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Regarding India | Screening of Films.

Regarding India

Screening of Films

A selection of video interviews with renowned Indian contemporary artists, by Prof. Kathryn Myers

Presented by
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
(Ministry of Culture, Government of India)

Prof. Kathryn Myers will introduce the project and have an interaction with the audience after the screening.

Regarding India is series of video interviews with contemporary artists living and working in India. Initiated through a Fulbright

Fellowship in 201 1 , the videos were created to contribute to Myers’s University of Connecticut course on Indian art. Reflective of a dynamic and diverse contemporary art scene during a decade of unprecedented and often volatile change, the interviews engage with aspects of Indian history, society, culture and current events through the creative work, experiences, and insights of artists. The series is ongoing and will eventually include over sixty interviews.

Regarding India has been produced, directed and edited by Kathryn Myers.

Support has come from the Fulbright-Nehru Foundation, The Connecticut Office of the Art, and the University of Connecticut. The edited videos and original footage are housed at the American Institute of India Studies Art and Archeology Center in Gurgaon, India.

Kathryn Myers is a painter and Professor of studio art at the University of Connecticut. In 2002, through a Fulbright Fellowship she began to study Indian contemporary art. curating several exhibitions in the IJnited States and creating a new course for her university on Indian art. In 201 1 she received a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to create a series of video interviews with artists living and working in India, and initially interviewed over fifty artists. She has returned to India several times since to create more interviews and is in the process of editing them for a website she developed for the project, http://www.regardingindia.com She has also been a guest interviewer for the series www. bringhomestories.com

Films to be played:

1. Title of Film : Sheba Chhachhi
Brief Synopsis :
Immersive multi-media installations evoking the precarious relationship between human beings, urban ecologies and our natural world.
Year of Making : 2015
Duration : 30 Mins
* * *

2. Title of Film : Ravi Agarwal
Brief Synopsis:
A photographer and environmental activist who integrates personal and social aspects of science, ecology, and environmental issues.
Year of Making: 2011
Duration: 13 Mins
* * *

3. Title of Film : Krishnaraj Chonat
Brief Synopsis:
A sculptor and installation artist who offers cautionary, poetic and humorous insights on environmental and technological issues with a focus on his home city of Bangalore.
Year of Making: 2012
Duration: 12 Mins
* * *

4. Title of Film : Anupan Sud
Brief Synopsis:
One of India’s most celebrated printmakers whose figurative work weaves together autobiography, mythology, history and day-to-day life.
Year of Making: 2014
Duration : 20.24mins
* * *

5. Title of Film : Waswo X. Waswo
Brief Synopsis :
Elaborate collaborative works with artists and artisans from Udaipur on simultaneous bodies of work in miniature painting and studio photography.
Year of Making : 2013
Duration : 21 Mins
* * *

6. Title of Film : Gopika Nath
Brief Synopsis :
A textile designer and fiber artist of exquisite hand-embroidered imagery mixing traditional and experimental techniques.
Year of Making : 2014
Duration : 14 Mins
* * *

Regarding India
on
Sunday | 2nd August 2015 | 4.00 pm

Venue:
National Gallery of Modern Art,
NGMA
Manikyavelu Mansion
49, Palace Road,
Bangalore 560 052.

Bolava Vitthal in Karnataka – the land of Abhangs. Abhangwani Concert in the city of Bangalore.

Bolava Vitthal in Karnataka – the land of Abhangs.
Abhangwani Concert in the city of Bangalore…

