ABOUT AF WEEKENDER
The AF Weekender is India’s first multidisciplinary online art festival of 2021.
The two-day online festival is a unique intersection of fine art, urban art, technology, design, storytelling, heritage and conservation. This programme of masterclasses, talks, and storytelling sessions will take you through the world of fakes and forgeries, the ins and outs of collecting affordable art, how street art can reinvent our urban spaces, and the role of data science and AI in the future of art.
In this storytelling session, dive into the fascinating world of fakes & forgeries, and explore the art market through the eyes of India’s first Art Attorney.
Guilia Ambrogi from ST+ART India and Sumona Chakravarti of artists collective, Hamdasti, discuss how they reimagine India’s urban living spaces, and how street art is a catalyst for social change.
Aditya Mehta, founder of Art&Found, and renowned art consultant, Farah Siddiqui, discuss the challenges of accessibility in a pandemic, and how to collect art via a digital platform.
The celebrated AI artist takes us through the politics of data, machine learning, and the future of artificial intelligence and technology in art.
Artist, curator and co-founder of The Irregulars Art Fair, Tarini Sethi takes us through the evocative power of storytelling through zine-making.
Senior Curator at KNMA Akansha Rastogi, in conversation with artists, presents eight protagonists from the ongoing exhibition at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
An interactive show-and-tell workshop where phillumenist Shreya Katuri explores the narratives of contemporary India through matchbox labels.
Art Conservator Anupam Sah tells us about the life of museum objects and their interactions with the world and its people.
Art Fervour has come up with its first online multidisciplinary art festival, AF Weekender.
The virtual event features talks, masterclasses and storytelling sessions with distinguished speakers from various disciplines such as urban art, technology, design, fine art, heritage, storytelling and conservation.
AF Weekender, a multidisciplinary online art festival
India’s first multidisciplinary online art festival in 2021, the AF Weekender will cover the fine arts, urban art, storytelling, technology, heritage, and a lot more!
Join Art Fervour's Multidisciplinary Online Art Festival This February
On 5 and 6 February this year, Art Fervour brings to you the first online, multidisciplinary art festival of India, popularly known as ‘The AF Weekender’.
Homegrown art website Art Fervour is hosting a multi-disciplinary arts festival on 5th and 6th of February.
This digital event brings together 10+ speakers across contemporary art, design, art and technology, heritage, conservation and street art.
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Having worked in international law firms like Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP (London) and White & Case LLP (London). He studied art history in London at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and then went on to develop a niche consultancy, with a focus on international art, finance and philanthropy.
Founder of Art&Found
Aditya Mehta is the Founder of Art&Found, a designer-founded art retail startup that was one of top 10 startups at The Wharton India Economic Forum.
Artist & Founder of
The Irregulars Art Fair
Tarini Sethi is an artist and curator based in New Delhi. She is the founder of the Irregulars Art Fair; India's first anti art fair, started to give a platform to independent artists to showcase their work.
Art Consultant & Curator
She curated Elephant Parade, the largest public art project in India till date. She started Cultivate Art Global, a program aimed at connecting emerging artists with collectors.
Curator, Co-founder of St+art India Foundation
Giulia Ambrogi is a curator with a mission to spread the culture of public urban art. She is also the co-founder of St+art India Foundation, India’s first platform for urban contemporary art.
Founder of Artonabox
A full-time creative thinker and a part-time advocate of ‘passion projects’, Shreya Katuri believes in constantly exploring new ideas by seeking inspiration in art and culture. @artonabox is a manifestation of all of the above, and more.
AI and New Media Artist
Harshit Agrawal is an artificial intelligence and new media artist, exploring the ‘human-machine creativity continuum’- melding of human and machine creative agency.
Curator at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Akansha Rastogi is Senior Curator of exhibitions and programming at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi. She was the Associate Curator of India Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Kush Badhwar is an interdisciplinary practitioner operating across media, art, cinematic and other social contexts. He is interested in ecology, including the life of sound and images across stretches of time and political change. He lives and works between Sydney and Mumbai.
Vidisha-Fadescha is an artist-curator working across arts and cultural disciplines. Their video work engages performance and text, sharing pluralities of body, archive and collectivity. Their new enquiry “Burn All The Books That Call You The Unknown” has been exhibited in Western Sydney supported by Parramatta Artists Studio and Australian Council for the Arts; KNMA, New Delhi.
Anish Cherian is a visual and performance artist based in Goa. He uses elements from architecture and modes of production to discuss systems of influence. He explores the visible and invisible performances of repetitive labor. He is a recipient of the Legislative Assistant for Member of Parliament Fellowship and resident at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
Art Conservator & Restorer
Anupam Sah is one of India's leading conservators and the Head of Art Conservation, Research, and Training at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalya Museum Art Conservation Centre, Mumbai.