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  • skyjam
    SKYJAM on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012
    Initiated by Amritah Sen and Manas Acharya, SKYJAM is a concept involving a number of artists, writers, critics and art-lovers staying in different locations, time-zones and situation at the same time. In a single virtual platform, they interact with each other and exchange personal visuals, texts and comments to create a narrative that could be seen simultaneously in the world wide web and in a gallery space.
    The idea is to create a live narrative made by numerous involvements. It will break through time, space and the conventional idea of building a narrative. It will be akin to children’s play – unhindered and interactive.
    Home artists working from Studio 21 will be Manas Acharya, Amritah Sen, Sumitro Basak, Saikat Surai, Nobina Gupta, Anirban Ghosh, Madhuja Mukherjee and Dhrupadi Ghosh.

  • madhabi
  • Screening of the experimental film “ Madhabilata
    by Paramita Das
    Followed by a conversation with Madhuja Mukherjee- an inter-media artist / writer on film history & urban cultures.
    Paramita Das, a media-artist and independent filmmaker has worked for film production companies and television channels as Commissioning Producer, Creative Producer and Director for the motion picture ventures since 2000 in India, Bangladesh, Singapore and UK. Doc Doctors, a documentary production unit was conceived by her in 2005. She has received the prestigious Charles Wallace India Trust Awards in 2010/11.
    Madhabilata (2011), is a personal film, a journey to touch the wave of silence between Artist and her biological mother. An intricate embroidery of desire, suffering, denial and ‘looking back’. Deep down, a passionate longing for each other comes on the surface in a conversation on skype. An experimental video diary, shot on HD format, this film is a tale of losing oneself and finding the artists’ ‘imagined self'. A painful hide 'n' seek game between the artist and her mother, between 'real' and 'unreal'.
    This film was developed during her stay at Edinburgh College of Art . This is an Edinburgh College of Art Production in association with Doc Doctors.
    Madhuja Mukherjee currently teaches in the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University , Kolkata. She is an inter-media artist who writes and researches on film history, urban cultures;makes independent-experimental films, and creates graphic-narratives. Madhuja has presented her work at international platforms and published extensively in international journals. Her first feature film Carnival (2011) has been screened at Rotterdam , Brussels among other places, and is currently being shown at Moscow.

  • fan
  • A pictorial presentation and talk by Hardik Brata Biswas
    Saturday , May 26, 2012 from 5:30 p.m
    Hardik Brata Biswas received his initial training in Comparative Literature and shifted to Women's Studies where he completed his M Phil working on relations between photography and gender in the context of Bengal. He was a SEPHIS fellow under the History of Sexualities and Modernities Programme and recently edited a collection of 19th century popular Bengali farces--- Prohoshoney Kolikaler Bangamahila 1860-1908. He has been working since 2008 on a digital archive of middle-class Bengali women's photographs. Currently working towards a PhD dissertation on Women and Visuality in Bengal from the 1880s-1970s at the School of Women's Studies, JU. Interested in cultural and social histories, he is now editing a memoir of Professor Priyanath Bose, owner of the GREAT BENGAL CIRCUS at the turn of the century from the 19th to the 20th.

  • agr
  • A pictorial presentation and talkby
    Arghya Dipta Kar
    Topic:‘A critical Analysis of the Shakta Traditions under the Light of Contemporary Gender and Culture Studies’.
    on Saturday , April 28, 2012.
    Arghya Dipta Kar is an artist and theoretician and also a trained vocalist in Hindustani Vocal Music. He has completed his graduation in 2004 and post-graduation in 2006 from the Department of English and Other Modern European Languages, Visvabharati University and Completed M.Phil from the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University in 2009 under the guidance of Prof. Kavita Panjabi on the topic ‘Androgyny and the Domain of Shakti.’. Presently A Ph.D scholar under the guidance of Prof. Madhu Khanna, Centre for the Studies of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia. Working on the topic ‘A critical Analysis of the Shakta Traditions under the Light of Contemporary Gender and Culture Studies’. A self taught painter exploring and experimenting with the various forms of Indian Art. Particularly interested in Tantric philosophy and its articulation in visual forms.

  • seiji
  • Art performance - presentation
    two renowned performance artists from Japan
    Seiji Shimoda
    Seiko Kitayama
    On Tuesday, 17 April, 2012.

  • tassilo
  • An artist talk & presentation by
    Tassilo Letzel
    on his recent works, including his installation, photography, video and documentary on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:30 p.m
    Tassilo Letzel was born 1979 in Munich, Germany. He studied at AdBK, arts academy in Munich; School for documentary film and new media ZeLIG in Bolzano, Italy and did his diploma from ZeLIG filmschool, Hamburg
    With his background as a photographer and his work as freelance filmmaker, Tassilo Letzel combines and arranges, documentary techniques like photography, film, videos, and walking/bicycle tours with sculptural works and installations. He usually works onsite, using found materials and tools from everyday life. His artistic research is directled primarily towards highlighting paradoxes of the “status quo” of a society undergoing constant change.

  • prannetsoi
  • An artist talk
    Praneet Soi
    On his recent work, including his installation at the Indian Pavilion in Venice this year. He will also be displaying the slide-show 'Kumartuli Printer - Notes on Labor Pt1
    on Saturday , January 14, 2012
    Emerging as a prominent Indian artist, Praneet Soi (b. 1971, Kolkata, West Bengal, India) currently divides his time between Amsterdam and India.
    Praneet Soi recently participated in the first curated Indian National Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, in June-November 2011. along with the artists Zarina Hashmi, Gigi Scaria and Desire Machine Collective. Soi’s work for this pavilion involved a large-scale mural, a slide installation - 'Kumartuli Printer, Notes on Labor' and a work-station. The pavilion was curated by Ranjit Hoskote.
    A monograph, the artist’s first, was released to coincide with the opening of the Indian Pavilion. The publication was presented as a collection of four booklets, one containing a selection of imagery from his archive, the second his drawings, the third his sight specific projects and paintings and the fourth texts by Charles Esche, director Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and critic and author Ranjit Hoskote.

  • bea
  • An Art performance evening
    by Béatrice Didier
    on Thursday , January 5, 2012
    from 5:30 p.m. Please visit her blog to know more.