Smrita Jain will begin the evening with her keynote on the Interaction between Art and Design and their value in Cultural Representation. Smrita’s featured works include, Ateem (a Hindi typeface), 3D typographic art, graphics-based advertising posters for Incredible India and her upcoming book, Fat Free Samosa. Each piece offers a different perspective and breaks stereotypical impressions of Indian culture.
The evening will include presentations from curator, artist, and researcher Laura P. Garcia about Sonic Arts and Artistic Director of Milapfest, Alok Nayak speaking about Indian Musical Identity. The panel discussion will be introduced and moderated by Sylvie Gormezano, Director of Picture This Productions and Chair of the Board of the Association of Women Art Dealers.