Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Yishu’s Editor-in-Chief Keith Wallace Led A Workshop at the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA)

Friday, December 10th, 2010

On November 15, 16, 17, Yishu’s editor-in-chief Keith Wallace led a workshop in New Delhi titled “Making Contact: Art Writing in the Era of Mass Distribution.” It was a workshop limited to 10 participants. Discussion on day one focused on issues such as the purposes, types and styles of art writing, audience’s reception, and working with an editor. Each participant had to submit in advance a text of up to 2,500 words and on the 16th and 17th participants reviewed each text in detail and discussed its strengths and weaknesses. Workshop was sponsored by the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA).

On November 16, Keith gave a talk about Yishu and discussed its history, mandate, role, structure, philosophy, distribution, and challenges. Thirty people attended and actively participated in the discussion.

About FICA

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) is a non-profit organization that hopes to broaden the audience for contemporary Indian art, enhance opportunities for artists, and establish a continuous dialogue between the arts and the public through education and active participation in public art projects. With initial support from Vadehra Art Gallery, FICA intends to become a self sustaining, not-for-profit entity through various fund-raising activities and generous private contributions.

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