Kaleidoscope of Art and Design
Kaleidoscope of Art and Design (KAD) began on September 4th 2017 with a solo exhibition of Smrita Jain’s acclaimed photography project Creating Durga.
On September 5th, the conference continued with presentations and a panel discussion of concepts ranging from art, design, visual thinking, sound creation to musical application. In addition to Smrita Jain, the panel speakers were Laura Plana Gracia and Alok Nayak. Sylvie Gormezano moderated the discussion.
Sylvie Gormezano has collected art for more than 20 years, with a passion and commitment to promote contemporary and emerging talent. picturethisproductions.co.uk
Smrita Jain began the evening with her paper on interaction between art and design and its value in cultural representation. Each case study she presented offered a different perspective and broke stereotypical impressions of Indian culture. smritajain.com
Laura Plana Gracia talked about introducing practice-based research that identifies and critically addresses key issues in curating sound art and how it differs from contemporary visual arts curation. netzzz.net
Alok Nayak presented his paper about the invention of new traditions in Indian Classical Music, the Great British Gharana, and the process of innovation. The project is part of the larger study of the movement of the Indian diaspora and their cultural identity around the world. milapfest.com