20Jul, 2018

Art as a Pillar of Nation Building

by – Sandeep Hota Project Manager , Utsha What constitutes a nation—real, ephemeral, imagined and material? What does it mean to create a national identity within defined geographical boundaries that belongs in the 21st century, and what are the consequences? More pertinently can art be harnessed as capital to coin …

16Sep, 2017

Art in the Smart City

The following excerpt is from a discussion paper that was produced as part of a collaboration between Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art , Ila Panda Centre for Arts and Jatin Das Centre of Art . Together they form the Bhubaneswar Art Collective – a city based think tank on art …

17Jan, 2017

A Tale of Shadows

Sandeep Hota Project Manager , Utsha ‘Karagoz? Did I hear that right?’. My enquiring gaze was met by Dr. Gouranga Dash’s earnest nod. It was the second day of a rather engaging workshop on shadow puppetry at Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art. Dr. Dash or Gouranga bhai as he was …