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14th 
 |  | 10:30am - 5:00pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

The Mumbai Curatorial Intensive 2011 developed and implemented by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York will be offered in Mumbai (India) in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai. The venue partner for the private seminars and discussion is the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. This three day event will offer a forum on curatorial practice focused on contemporary art and geared towards the emerging professional curator. The program will be for 15 individuals who will be selected by ICI and MPC through a application process. The purpose of the program is for the participants to receive an introduction to the field of curatorial practice today, in the field of contemporary art, and to set up a foundation for future curatorial work. Through the program, participants will engage with current curatorial thinking in a critical environment that provides an international context for understanding contemporary art and exhibition-making today. The program will consist of two days of seminars during which the selected participants will attend closed-door lectures and discussions with experienced curators from ICI, and other prominent professional curators invited from Asia and Europe. On the third day, a public forum of three panel discussions will be held and will host professional curators from Asia, Europe, and North America, who will give talks on pressing curatorial issues.

13th 
 | 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sir J. J. School of Art, Fort

The Mumbai Curatorial Intensive 2011 developed and implemented by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York will be offered in Mumbai (India) in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai. The venue partner for the private seminars and discussion is the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. This three day event will offer a forum on curatorial practice focused on contemporary art and geared towards the emerging professional curator. The program will be for 15 individuals who will be selected by ICI and MPC through a application process. The purpose of the program is for the participants to receive an introduction to the field of curatorial practice today, in the field of contemporary art, and to set up a foundation for future curatorial work. Through the program, participants will engage with current curatorial thinking in a critical environment that provides an international context for understanding contemporary art and exhibition-making today. The program will consist of two days of seminars during which the selected participants will attend closed-door lectures and discussions with experienced curators from ICI, and other prominent professional curators invited from Asia and Europe. On the third day, a public forum of three panel discussions will be held and will host professional curators from Asia, Europe, and North America, who will give talks on pressing curatorial issues.

12th 
 |  | 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sir J. J. School of Art, Fort

The Mumbai Curatorial Intensive 2011 developed and implemented by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York will be offered in Mumbai (India) in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai. The venue partner for the private seminars and discussion is the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. This three day event will offer a forum on curatorial practice focused on contemporary art and geared towards the emerging professional curator. The program will be for 15 individuals who will be selected by ICI and MPC through a application process. The purpose of the program is for the participants to receive an introduction to the field of curatorial practice today, in the field of contemporary art, and to set up a foundation for future curatorial work. Through the program, participants will engage with current curatorial thinking in a critical environment that provides an international context for understanding contemporary art and exhibition-making today. The program will consist of two days of seminars during which the selected participants will attend closed-door lectures and discussions with experienced curators from ICI, and other prominent professional curators invited from Asia and Europe. On the third day, a public forum of three panel discussions will be held and will host professional curators from Asia, Europe, and North America, who will give talks on pressing curatorial issues.

 
9th 
 |  | 6:30pm | NGMA Auditorium, Mumbai

Though K. K. Hebbar was not represented in the modern Indian art historical context, he was revered in Karnataka. He was not seen in the same light as his contemporaries for many reasons: Hebbar was contextualized as a regional figure and often never mentioned. A monolithic history of modernism was written by tracking the trajectories of avant- garde artist movements, manifestos and path breakers. Many artists were thus overlooked and grouped together to represent a period in art history. Hebbar was reluctant to be a part of the historical Progressive Artists Group.

 
20th 
 | 6:30pm | Arbour: Research Initiatives in Architecture, Near Bombay Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai-23

Every human being is an artist. Caution: Children at Work, a contemporary art exhibition that was held at the Mumbai Art Room in September 2011, addressed this concept, popularised by the artist-pedagogue Joseph Beuys, but also introduced in the writings of Novalis, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and the Russian avant-garde. Curated by Gitanjali Dang, the show featured work by artists Shreyas Karle, Sanjeev Khandekar with Vaishali Narkar, Sharmila Samant, and Apnavi Thacker. The exhibition also involved four local children, Tanushri and Saloni Tandel, and Tanushree and Vishakha Malode.

