MAP’s virtual art and culture series, Traditions and Transitions, will feature renowned textile artist Renuka Reddy alongside researcher, curator and collector Peter Lee. The two luminaries will explore the history of Kalamkari (a type of hand printed or hand block printed cotton textile) through select works from the MAP collection, and provide insights into the techniques, motifs and markets that shaped its evolution.
The Museum of Art & Photography in Bangalore, India will host MAP Talk: The Kalamkari Through Time with Renuka Reddy & Peter Lee - Aug 8, 9:00 AM (EST).
MAP’s virtual series features digital conversations between celebrated artists, collectors and curators. Art enthusiasts are given a unique opportunity to hear valuable insights and opinions from prominent members of the art world.
Renuka Reddy researches and searches for the perfect combination of cloth, milk, mordants, dung, dyes and resists that propelled chintz into one of the most important textiles, produced in and exported from India. Reddy has a background in textile crafts in India, automotive textiles in Detroit, Michigan and is based in Bangalore, India. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; the TAPI Collection, Surat; the Fries museum, Leeuwarden; and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
Peter Lee is a textiles collector, independent researcher, and the Honorary Curator of the NUS Baba House. He co-authored The Straits Chinese House with Jennifer Chen, published by the National Museum of Singapore in 1998 and 2006. He has been involved in the curation and production of several exhibitions and catalogues including: Junk to Jewels — The Things that Peranakans Value (Peranakan Museum, 2008).