Department of Fine Arts
Seminar/Conference/Workshop of the Department
A Virtual Art Exhibition | 3D Gallery, Berlin, Germany | July 10 - Aug 3, 2020
"Sound of Silence" is the first Virtual Art Exhibition, as well as, the first Annual Art Exhibition of Dept. of Fine Arts, Aligarh Muslim University. Most of the participants of this show are Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate students of MFA & BFA. Due to the outbreak of global pandemic and the lockdown, life has been affected across the world hence, the planed exhibition for the Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery of Aligarh Muslim University is converted in to a virtual art exhibition which is going to be a new experience for these aspiring young artists.
While we are witnessing uncertainty and chaos everywhere, we are also witnessing positive change in our atmosphere. It's time for us to feel how beautiful this world is without the excessive encroachment of man in nature.
Whatever is happening around us is irresistible for an artist not to absorb or respond. There is misery, chaos, crisis, uncertainty and fear of losing loved ones, but then, there is also this unusual freshness in nature which has come to us as surprise. The night is silent and beautiful, the sky is sparkling blue and the air is fresh breeze these days, perhaps nature is making us realise the importance of the equilibrium between man and nature and pushing us to undo the damages we have done to the earth.
This Virtual Art Exhibition is the amalgamation of the artist‚??s thought processes, his creative ability and his responses to the present situation. I‚??m sure this Virtual Art Exhibition will leave a permanent mark on the minds of the visitors.
Prof. Badar Jahan
Workshop titled Photography at a glance was held at the Department of Fine Arts Aligarh Muslim University on 22 Feburary 2020 conducted by eminent Iranian photographer Mr. Mohammad Yousefi.
Department of Fine Arts organized a Lecture cum Workshop by Prof Michael Benevenia, an Artist of international acclaim and Adjunct Professor, Millersville University, USA. on the topic ¬? Wounds, ladders and Mizaj : Finding Inspiration for Sculpture in Unani Medicine.The lecture was followed by a workshop on ¬?exquisite corpse drawing exercise¬?, specially designed for the students of BFA and MFA of the Department of Fine Arts. .
A week long Artist in Residency programme proposed by National Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow was organized by the Department of Fine Arts from 16th to 22nd February 2017. This time the Akademi had invited Venkata Chalapathi, an eminent sculptor from Bangalore, to be the resource person.
The students of Fine Arts volunteered to make a collaborative Installation on the theme of Border and Social Justice as a part of the I G Khan Memorial Event 2016 organised by I G Khan Memorial Trust in collaboration with CEC, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
The students of the Department of Fine Arts volunteered to beautify the Aligarh Railway Junction premises by making creative murals. As a part of a Sawchh Bharat initiative seeking voluntary contribution to give a face-lift to the Aligarh Railway Junction the event was organized by the DRM, North Central Railway, Aligarh.
World Sparrow Day was organized by Haritama Environment Conservation Organization in collaboration with Department of Fine Arts at Jawahar Park, Aligarh on 22 March, 2015.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014-15 - updated-Jan,20, 2015
2010 - Prof. Jai Zharotia as resource person in the 'Artist in Residency' programme organized by Fine Arts Department, AMU, in collaboration with National Lalit Kala Academy (Regional Centre, Lucknow).
2014 - Lalit Kala Kendra (New Delhi Regional Centre) Lucknow in collaboration with Department of Fine Art organized the programme Artist in Residency between 12-17 February 2014 at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, Aligarh Muslim University. A well known artist and a teacher from the reputed Fine Arts Faculty of MS University Baroda Mr. M. Shashidharan Nair was invited as an Artist in Residency.
2008- National Workshop on Different Techniques of Painting,April 10 to 12, organized by Department of Fine Arts, A.M.U. Aligarh
Academic Calendar 2014-15
2012 - A Lecture by an Eminent Artist, Prof. Prabhakar M. Kolte (Retired Professor of Painting, J.J. School of Arts. Mumbai) was organized on 3-4 March 2012 in collaboration with National Lalit Kala Academy (Regional Centre, Lucknow). Glimpses of the programmes held n the Department of Fine Arts are given under: Professor Prabhakar Kolte addressing Students of Fine Arts:
2011 - A Tribute to M.F. Hussain on 17th Sep. 2011 (Programme organized by the students of Fine Arts)
2011 - A Ten Day Painter's Workshop inviting seasoned artists from different states of India in 2011 organized in collaboration with National Lalit Kala Academy (Regional Centre, Lucknow). In this workshop twenty paintings were made in various techniques. The workshop continued for five days. On the last day an exhibition of the executed works was organized. The students of the Department also participated in the exhibition. On this occasion a broacher of the exhibits was published and distributed. Glimpses of the workshop and Art-works by senior artists
2009 - Three Days National Seminar cum Workshop on "Various Dimensions of Indian Art" at Department of Fine Art, AMU, Aligarh.