Geographies of Consumption | Bombay Mumbai, is a public art project conceived and curated by the Mohile Parikh Center. It critically investigates the impact of consumption on natural resources in the city, and on human bodies, our ecosystems and cultures. Interspersed in the project are study groups, film screenings, public lectures, an annual symposia, and publication. The film program is designed to engage with different spaces in the city over the course of the year. Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar, the selected films will respond to these spaces in an attempt to interpret multiple imaginations of geography and consumption.
The fourth edition of the film program is at the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, and will respond directly to the space by focusing the discussion around the nature of art practice and the role of the academy. The aim is to open a discussion with the students of the art school about the shifts of art practice over the past two decades, and the increasing prominence of Indian art that has led to a transformation of practice and consumption.
To Let the World In (2013) is a two-volume film project by Avijit Mukul Kishore in collaboration with Chaitanya Sambrani, that looks at a significant period in the history of contemporary Indian art from the early 1980s to the present day. It features three generations of celebrated Indian artists who share recollections, reminiscences and concerns about their practice, The film is based on the show titled ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, and is produced by sanjay Tulsyan, Art Chennai. The screenings are followed with panel discussions with prominent artists from Mumbai.
Admission free and open to all.