Performed by
Jayateerth Mevundi and Aruna Sairam

Devotion and spirituality are aspects of the Indian Culture that can never be separated from its entirety. The life of any Indian, irrespective of religion, caste, creed, or colour, revolves in many ways around the religious and spiritual activities right in each day to the entire year and even extends till the death of the person. There are many forms of expression of devotion but one of the most effective and appealing forms of expression is that of music. People of all religions have their musical form that expresses their devotion to their Supreme spiritual form. Be it hymns in the churches, sufi and qawalli in the dargahs, the kirtans in the Gurudwaras to the Abhangs in mandalis, each person finds some connect to the Divine in the various forms of music.
Bolava Vitthal is one such event but is one-of-its-kind as it has taken the concept of “Abhangwani” beyond the states of its origin viz. Maharashtra and Karnataka. What had begun as a single-concert concept has evolved into an 11-city concert tour that features artistes of the calibre and talent that this genre of Indian Devotional Music requires. Some of the today’s most sought-after artistes from the world on Indian Classical Music have taken up this unique genre of Indian Devotional Music and present Abhangs in the most traditional presentation style of beginning with a Gajar by all artistes followed by individual performances.

Bolava Vitthal 2015
Bolava Vitthal 2015 is the 10th year of this concert tour and will begin its sojourn in the city of Pune on the 17th of July 2015 and will end at Goa on the 5th of August 2015.

Like Maharashtra, Karnataka is a state where Abhangwani as a genre of devotional music has tremendous presence, both in terms of practising and audience patronage. Bolava Vitthal has been presented in the city of Bangalore for the past six years and once each in Hubli, Dharwad, and Belgaum.
In its attempt to take continue this journey in the city of Bangalore, Pancham Nishad is presenting Abhangs in the city of Bangalore at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st of August, 2015 at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall and will feature Aruna Sairam and Jayateerth Mevundi. It will begin with a gajar by all the artistes followed by their individual performances.
The event has received sponsorship from several organisations viz. Union Bank of India, Talwalkars and Saraswat Bank.

What makes Bolava Vitthal so special?

There are over 500 concerts of Abhangwani are organised by devotees of Lord Vitthala in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka to celebrate the auspicious day of Ashadi Ekadashi. Bolava Vitthal is unique amongst these concerts for the primary reason that it is the only event of Abhangwani that has taken the concept of Abhangwani beyond the lands of Maharashtra and Karnataka with its one-of-kind presentation style.
It has travelled to several places in India right from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad to Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Satara, Goa, and many other such places.
Bolava Vitthal, till date, has featured some of India’s most talented and sought-after artistes ranging from musical stalwarts like Padma Vibhushan Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Suresh Wadkar and Shankar Mahadevan to the more contemporary geniuses of Indian Classical Music like Jayateerth Mevundi, Ranjani-Gayatri, Rahul Deshpande, Anand Bhate and Devaki Pandit to but name a few.

10th Year Grandeur

The celebration, besides the 11 city concert tour, will witness the release of a Coffee-Table Book, a culture book on the Warkari Sampradaya, on Sunday, the 26th of July 2015, the eve of the auspicious day of Ashadi Ekadashi. The book is expected to be released at the hands of dignitaries from the fields of art, culture and politics.
The proposed coffee table book titled ‘ BOLAVA VITTHAL’ is ideated by Shashi Vyas, Director of Pancham Nishad. The content is provided by world renowned scholar of Indian Culture Vidyavachaspati Shankar Abhyankar and the book is set to be designed by the internationally reputed calligrapher Shri Achyut Palav.

About the artistes

Jayateerth Mevundi today ranks top amongst the young brigade of Hindustani music who has regaled innumerable music lovers spread across the globe by his power packed performances comprising different genres of Indian Music, ranging from Classical to Semi-classical to Devotional Music.

Aruna Sairam has created and performed a dazzling range of South Indian classical music repertoire in varied spaces from intimate chamber settings and salon music concerts to large auditoria. Her repertoire includes varying classical, semi-classical and folk music forms and genres in several languages. Aruna Sairam communicates through music that goes beyond geographic borders, regional contexts and cultural modes.

Ticket denomination: Rs.500/300/200
Tickets will be available at the venue,
and online on
bookmyshow : http://bit.ly/1Db60wx
and
indianstage : http://bit.ly/1KzFTzf

Bolava Vitthal
on
Saturday | 1st August 2015 | 6 pm

Venue:
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
16th Cross,
Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Vyalikaval,
Malleswaram,
Bangalore 560003.

