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Women in Art

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Women in Art
6pm | 2nd December 2017 at TIFA Working Studios
Free | Open to Public

How many women directors are discussed in academia? How many women artists are represented worldwide? How many women authors have you read? Why have their contributions been excluded from the records?

An interactive panel discussing the practice and work of prominent female artists, filmmakers, authors and poets.

Together we discuss the gender imbalance in the art world, tackle issues of representation and discrimination, how to raise women artists’ visibility and profitability in the art sphere, and ensure
a safe and secure working environment, being champions of women through the arts, securing a more gender neutral art world for the future.

We invite you to join us in raising the questions about women in the future of the art sector and to think of possible formats in which we can engage and grow representation.

Sonal Radia Tyagi is an alumna of FTII and has worked as a filmmaker for over 28 years, in India and East Africa. She has made documentaries for many UN agencies as well as agencies of the Aga Kahan Foundation, among others. She has directed over 150 stories for CNN's 'Inside Africa' and Reuter's Africa Journal and has produced 'Chakula Bora' which became Africas longest running sponsored show. In 2013, she relocated to India and made the transition to academia. She now teaches at The Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication, ADYPU School of Film and Media, The National Institute of Design, Deviprasad Goenka College of Media Studies and The Xavier Institute of Communications.

Anjali Frank Agarwal has had a career as a writer in the media industry, having developed content for print, radio, video, documentaries and digital platforms. With her educational
background in economics, she has always been interested in the marketplace for creative content. That has formed the core of her teaching career, as she guides film and media students in the commerce of content creation. Anjali has mentored several short films in that capacity and has been teaching the business of film and media for 10 years now.

Madhuri Maitra is visiting faculty at SSLA, Pune. As part of the Floating Credits Program, she teaches Creative Writing as well as Film Appreciation a serendipitous melding of her two
passions. She writes haiku and short poems in English and Hindi. She also writes non-fiction, the themes typically being the world as she sees it. She also follows the Indian culturescape keenly.
Her two published works are Haiku and other Micropoetry, a book of poems; and Equinox, a novel.