 
15th 
 |  | 6:30pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

In this talk, the curator, cultural theorist and poet Ranjit Hoskote will address the global phenomenon of the biennial (a term that covers various kinds of periodic arts festivals) as a site where diverse modes of cultural production are tested, presented and extended. The biennial is all too often viewed only through the optic of national identity, or as a representative survey of global contemporary art. It is equally important to regard it as a production system for contemporary artists, and as a special venue for co-production between curators and artists.

 
23rd 
 |  | 6:30 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Riding Rocinante was a performative art project undertaken by the artist, Tushar Joag in 2010. A journey through Sardar Sarovar and the Three Gorges, the artist embarked upon on a motorcycle that he named ‘Rocinante’, after Don Quixote’s horse. He left Bombay on the August 23, 2010 and reached Shanghai on October 14, 2010.

 
27th 
 |  | 6:30 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Anita Dube breaks a silence of twenty years to talk about the figure of K P Krishnakumar (1959- 1989): charismatic person, brilliant artist, and leader of the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association. His meteoric career and premature death makes him the stuff of legend within contemporary art history. In an hour long paper, using a structure of quotation and commentary, a surreal method of allowing the mind to excavate buried material as if from the unconscious, she attempts to look at the "still life" from as many different angles and points of view as possible,working towards a process that can help break down myths to reveal the concrete.

 
21st 
 | 6:30 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Solicited Perspectives is a project that aims to nurture emerging curators. The selected applicants were chosen on the basis of careful ranking by a panel of eminent personalities: Amrita Jhaveri, Girish Shahane, Harsh Goenka, Shaheen Merali and Swapan Seth worked with Anupa Mehta to arrive at the four finalists. The young cura...tors were offered the working space with logistical support at The Loft at Lower Parel to present their curatorial projects, bringing in multiple perspectives of the city, urbanism, collision of traditional and contemporary narratives and representations of the natural world.

 
15th 
 | 6:30 pm | Studio X, Kitab Mahal

The Fluid City originated out of the desire to examine the connections between public art and urban spaces. Co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, it is a project that investigates the complexities and contradictions generated by the role water plays in Mumbai.

 
7th 
 |  | 6:30 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Studio in Rajasthan is a project that the artist, Waswo X. Waswo has worked for nearly five years, producing a body of work that consists primarily of hand-painted digital studio portraiture and autobiographical miniature paintings. Waswo has worked with a small team of other artists, models and assistants and sometimes compares his role to a fi...lm director who oversees the labour of his team and reserves final artistic judgement. The photo hand-colourist Rajesh Soni and the miniaturist R. Vijay are two artists who work together with Waswo and have been given consistent recognition for their contributions to the project, and even sign the finished work. Rajesh Soni and R. Vijay will join Waswo in a presentation of their joint efforts, discussing the nature of their work, what separates a collaborator from a technical assistant, questions of authorship and intellectual property rights, and the give and take in the bringing of vague concepts to the status of finished art objects.

 
4th 
 |  | 6:00pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

The 60-minute documentary The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar (A Painter’s Journey) chronicles the life and work of the noted Indian painter. The film follows Bhavsar as he journeys to New York City, the very nerve centre of the art world, in the 1960s. An immigrant in a new city, Bhavsar settles into a loft in SoHo, falls in love and comes of age as an artist. Viewers glimpse Bhavsar’s meditative studio where the artist works like a Tibetan mandala painter, showering clouds of dry pigment on massive canvases on the floor.

 
12th 
 |  | 6:30 pm | The Guild, Mumbai

Often aesthetic invention is given a secondary consideration within the current heightened discourse offered in exhibition-making, curatorship and collections. It is to the melodramatic effects that attracts arts increasing clientele and within which much of art and its speculative energy flourishes. The talk will look at these aspects related to the exhibition curated by Shaheen Merali, regarding Iran: the apparent acquiescence of conceptual poetics.

