Art and cinema industries in India : Norms, workers and territories – May 6th 2016, KNMA

« The Other Thought French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation »

presents the international workshop

Art and cinema industries in India : Norms, workers and territories

6th May, 2016
at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket, New Delhi

[Program available in pdf]

WORKSHOP ART AND CINEMA INDUSTRIES _FLYER

The participation of cultural industries to sustainable development has been increasingly acknowledged in the past decades and the necessity to bring forward its potentials in India is urgent. The question of Indian cultural industries, policy and economy remains hardly addressed despite a contribution estimated to 30% of employment and 14% of the country GDP. The abysmal lack of official statistics on the cultural industries pointed out ten years ago by the Taskforce for Creative and Cultural Industry (2006) as not been filled. Workers and territories are emerging from behind veils of unrecognition while international laws are becoming more accurate. More broadly, there is a lack of understanding of the social, political and economic role that cultural industries can play in the development the country and in South Asia.

In the line of recent studies on norms and standardization process in cultural industries (Bouquillion et al. 2013), this workshop explores the articulation between norms and cultural industries in the Indian globalization context. The two sectors at the heart of the analysis will be cinema and visual arts. Among the issues that will be discussed: to what extent have these standards transformed the activities related to visual arts and cinema? Who are the actors producing these norms, working for their implementation or adaptation ? How to take into account the importance of informal system in the production and distribution of cultural goods? What are the conflicts and forms of resistance encountered with the local socio-economic realities? The aim of this workshop is to shed light on the evolution and impact of norms in cultural policies, on art workers and local territories, the integration the informal systems, and tensions with socio-economic realities.

This workshop will bring together specialists in policy making, economics, cultural industries, art market and professionals from the art and film industries. The objectives are to boost awareness, research and proactive policy development for cultural industries in India as encouraged in the Jodpur Initiatives. In a long term perspective, the intent is to strengthen Indo-French scientific cooperation on cultural industry research and enhance a transdisciplinary, international and interprofessionnal research group on cultural industries, policy and economy in India.

9.30 am – Registration & Tea

10 am – Inauguration of the workshop 

Kiran Nadar, founder of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Bertrand de Hartingh, director of the French Institute, New Delhi

Leila Choukroune, director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities

10.15 am – Opening address Roobina Karode (Chief Curator of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art)

10.20 am – Keynote address Philippe Bouquillion (Paris 13 / Labex ICCA / Co-director of OMIC)

10.30 am – SESSION 1. NORMS AND NORMALIZATION IN CULTURAL INDUSTRIES: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES 

Moe Chiba (UNESCO, Chief & Programme Specialist for Culture) – Culture for Development – Making Culture a new job sector

Vincent Bullich (Paris 13 / OMIC) – Over the top content distribution: new strategies, new production norms.

Kunzang N Tshering (Director BIMSTEC Cultural Cooperation, Dhaka) – BIMSTEC Cultural

Cooperation: Past, Present and Future – A Way Forward

Moderator: Christine Ithurbide (Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities)

11.45 am – Tea Break

12 am – SESSION 2. FRAMEWORK FOR ART AND CINEMA STATISTICS IN INDIA

Sanjoy Roy (FICCI Art and Culture Committee, and Managing Director, Teamwork Arts) – Arts and Industry Status report

Shailendra Sigdel (UNESCO Institute for Statistics) – title to be confirmed

Radhika Goel (KPMG Entertainement and Media) -Decoding the Indian Film Industry

Moderator:  Shilpi Goswani (Alkazi Foundation for the Arts)

1.15 pm  – Lunch Break

2.30 pm – SESSION 3. TOWARD NEW INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS: EXPERIENCES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF WORKERS AND ENTREPRENEURS  

Lawrence Liang (Alternative Law Forum Bangalore) – Bright Lights and shadows: Histories and

Politics of labour in the Indian film Industry

Pooja Ramesh (Freelance Artistic Director) – Experiences as a freelancer in Bollywood Industry

Eve Lemesle (Director of What About Art? and Art Producer of the Dhaka Summit) – Rethinking art industry norms in South-Asian context

Moderator:  Soraya Hamache (CEMMC, Bordeaux University)

3.45 am – Tea Break

4 pm – SESSION 4. ART AND CINEMA TERRITORIES IN RECOMPOSITION 

Laxmikant Deshmukh (Former Managing Director of the Film City Mumbai, IAS) – title to be confirmed

François Daireaux (artist in residence) – Bhagwati, film in progress

Ravi Agarwal (artist and Director at Toxics Link) – title to be confirmed

Moderator:  Shukla Sawant (School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

5.15 pm  – Concluding remarks