ALIGARH || Renowned artist and Adjunct Professor, Millersville University, USA, Prof Michael Benevenia delivered a lecture on ‘Wounds, ladders and Mizaj: Finding Inspiration for Sculpture in Unani Medicine’ and attended a workshop on ‘Exquisite Corpse Drawing Exercise’ as a resource person at the Department of Fine Arts, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
During the lecture, Prof Benevenia spoke about his empathy based artwork based on Civil War medical images and artifacts. He stressed on his work inspired from the Rig Veda and the Indian traditional medicine.
Prof Benevenia pointed that his stay in National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland had left an impacted on his work. At the workshop, Prof Benevenia shared new methods and creative skills with the BFA and MFA students.
Prof Badar Jahan, Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, expressed that the entire session was interactive and motivated students to learn more about contemporary art practices.
Prof Sadre Alam (Jamia Milliaislamia), Prof Shafiqur Rahman (Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences), Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman, Ms Uzma Mohsin (New Delhi based photographer and artist) and Mr Javed Saeed attended the lecture.
Prof Benevenia is in India on a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship and is working on a project with the Ibne-Sina Academy, Aligarh.