Directions to the Venue : http://goo.gl/maps/tquFl

Untitled 6 – 2015 Group exhibition of paintings

Untitled 6 – 2015

Group exhibition of paintings
by
Lagamappa S.Kali, K.A.Badiger (B.Kumar), D.M.Kankanawadi, Vijaykumar Banu, Parshuram Randive, Amol Kamble.
from
29th July to 2nd August 2015
10am to 5pm

Venue:
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath,
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001

Directions to the Venue : http://binged.it/1EIFghx

Untitled 6 - 2015 - Group exhibition of paintings at Chitrakala Parishath

National Exhibition of Indian Handicrafts.

National Exhibition of Indian Handicrafts.

Thematic exhibition of the finest collection of Handicrafts developed by SC Artisans.

Organized by
Ministry of Textiles,
Govt of India, New Delhi.

and

Development Commissioner – Handicrafts


Objectives:
Promote the products and create a brand image of Indian Handicrafts in the National Market

Broadening base of the sales / export pockets viz- a vis increasing employment opportunities thereby improving livelihood, creation of manpower for export marketing and awareness of export marketing and awareness of exports of Handicrafts, to bring together buyers and sellers and to create a platform for marketing of these crafts.

To disseminate the legacy of the Indian handicrafts and to provide the opportunity for the benefits of the SC artisans for showcasing their skills and the product range develop and carrying out all such related activities for their promotion.

To provide an opportunity to the buyers to understand about the Indian Handicrafts, and its strengths weakness and the problems faced by the sector and to make the policy to eliminate these bottlenecks.

Major products categories on display:
Natural Fiber, Cane and Bamboo, Jute crafts, Hand Embroidery, Dhokra Crafts, Embroidery and Crochetted crafts, Kantha, Artificial Jewellery, Teracotta, Pattachitra, Leather craft, Block print, Wood craft, Fashion Accessories, Kolhapuri Chappals, Kalamkari, Wall Hanging, Patola Saree, Shawls, Mud Craft etc.,

National Exhibition of Indian Handicrafts
from
29th July to 2nd August 2015
10am to 8pm

Venue:
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath,
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001

Directions to the Venue : http://binged.it/1EIFghx

Dance Feature on Ashtalakshmi Solo Bharatanatyam by Chitra Arvind,

Dance Feature on Ashtalakshmi
Solo Bharatanatyam
presented by
Chitra Arvind,
Artistic Director of Rhythmotion,
Acclaimed choreographer and performing Artist.

About Chitra Arvind

Recipient of
• National Nritya Shiromani Award 2013 (Cuttack)
• Young Achiever Award for Dance and Choreography 2011
• Best Dancer Award 2001, Nupura
• Empanelled artist of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

Chitra Arvind is the Founder and Artistic Director of Rhythmotion – Indian classical & contemporary dance company, Bengaluru. She is a teacher, choreographer, philanthropist, and performing artist.

The Rhythmotion Trust organizes Chalana-Dance for a Cause, a biennial classical and contemporary dance festival in aid of the Deaf Aid Society. It premiered in 2008 and has been successfully continuing ever since.

A graded artist of Doordarshan in both Bharatanatyam and Kathak styles, Chitra teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance at her dance school, Rhythmotion. She imparts dance training to the hearing and speech impaired students of the Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf, Bengaluru.

Chitra trained in Contemporary dance from London for several years. She has studied at the Place Theatre, London, and completed a Choreography course. She has toured the UK, USA. Europe, South East Asia and South Africa extensively and won accolades for her performances, workshops and dance productions.

Chitra has been invited to perform at prestigious dance festivals across India including the Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival, Mamallapuram Dance festival, Bharath Kalachar, Brahan Natyanjali Festival, Chandigarh festival, India Habitat Centre Delhi, Hampi Festival etc.

