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12th 
 | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

a) El Greco - Portrait of an Artist ( Col. 30 mins ) | Director: Yvon Gerault

b) Goya - Museum without Walls ( Col. 54 mins ) | Narrated by Ricardo Montalban

22nd 
 |  | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Nancy Adajania, editor of Art India, reflects on the term ‘abstract’, and attemps to journey with Sejal Kshirsagar and Sheetal Gattani in the process of painting. The slide presentation travels through the development in their earlier and recent works, reflecting their changing attitude towards their work.

25th 
 |  | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Gieve Patel traced 18th century Spanish painter, Franscisco Goya’s work from its relatively modest beginnings to his acknowledged rise in stature as the first great modern sensibility in art. In doing so, Patel will touch upon important events in Spanish history that affected Goya and his work. He will also explore Goya’s powerful renderings of war and religious persecution in his times, and what insights a contemporary artist working in India today, may derive from this legacy.

3rd 
 |  | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Tyeb Mehta, one of the most senior contemporary Indian painters, has been exploring with rigour and singular dedication, ways of forming a small number of images. In recent years, he has been re-forming some of the most deep rooted myths imprinted in the Indian psyche. The talk was an attempt to interpret and illuminate Tyeb Mehta’s pre-occupation with the language of painting, as well as the significance of images present in his work, in the wider context of a modernist sensibility.

7th 
 | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

a) Mary Cassatt- Impresionist from Philadelphia ( Col. 30 mins ) Director: Perry Miller Adato

b) Georgia O’Keeffe ( Col. 60 mins ) Director: Perry Miller Adato

9th 
 |  | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Mumbai based artists, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat, presented slides of their early and recent works. The presentation is a mini-retrospective of their young careers, giving the audience a glimpse of the shuffling and veering that has shaped the contours of their present work. An attempt will be made to map the journey by analysing a few pertinent slides. Both artists are alumni of the Sir J. J. School of Art.

25th 
 | 6.30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

a) Paul Gauguin - The Savage Dream ( Col. 45 mins ) Director: Michael Gill

b) A Museum for Vincent Gogh ( Col. 32mins ) Director: Elias Marroquin

13th 
 |  | 10am | NCPA

Ten “critic-curators” and "artist-curators” who have emerged over the last decade will participate in “imagining the future” of Indian art. The exercise is essentially a curatorial one where the speakers will creatively construct a future scenario and “history” for Indian art in the next century. Typically, a curator takes existing objects and places them in a physical and conceptual setting. In part, speakers will do precisely this with emerging art, but through the medium of slides and perhaps other such means, rather than the actual objects.