Floor Talk: Touch me not – The sculptural installations of Ranjani Shettar

December 10, 2011 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker Natalie King, Director, Utopia, The Asialink Centre, The University of Melbourne

Ranjani Shettar creates installations and sculptures using diverse media, making works that challenge the categorical separation between craft and sculpture. Her work stands in the thresholds between art and craft, tradition and modernity, the physical and the ethereal. ‘

In the catalogue of How Latitudes Become Forms in 2003 Douglas Fogle writes: ‘Shettar constructs sculptural artifacts that speak obliquely to the effects of urbanization in newly high-tech Bangalore. By using a formal language that invokes the organic and a material language that suggests the industrial, she operates in a manner similar to that of Bangalore itself, where industrial urbanization is colliding with (and collapsing into) the once rural countryside. But above all else, Shettar’s work asks phenomenological questions about the way in which we inhabit particular spaces in our built environment.’

Where: NGV International. 180 St Kilda Road

When: December 10 at 12.30

To book: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-touch-me-not-the-sculptural-installations-of-ranjani-shettar