Talk: Whispering Pictures, Drawing Words – August 12, 2017

Talk by Parvathi Nayar
Hosted by Madras Literary Society

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but often it’s 1,000 words that have inspired the picture. There are fun and provocative points of intersection and departure between drawn images and written text. Contemporary visual artist Parvathi Nayar discusses the relationship between words and artworks in her own oeuvre and in the world of contemporary art.

Parvathi Nayar is a contemporary visual artist based in Chennai. She is known for her complex drawings, installations and video work. She was part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014-2015) an international exhibition of Contemporary Art held in Kochi, Kerala. Public installations of her work include A Story of Flight, (Jai He art programme, T2 Terminal, Mumbai airport) and The Music of the Spheres (Chennai Mathematical Institute, 2016). Solos include Haunted by Waters (2017, Chennai), Dissonant Images: Drawing in Time, (2016, New Delhi), The Ambiguity of Landscapes (2014, Chennai), I sing the body electric (2008, Mumbai), Win Lose Draw (2007, Singapore) and Drawing is a Verb (Singapore, 2006).
She is a creative writer, a poet, and has written on aspects of contemporary creativity such as literature and theatre.

A fee of Rs. 50/- will be charged from non-members. This fee will be used to cover expenses incurred for organising the event and any surplus will be pooled into the book restoration fund.

Venue: Madras Literary Society, DPI Complex, College Road, Nungambakkam. Phone: 044-28279666
(The first gate after Women’s Christian College and Opp Sankara Nethralaya)
From 11 a.m. to 12 noon