The exhibition offers a critical viewing of the role played by popular Indian imagery of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the construction of cultural, social and national identities. Nineteenth century India witnessed several major cultural and technological transformations that led to the growth of a new popular imagery.
Culled from an international Call for entries, this flagship exhibition of FOCUS Photography Festival presents the work of photographers from around the world.
Introducing a new programming series in Marathi, 'Museum Katta: Cinema'. An interactive session with Amol Palekar, an Indian actor, director and producer of Hindi and Marathi cinema.
This event will be in Marathi and is free and open to all. Museum entry ticket applicable.
Spend an evening to deep dive into theatre through the evocative lens of Nemai Ghosh.
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Listen to Uttarbhartiya Folk and Instrumental Music at the Museum Plaza
An interactive session with renowned writer Madhuri Purandare, themed around her major projects Vachu Anande and Lihave Netake.
Conducted by Jethu Mundul
This course will examine the language of early world cinema, its history and aesthetic, through the development of film-making in the first half of the 20th century. Topics will include an introduction to film analysis, concepts of film style and narrative, through the history of fiction, non fiction and avant-garde.
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Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
By Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, 1987
'Pushpak' is a delightful 'silent' film made in 1987 by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, the multifaceted director, producer, composer, lyricist and actor. He is credited with having revolutionised south Indian cinema with films that pushed the boundaries of genre and film form.
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay
Lascaux is the richest of the decorated caves of prehistory. This program explores the remarkable unity-of-style of certain images and the contradictions between some figures perhaps painted over a period of time.
Comics are one of the few story-telling formats that successfully combine text and imagery. Like cinema, its appeal is largely visual and the varied styles of graphic art stimulate the readers’ imagination to piece the story together. The workshop aims at exposing the participants to a rich medium of comics and graphic novels and how to create comics as a vehicle to express their thoughts. The participants will be guided into a hands-on session to create their own short comics with feedback from the artist.
Conducted in collaboration with Open Bracket
India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of block printed fabric in the world. Block printing craftsmen use wooden or metal blocks to create beautiful designs; sometimes, linoleum blocks are also used. Dabu is mud resist block printing technique in which organic colour dyes are used.
This workshop will be conducted by Mr Dhiraj Chippa, a master craftsman from Rajasthan. Mr. Chippa has received a National Merit Certificate from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
Come, explore the Museum with a specially chosen children’s author and learn how to craft your own story!
This session will be conducted by Santhini Govindan who is a widely published, award-winning author of children’s literature in English.
Use optical illusions to see how the human eye and the mind can be tricked and reveal its workings.
Connect this knowledge with how a camera works by building a camera obscura, a forerunner of the modern camera, and comparing its anatomy with the human eye!
By Meera Menezes
The talk will outline the journey of India’s foremost non-objective painter V.S. Gaitonde as he moved from figuration to a non-narrative mode of painting. It will trace his artistic trajectory, dwelling on the different phases of his work and the reasons for these painterly shifts.
By Suresh Jayram
The lecture is about artists response to the city of Bangalore, and have looked at the city as a text,site,an archive of myth and history,exploration of material culture and it's nature for inspiration.From early colonial landscapes and photographs of Bangalore to conceptual works artist have been looking at change and conflict of a city that has also become an adjective- Bangalored!