1Shanthiroad studio/gallery

RELOOK [40] – ‘Flexology’ – A study of street narratives – talk by Ravikumar Kashi

On Monday 19 March 2018 at 6.30 pm

About the talk

Amidst the various street visuals that compete for attention on Bangalore’s streets, there has been a new and sudden spurt in recent times. This has to do with the vast number of Sene (armies) that have been showing up in Bangalore in particular and Karnataka in general. These​Sene have been coming up in the name of the language, caste/community, and film stars.  The arrival of such groups is announced by putting up flex banners and posters. Ravikumar Kashi has been documenting them and has studied the​ ​street narratives; he will share his observations in this lecture.

About the speaker

Ravikumar Kashi is an artist who works in different mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. His works combine or cut across defined expectations from these mediums. His idea / concept-driven works are layered and offer themselves to multiple readings. Kashi was born in Bangalore in 1968. He completed his B.F.A.  from College of Fine Arts, Bangalore in 1988; M.F.A.  from  Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1990; and M.A. in English from Mysore University, in 1995. He learned handmade papermaking from Glasgow School of Art, the U.K. He also learnt Hanji, traditional Korean papermaking, from Jang Ji Bang, Korea. He has shown his works in solo shows and curated shows across the world in galleries, art fairs, biennales, and museums. He has received​ ​the​ ​National Award from  Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi and two awards from Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy and one from Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy for his works.
He writes on art in Kannada and English. Two of his Kannada books, ‘Anukta’ and ‘Kannele’ have been published from Akshsra Prakashana, Hegggodu. His book ‘Kannele’ has received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.​ ​He teaches at RV School of  Architecture, Acharya School of Design and Azim Premji University as visiting faculty.​ ​He lives and works in Bangalore. 

RE-LOOK – Lectures on Indian Art

This series of lectures presents exciting new research being done in the areas of art history, art practice and visual anthropology in India, each for the first time in Bengaluru. Distinguished art historians and scholars are invited to give illustrated papers on their recent work and interests. The lectures take place at the popular artist space 1.Shanthi Road, situated in the heart of the city. The lectures are conceived and programmed by Pushpamala N, supported by Somberikatte, and hosted by 1.Shanthi Road.

Somberikatte is a Kannada word meaning idler’s platform- usually the platform around a large tree, an adda, where people gather to gossip and exchange news. It is a fictitious institution, sometimes a forum created by the artist Pushpamala N.