Chitra trained in Carnatic Vocal and Instrument Veena under the able guidance of her mother Smt.Rama Srishailan. She has a Masters degree in History from the Karnataka State Open University

Dance Feature on Ashtalakshmi
on
Sunday | 2nd August 2015 | 10:30am

Venue:
Ramanuja Samskriti Bhavana,
Malleswaram,
Bengaluru

A Seminar on Rail & Road Accidents high in India.

A Seminar on Rail & Road Accidents high in India
Organized by
The National Design and Research Forum, and the Institution of Engineers (India)

* Seminar to look into challenges and solutions for road and rail safety

* Crashworthiness of four wheelers manufactured in India is low

* Large Population of India needs high speed mass transit systems requiring enhanced safety levels.

Objectives of the Seminar

The number Of accidents and incidents on roads and railways has been increasing steadily and this increase is much more in the Indian scenario. Therefore the study of the skill levels and expertise available in the Country, to address the issues of serious crashes u fboth the road vehicles, and rolling stock of the railways assumes great importance and sign ifi cance.

This Seminar will make an attempt at networking experts in Govt. R&D laboratories, private and public sector undertakings, which are dealing with railway and roadway safety, especially cars and try to evaluate the processes that meet the ever increasing and stringent crashworthiness requirements in the Country. audience for this Seminar would be drawn from academic institutes, research organizations. industries which are dealing with manufacturing and design Of these two important segments oftransportation in the Country.

Seminar Topics

Road Safety

• Design ofAutomobiles for Crashworthiness
• Adequacy of Crash-Test Facilities
• Survey and Analysis of Road Accidents
• Simulators for Driver Training
• Indian Standards for Road Safety

Rail Safety

• Design of Rolling Stock for Crashworthiness
• Crashworthiness Testing: National Facilities
• Integrated net-vvnrk involving Satellites for Tracking Of Trains & automated level crossings
• Train Protection & Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System
• Readinessofthe CountryforHigh Speed ‘frains -Safety aspects.

National Policy on Road and Rail Satety

• Black-Boxestor Automobiles and Trains
• Need for National Program on Development of Human Crash-Test “Dummies”
• Safety related Innovation in Automobile and Railway sector
• R&D Programs in the Country and Role of University Level Research in Crash-Worthiness
• Integrated N ational-LevelAdministrative and Regulatory Agency
• Human and Environmental factors in Road & Rail Accidents
• Railway University

The seminar gains relevance considering the increasing number of accidents and incidents on roads and railway tracks. A recent survey of crashworthiness of four wheelers manufactured in India showed it to be depressingly low. The seminar underscores the point that India needs to understand the status of expertise and skills that are required to ensure that it has the ability to make all the road and railway rolling stock safe enough to cope up with ever growing traffic.

Mr. Hemant Kumar, Member Mechanical, Railway Board, will be the Chief Guest for the seminar. Experts from Government & Industries will speak on measures to enhance Rail & Road Safety.

The seminar will network professionals on road and railway safety and come up with solutions and submit the same to the government for implementation.

29th and 30th July 2015

Venue:
The Indian Technology Congress 2015,
NIMHANS Convention Centre,
Dr. M H Marigowda Road,
Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden,
Bangalore.

Seminar on Rail & Road Accidents high in India organizers The National Design & Research Forum, & Institution of Engineers (India) at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru.

A Walk down a winding path an Exhibition of Paintings by Srikala Gangi Reddy.

A Walk down a winding path

Exhibition of Paintings by Srikala Gangi Reddy,
Presented by

Nivriti
the art quarter

The series, a walk down a winding path is inspired by the Odissi dancers of Nrityagram. It’s an ode to the sublime aesthetics and an attempt to capture the human body in moments of sheer grace and divine harmony.

After a successful debut show http://bit.ly/1MQ3nAi in March 2015, the series will now be on display
from
27th to 31st July 2015 | 11am to 7pm

Venue:
Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001

Directions to the Venue : http://binged.it/1EIFghx

a Walk down a winding path an Exhibition of Paintings by Srikala Gangi Reddy at Chitrakala Parishath Bengaluru

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