With over 100 artists, second edition of Madras Art Weekend to hold Workshops and Talks across Chennai’s heritage sites

Back with its five-day (Nov 29 – Dec 3) long second edition, the event will include workshops and interactive session on the theme “narratives around the community at heritage sites in Chennai such as Lalit Kala Academy, InKo Centre, Madras Literary Society and Broadlands Hotel in Triplicane.

As per Upasana Asrani, founder of Madras Art Weekend, “The intention behind Madras Art Weekend is to foster collaborative partnerships, and is inclusive and our outreach is deeply rooted in involving children because art is a beautiful way to see things from a different perspective.”

The thought provoking conversation on ‘Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Art, Design and Fashion’ will feature environmental activist Steve Messam, braille artist Clarke Reynolds, interior designer Vikram Phadke.

The art weekend will also showcase artworks created by 14 talented artists with disabilities, a live braille installation by Clarke Reynolds and a collection of sculptures created by students from the Mary Clubwala Jadhav School for the Deaf. Projecting itself as “parallel to the India Art Fair”, the five-day event will also host a show by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, curated by Roobina Karode, encapsulating artworks from the old masters series and celebrated contemporary artists.

A heritage sketch walk with Madras Inherited and a linocut workshop with art teacher Sandhya Gopinath will also be organised during the course of the event.

Another highlight of the art event will be a site-specific installation ‘Auto’ by UK-based environmental artist Steve Messam at Shiv Nadar School. The idea behind the installation is to engage students in conversations about art.

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