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NCAF’s ARTWAVE-Taiwan International Arts Network To Be Held In Delhi From Nov 7

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: The ART WAVE-Taiwan International Arts Network launched by the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) will present the second Asian Curatorial Forum in Delhi from November 7 to 9, 2019.

The first Asian Curatorial Forum co-organized with the Bengal Foundation at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh in the country’s capital Dhaka in 2017, during the time Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography was holding.

This edition upholds the spirit of facilitating exchanges between South Asian and East/Southeast Asian regions to collaborate with the Prameya Art Foundation, which has been consistently supporting art criticism and art writing in India, and the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University to organize a three-day forum in Delhi.

This forum invites major curatorial figures and representatives of institutions from South Asian and East/Southeast Asian regions, and hopes to promote regional collaboration and exchange of curatorial thinking in the short run while making use of this forum as a foundation to create an international the platform for Taiwan’s active participation in the long run.

Through ART WAVE-Taiwan International Arts Network, the NCAF invites curators and independent institutions that have been the NCAF’s long-term partners and collaborators to go to Delhi and other South Asian regions for the exchange between important curators.

Six speakers will embark on this journey to Delhi, among whom are Huang Chien-Hung, the Director of Kuandu Art Museum, Taipei National University of the Arts; Sumitomo Fumihiko, the Director of Arts Maebashi, Japan; Cosmin Costinas, the Executive Director of Para Site, Hong Kong; and Alia Swastika, the Director of Jogja Biennale Foundation, Indonesia. They will participate in the forum and workshop together with nearly 10 other speakers from the South Asian region, who are invited by the Prameya Art Foundation, and have an in-depth exchange to understand different curatorial thinking and methodologies employed in various Asian regions.

Among the speakers invited by the Prameya Art Foundation are the Indian media artist collective, Raqs Media Collective, and curator Anita Dube; whereas the former has curated the Shanghai Biennale and is now in preparation for the curatorial work of the Yokohama Triennale 2020, the latter is the curator of the most important biennale in India—the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

In addition, various crucial art museums, independent spaces, art galleries and artist groups in the South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, are also invited to attend the forum and join the discussion.

The NCAF’s ARTWAVE-Taiwan International Arts Network hopes to engage Asian regions in the dialogue of art and has actively served as a platform of integration for regional knowledge and professional communities in the hope of advancing the “exchange between the East and the West” (the dialogue and interaction between the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions) within Asian.

IFSG appoints A N Roy as a Strategic Advisor

MUMBAI, Nov 9: The Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG), India’s first and only self-regulatory industry body for the Online Fantasy Sports Gaming sector, has announced the appointment of Anami Narayan Roy (AN Roy) as its Strategic Advisory. In his previous role, AN Roy served as the Director-General of Police of Maharashtra India and earlier as the Police Commissioner of Mumbai.

An illustrious career spanning about 40 years in the Indian Police Service, AN Roy’s contribution to the Police force has been commendable. His in-depth knowledge and vast experience in security and intelligence related matters at the National and State level have been instrumental in making the police services more accessible to citizens. At IFSG, Mr. Roy will play a strategic role and work closely with the IFSG board members to create guidelines for responsible industry practices.

Commenting on the new appointment, Anwar Shirpurwala, CEO, IFSG said, “It is an honour to have Mr. Roy on IFSG’s advisory board and further strengthen the bench. During his vast tenure, Mr. Roy has played a pivotal role in bolstering the Indian police force, streamlining operations as well as improving overall perception. The Fantasy Sports industry in India is growing rapidly, we believe that Mr. Roy’s rich experience in successfully planning, strategizing and executing policies is sure to have a positive impact on the industry at large.”

Commenting on his new role, AN Roy, Strategic Advisor said, “I am happy to join IFSG and get associated in shaping steer the evolving fantasy sports ecosystem, as the industry readies for exponential growth and helps set up best industry practices around self-regulation. Fantasy Sports is helping millions of sports fans engage deeply and meaningfully with their favourite sports and use their knowledge and skill in a meaningful way. Along with my fellow board members, I will work towards ensuring the fantasy sports users enjoy a fair playing environment and set industry benchmarks.

Over the last two years since inception, the IFSG has on-boarded respected and eminent industry stalwarts, including Justice A K Sikri as Ombudsman, Prof. Ratnakar Shetty, Mr. Amrit Mathur, and Mr. Dilip Dixit as its Advisors, and John Loffhagen, an eminent legal counsel, serving as the President of the body. Currently, IFSG has 32 members that are working together to create standardized best practices and drive self-regulation. The sector has already witnessed the emergence of India’s 1st Gaming Unicorn (Dream11) and has the potential to reach over 10 crore users by 2020.

Formed in 2017, the Indian Federation Of Sports Gaming (IFSG) is India’s first and only Sports Gaming self-regulatory industry body established to protect consumer interest and create standardised best practices in the Sports Gaming industry.

The Sports Gaming industry comprises of companies that operate online sports-based Games of Skill, such as Fantasy Sports, along with eSports. IFSG aims to create a thriving ecosystem for users and operators by setting out guidelines for a common set of practices, setting standards of operation and creating a regulatory framework to protect the user and operator interests.

IFSG works with key industry stakeholders and liaisons with the Government and policymakers to create standardised best practices and set industry benchmarks with a strong governance structure, thereby protecting its users and operators. IFSG currently has 34 members across Fantasy Sports operators and Sports analytics firms.



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