acted as curator for significant exhibitions in India as well as in UK and australia. He has been an invitee for residencies and lectures at major art centres and universities in India, Europe, USA, China and Australia. His work is held in public museums and private collections in many parts of the world. Sheikh lives and works in Baroda.