Ecoaesthetics – Water in an Expanded Field: A talk by New Delhi-based contemporary artist, Atul Bhalla followed by a conversation on the politics and aesthetics of water

When 3 Mar 2016
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Where Institute for South Asia Studies
10 Stephens Hall​
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
Enquiry (510) 642-3608

Panel Discussion | March 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

Speaker: Atul Bhalla
Artist; Associate Professor, Department of Art Design and Performing Arts, Shiv Nadar University

Moderator: Sugata Ray
Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, History of Art Department

Panelist:
Lauren Kroiz, Assistant Professor of 20th Century American Art, History of Art Department

The Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley is organizing a roundtable with Atul Bhalla, a renowned Delhi-based contemporary eco-artist. The artist’s talk titled, You Always Step into the Same River!, will be followed by an interdisciplinary conversation on the politics and aesthetics of water in a global field with Lauren Kroiz and Sugata Ray. 

For the past decade, Bhalla’s art has addressed the socio-historical importance of water in urban environments around the world. Bhalla earned his BFA from Delhi University and his MFA from the School of Art of Northern Illinois University; he currently teaches in the School of Art, Design, and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, India, across Europe and Asia. His most recent exhibition Atul Bhalla: You Always Step into the Same River is an immersion into the knowledge that water imparts.

Join Atul Bhalla in conversation with Lauren Kroiz (Assistant Professor, History of Art Department) and Sugata Ray (Assistant Professor of South Asian Art), on his larger body of works, methods, and process.

  • You Always Step into the Same River! 
Artist talk by Atul Bhalla
  • How it contains or is contained: Harmonizing the Hoover Dam c. 1935 
Lauren Kroiz (Assistant Professor, History of Art Department)

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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