FEST : Art East at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 24th & 25th March 2017

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Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)
Note : Call 011-24619431 (IIC) to re-confirm any last minute change or cancellation of the event.

Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description : FEST : Art East

The festival is an initiative to raise pertinent questions through a series of engagements on art, livelihood, social justice, climate change, communication, history – past and present, issues that have a far reaching impact on every day life of people and of the nation. Organised in collaboration with National Foundation for India; Sasakawa Foundation; and Reachout Foundation

Schedule : 

24th March : 

Introduction By Mukhabhaona
A traditional mask theatre/dance performance by the mask makers of Majuli. The mukha or mask is an important component of the bhaona – a traditional form of entertainment with a religious message, first created in the 16thcentury by Shankaradeva. The performance is a tribute to Sanjoy Ghose, development activist

Film: Majuli – Land Between Two Rivers
(45 min; 2017; HD; English & with subtitles)
Directed by Parashar Baruah

The film explores the challenges in preserving the island physically and it’s culture of mask making that is as threatened as the island itself. A searing narrative of the survival of art and life itself, told through masked characters drawn from mythology

From 18:00 to 19:15 in Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex
Discussion on Philanthropy: The Art of Giving

25th March : 

12:00 TO 13:30
The Ground Beneath: Governance and Civil Society in India’s Northeast
Speakers: Barsha Poricha; G.K. Pillai; Govind Bhattacharejee; Sunil Kaul; and Surjit Thokchom

14:45 TO 16:45
Adda: The Lost Art of Conversation

The word ‘adda’ roughly speaking is the practice of friends getting together for long, informal and unrigorous conversations. This session proposes an adda on the culture of adda and perhaps the shrinking space for conversations and opinions as well

Speakers: Shiv Visvanathan; Amarendra Khatua; Ashok Vajpeyi; Basant Rajkumar; Raju Nazary; Ian Lyngdoh

From 17:00 to 17:40 in Seminar Rooms I to III
Tea Tasting Ceremony
Curated and conducted by Dhrubajit Chaliha, Korangani Tea

At 18:30 in the Fountain Lawns
Songs She Carries
Concert by Moushumi Bhowmik with Tajdar Junaid

Moushumi Bhowmik is a singer, songwriter and music researcher who has been involved in a field recordings – based project called The Travelling Archive: Field Recordings and Field Notes from Bengal. Moushumi will present her own compositions and also draw from folk music of Bengal

Tajdar Junaid is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer who’s debut album was named album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine in 2013. His music has featured in the work of leading filmmakers abroad and in India

The festival has been organised to mark 25 Years of National Foundation for India and curated by Kishalay Bhattacharjee

24th and 25th March : 

Ebb and Flow: Migration, masks and River Stories
Maskmakers and artists from Majuli, the world’s biggest inhabited river island will demonstrate their craft through installations and workshops. Central to their artistic approach is the performative aspect of masks. The Majuli pavilion is  an installation on the historical and cultural intersections between monastic art, tribal life, climate change and displacement
On view from 11:00 to 19:00 at the Gandhi-King Plaza

Majuli: Hope and Homelessness
An installation in water depicting the homelessness of the people of Majuli with relentless erosion and loss of livelihood and habitat. Everyday objects of home fill up the physical space of memory and identity; a pot, a lantern, a bicycle, a suitcase, the masks that are perhaps no longer required and their gods and goddesses
On view from 11am-7pm in the Fountains next to the Lounge

Accompanying Events : 

EXHIBITION "Tectonic Live" A Solo Show of paintings and puppets By Jimmy Chishi at Annexe Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 23rd to 30th March 2017

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FEST : Art East at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 24th & 25th March 2017 FEST : Art East at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 24th & 25th March 2017 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, March 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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