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- DOCUMENTATION ON POPULAR NATIVE ARTS OF CHITPUR AND ALLIED AREAS OF KOLKATA
Under this Project, the Akademi is analysing the intellectual history of east-west encounters in and around the area of Chitpur mediated through wood-cut prints, lithography, metal work, etc. As part of this project, the Akademi is also documenting popular literature, music, theatre, social movements, etc. related to the Chitpur area, through the past century and half.
The Regional Centre, Kolkata, from 24th July to 9th August 2014, had organised a workshop entitled “Cross Road Art Workshop- Heritage in Contemporary Perspective” under the Chitpur Project in which thirteen artists (contemporary and native artists) had participated.
- PRESERVANCE AND DIGITISING ART ACTIVITIES DURING PUJA FESTIVAL IN KOLKATA
Under this project, the Akademi is doing documentation on the convergence of conceptual and traditional art in the largest confluence of public art practices in the country in the Durga Puja festival. The project involves collection of archival material related to contemporary and public art practices.