“WE NEED THE ARTS”
A discussion about the necessity of sustainable culture building
PANELISTS: K. Satchidanandan, Ashok Vajpeyi, Riyas Komu
MODERATOR: M V Narayanan
Culture frequently plays an ornamental role in models of development. If the state is the primary agent of development, then what must be its role in India to further and answer the cultural temper of the people? How can we listen and respond to cultural objectives and flows that present immense diversity in content, forms, and origins? What institutions and infrastructure must we build and sustain to ensure the free and just flourishing of the human spirit? These are the questions that will form the co-ordinates of the discussion at the Biennale.