The talk presents an overview of the PIX initiative that began a decade ago, with an open call for participation from South Asian practitioners. This quarterly and exhibitionary practice sought to expand new vistas of iconology in the emergent field of visual culture around photography and aesthetics.
By seeking professional as well as amateur photographers, our editorial practices questioned mainstream trends, and the conization of the medium as a whole: art media, documentary, digital, virtual, etc. The writers for PIX have been scholars, theorists, poets, researchers and practitioners working in the areas of art history, visual anthropology, philosophy, culture as well as curators, media practitioners, critics and students.
Our next issue, which will be discussed, is dedicated to Citizenship, and raises some provocative issues around the documentary as an arts practice.