 
7th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Swiss Experimental Films is a curated package of films illustrating the history of new cinema that emerged in the 1960s in Switzerland. The "Neuer Schweizer Film" (New Swiss Cinema) became internationally renowned and till today the Swiss film industry refers to the ‘film wonder’ of this era. Not much has been written or discussed on the undercurrents of this new cinema that decisively determined the split from the old filmic traditions and made the wonder possible in the first place. In 2005-2006 Reservoirfilm, a Zurich based collective of curators for experimental cinema, started investigating into the history of Swiss experimental film movements and found a wealth of forgotten avant garde material that has been restored and screened for the public. In the Mumbai chapter, the curated screenings will coincide with conversations between the film curators Fred Truniger and Thomas Schärer and the film critic, Meenakshi Shedde.

 
6th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Swiss Experimental Films is a curated package of films illustrating the history of new cinema that emerged in the 1960s in Switzerland. The "Neuer Schweizer Film" (New Swiss Cinema) became internationally renowned and till today the Swiss film industry refers to the ‘film wonder’ of this era. Not much has been written or discussed on the undercurrents of this new cinema that decisively determined the split from the old filmic traditions and made the wonder possible in the first place. In 2005-2006 Reservoirfilm, a Zurich based collective of curators for experimental cinema, started investigating into the history of Swiss experimental film movements and found a wealth of forgotten avant garde material that has been restored and screened for the public. In the Mumbai chapter, the curated screenings will coincide with conversations between the film curators Fred Truniger and Thomas Schärer and the film critic, Meenakshi Shedde.

 
5th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Swiss Experimental Films is a curated package of films illustrating the history of new cinema that emerged in the 1960s in Switzerland. The "Neuer Schweizer Film" (New Swiss Cinema) became internationally renowned and till today the Swiss film industry refers to the ‘film wonder’ of this era. Not much has been written or discussed on the undercurrents of this new cinema that decisively determined the split from the old filmic traditions and made the wonder possible in the first place. In 2005-2006 Reservoirfilm, a Zurich based collective of curators for experimental cinema, started investigating into the history of Swiss experimental film movements and found a wealth of forgotten avant garde material that has been restored and screened for the public. In the Mumbai chapter, the curated screenings will coincide with conversations between the film curators Fred Truniger and Thomas Schärer and the film critic, Meenakshi Shedde.

 
14th 
 |  | 6:30 pm | Little Theatre, NCPA

Man Eats Rock - a 22 minute video is set in three worlds or is treated as three vignettes. In these worlds, Nikhil Chopra and Munir Kabani look at drawing and film as a means of record making to talk about the function of representation. The video attempts to question our place on this planet, as we get subsumed by our need and desire to consume. The piece is commissioned by the Fondation d'enterprise Hermes to be screened in the H Box, "a specially-designed 'nomadic' viewing unit".

 
11th 
 |  | 6:30 pm | Volte, Colaba

Ranbir Kaleka and Nancy Adajania will engage in a conversation that will present to the audience the artist's conceptual and material processes through a introductory slide-show of his early works followed by a walk-through the current exhibition.

 
9th 
 | Day IV | 10:30am - 6:30pm | Various locations across Mumbai

A public art project co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, [en]counters - the fluid city is a series of art interventions consisting of installations, performances and actions, which will investigate and interrogate the paradoxical role and contradictory significance that water plays in Mumbai. This project will be held in the city from January 6 - 9, 2011.

 
8th 
 | Day III | 10:30am - 6:30pm | Various locations across Mumbai

A public art project co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, [en]counters - the fluid city is a series of art interventions consisting of installations, performances and actions, which will investigate and interrogate the paradoxical role and contradictory significance that water plays in Mumbai. This project will be held in the city from January 6 - 9, 2011.

 
7th 
 | Day II | 10:30am - 6:30pm | Various locations across Mumbai

A public art project co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, [en]counters - the fluid city is a series of art interventions consisting of installations, performances and actions, which will investigate and interrogate the paradoxical role and contradictory significance that water plays in Mumbai. This project will be held in the city from January 6 - 9, 2011.

 
6th 
 | Day I | 10:30am - 6:30pm | Various locations across Mumbai

A public art project co-produced by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, [en]counters - the fluid city is a series of art interventions consisting of installations, performances and actions, which will investigate and interrogate the paradoxical role and contradictory significance that water plays in Mumbai. This project will be held in the city from January 6 - 9, 2011.