In 2017, the Partition of India is marked by its 70th anniversary. Drawing on the readings of departure and partial histories, the exhibition Part Narratives commemorates this event, and brings the art production that surrounded it within museum and art discourse. At the same time it turns our attention to issues of migration as they beset the world at present, to the long shadow of Partition and its passage through time.
This exhibition invokes the birth of an analogue visual form through a process-oriented exhibit, featuring the works of 4 contemporary artists – Uzma Mohsin, Srinivas Kuruganti, Sukanya Ghosh and Edson Dias.
Join us for a jugalbaandi between Vijay Kenkre and Pradeep Mulye, a director and a set designer, who have over years brought their creative energies together to make some of the most amazing sets in the trying circumstances of Marathi commercial theatre!
Listen to Uttarbhartiya, Uttarakhandi Folk and Indie Pop at the Museum Plaza
(Lecture and live demonstrations)
Join us as we trace the journey of this magnificent string instrument, the brief history and origin of sitar, including the basic playing techniques, and live demonstration of the main features of raag elaborations including the alap, jhala, jor and gat.
In collaboration with Swardhara Events
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Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
Danish with English subtitles, 126 min, 1955
By Carl Theodore Dreyer
'Ordet' layers multiple stories of faith, sanctity and love, as a farmer's family is torn apart by the differing beliefs of its members.
Grünewald - Retable d'Issenheim / Altarpiece of Issenheim (1512-1513) (30')
Raphaël- Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione / Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (around 1514/1515) (30')
Véronèse - Le repas chez Levi / The meal at Levi's (1573) (30')
The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex, even contradictory. In general, the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses, often in dramatic ways, underlies its manifestations. Immerse yourself in Baroque art with these films by Alain Jaubert.
In collaboration with Canada in India
The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!
Tickets now available on BookMyShow!
In collaboration with Pratham Books
On occasion of International Literacy Day, we're presenting a free story telling session of ‘Kottavi Raja and His Sleepy Kingdom’ at the Museum!
Lecture by Shukla Sawant
The talk focuses on the two major art manifestations of 2017 the Documenta in Kassel, Germany and the Venice Biennale. While critical reception of the curatorial strategies of both has been mixed, what has not been discussed at length is the artwork on view and the circumstances under which some significant mid-century artists came to be given a prominent position within the exhibition narratives.
Shukla Sawant is a visual artist and currently Professor of Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Lecture by Parul Dave-Mukherji
How to see the current Venice Biennale through the prism of 'global south' to explore its curatorial strategies? The talk will touch upon some current trends of contemporary art in the light of current Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale 2017.
Rather than simply focusing on India's missing pavilion part II in Venice the idea is to see this Biennale 2017 in relation to the previous one curated by Okwui Enwezor. What happens to the political? Is there a return to the artist? Is there a shift from Das Capital to Art? The talk will touch upon some current trends of contemporary art in the light of current Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale 2017 as well as biennales in Istanbul, Havana etc.
Dr. Parul Dave-Mukherji is professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Lecture by Deeptha Aachar
This talk will track the relationship between activism and art, partly through a reading of the SAHMAT (Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust), an institution that has consistently straddled the domain of art and activism since the late 1980s.
Deeptha Achar is Professor at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, MS University, Vadodara.