P47
Traditional and modern art forms in protests and movements

Convenors:
Srinivas Gurram (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Location:
Arts and Aesthetics Lecture Hall No. 003, SAA-II
Start time:
5 April, 2012 at 15:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel analyzes varied usages of traditional and modern art forms and community specific repertoirs, and or modern cultural symbols in contemporary social and political movements to understand the process and consequences of approapriation of such traditional art forms of marginal communities by social and political movements.

Long abstract:

In this panel, varied patterns, trends and consequences of usage of traditional art forms and community specific repertoirs, cultural symbols in contemporary social and political movements will be discussed. It primarily focuses on the way in which various political protests and social movements are articulated, communicated and are carried out through such uasage of art forms. While few papers analyze such processes and thereby the consequences of approapriation of traditional art forms of marginal communities by social and political movements and few others would focus on articulation of protest using new symbols within specific institutions and organizations.