Workshops

 
17th 
 |  | 6.15pm – 7.30pm | Muse Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai

FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2015 | EDUCATION PARTNER: MOHILE PARIKH CENTER

Canadian fine-art photographer and professor at the University of Chicago, Laura Letinsky, presents a selection from her acclaimed series, III Form and Void Full, at the Muse Gallery. The artist uses photography as an ideological apparatus, and engages in its late-capitalist frenzied circuitry of production and consumption. Her photographs are developed from a long-standing engagement with pictorial traditions informed by painting’s lineage and the omnipresence of photographic media. The Ill Form & Void Full series invokes objects and spaces linked to our private lives so as to examine the tensions and confluence of want and need. The artist aims to entice, frustrate, and provoke the viewer’s sense of space and place, so as to call into question our sensory and other understandings.

 
15th 
 |  | 11.00am - 2.00pm | Darkroom, Idea Creative Solutions, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2015 | EDUCATION PARTNER: MOHILE PARIKH CENTER

A pinhole camera is a simple light-proof box with a small hole on one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. A pinhole camera can be simply constructed using a variety of easily available materials. The camera can sport all kinds of shapes and sizes, with various formats and types of light-sensitive material, multi-holes, curved film planes, for panoramic images etc. There are all sorts of imaginative ways to make these cameras; the most ordinary of objects can unexpectedly become a pinhole camera, for example, a matchbox, book, corrugated box, bag, a delivery van, an old fridge or a room. The experience of shooting through a camera that is self-designed and constructed is extraordinary.

This workshop gives an opportunity for teachers from Mumbai Mobile Creches and CORP to explore the basic notion and engineering of this elusive camera. The first part of the workshop comprises of constructing a pinhole camera. The second will be spent testing the new pinhole camera, taking pictures and experimenting.

On March 18, this workshop was organized for children from the NGOs, Doorstep & Muktangan, at The Hive in Bandra, Mumbai.

 
14th 
 |  | 11.00am - 12.00pm | Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai

FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2015 | EDUCATION PARTNER: MOHILE PARIKH CENTER

Venues:

1. Curator's Gallery at CSMVS: Portraits of a Collector, Photographs by Jehangir Nicholson presented by Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation

2. Art Entrance Gallery at Kalaghoda: Fairer People = Beautiful People = Powerful People, A solo exhibition by Arpan Mukherjee

3. Rampart Gallery: Composing My Family Portrait: Crossovers in Space, Time and Cultures. PHOTOGRAPHER presented by Muktangan School, in partnership with Kala Ghoda Association

4. ARTISANS': Photographs of Rural India, Jyoti Bhatt

5. Muse Gallery:

- The Photographer and The Artist, Various photographers and artists from India, Presented by Gurus Gallery - Christophe Prebois, France

- Neither Natural nor Necessary, selections from III Form and Void Full, a solo exhibition by Laura Letinsky

- Photobook Exhibition and Photobook Library, presented in collaboration with BIND

On March 21, this walkthrough will be organized for children from different NGOs of the city.

14th 
 | September 2014 to January 2015 | Mumbai and Thane

The Mohile Parikh Center launches the Peer Reading Circles | Art History’s History, which aims to become a think-tank for enhancing the art curriculum in visual art colleges, and equip art students with informed conversations and discussions on art history, theory, aesthetics, and visual culture. Envisaged as study circles within the academic context, the purpose of this new initiative is to generate collaborative forms of reading and learning, and develop methodologies of research and curriculum development by working along with teachers, students, and school leaders.

Objectives:

▪ Develop a peer to peer platform for informal artist talks, reading artworks and images, and theoretical discussions in art colleges | Formulate a portfolio of texts that will address the lacunae in the art curriculum | Integrate peer reading circles in curriculum exercises | Build sustained relationships where peer reading members are contributors and learners.

Institutes:

▪ Sir J.J. School of Art (Mumbai), Thane School of Art (Thane), and Department of Fine Art, SNDT University (Mumbai)

Admission for the faculty and students of the respective institutes only.

20th 
 | 2.00pm to 6.30pm | Studio X, Kitab Mahal, Fort, Mumbai

While Mumbai is emerging as a global city, how are art and culture envisioned in the current city development agenda? What is the role of art spaces in shaping Mumbai's future and the contribution of artists, art entrepreneurs and the creative sector in its economic growth? Gathering specialists of art, culture and development in Mumbai - from planners to museum directors, funding bodies, creative entrepreneurs, artists and cultural activists, Artworld Powwow|Art & the Mumbai Development Agenda 2014-2054 aims to discuss, analyse and rethink the place of art in Mumbai’s urban, economic and social development.

Participating Speakers: Vikas Dilawari, Prasad Shetty, Ammar Mahimwalla, Alisha Sadikot, Rajeev Thakker, Radhika P, Abdul Shaban, Parmesh Shahani, Elise Foster Vander Elst, Madhushree Dutta, Hemali Bhuta, Rajalakshmi Pandit, Diana Campbell, Abhay Sardesai