ART TALK / EXHIBITION ‘Modern Antiquity’: the first ever showcase of The Garga Archives > 6pm onwards on 1st February 2019

Venue : Library, British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
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Time : 6:00 pm onwardsm Add to Calendar 01/02/2019 18:00 01/02/2019 21:00 Asia/Kolkata ART TALK / EXHIBITION ‘Modern Antiquity’: the first ever showcase of The Garga Archives Event Page : Library, British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : Library, British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001
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ART TALK / EXHIBITION : British Council hosts ‘Modern Antiquity’: the first ever showcase of The Garga Archives

British Council in association with Lightcube is hosting ‘Modern Antiquity,’ showcase of The Garga Archives. The aim of the event is to initiate a much needed discussion around ownership of cultural artefacts, archiving and preservation in the digital age and its legal, political, aesthetic and technological challenges. The showcase will also feature an exhibition with the courtesy of IGNCA, New Delhi and screening of B D Garga’s film, Glimpses of Indian Cinema (1963) courtesy of Films Division, Govt. of India.

The event will begin with discussions with Ms. Aruna Vasudev & Mr. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, trusted friends and collaborators of B D Garga. The programme will also deliberate upon the challenges involved in the operation of an internet archive in the Digital Economy, panellists include Debottam T Bose, Niharika Gupta and Premjish Achari.

About the panellists:

1.     Ms. Aruna Vasudev:
Aruna Vasudev is Founder-President (now President-Emeritus) of the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC International), Founder Editor of Cinemaya - The Asian Film Quarterly, Founder-Director of Cinefan, the Cinemaya Festival of Asian Cinema, and Founder-Director of The Inner Path Festival of Buddhist Film, Art & Philosophy. She is an author and film critic with a PhD from the University of Paris. Starting out as a filmmaker, Aruna turned to writing on cinema. Aruna is the author of two books on Indian cinema and editor and co-editor of several books on Indian and Asian cinema. She has won several international awards for her work, including the Star of Italian Solidarity from Italy, the Chevalier of Arts & Letters from France, and lifetime achievement awards from film festivals and organisations in Iran, Korea, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, India, etc. Aruna has been member, or president, of more than 40 international juries.

2.     Mr. Shantanu Ray Choudhury:
Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri is a film buff and editor who has worked with some of India’s best-known authors and film-makers like Arun Shourie, Gulzar, Manu Joseph, Ruchir Sharma, Vishal Bhardwaj among others. He has also commissioned and published a number of books on cinema which have won the National Award for Best Book on Cinema and the MAMI Award for Best Writing on Cinema and which have been best-sellers. In 2017, he won the Editor of the Year Award, instituted by the apex publishing body, Publishing Next. He is also the author of two books: Whims, a book of poems, and Icons from Bollywood   He is now a regular contributor on Bengali cinema at Film Companion.

3.     Debottam T Bose:
Debottam Bose is a project finance lawyer by training, having worked in international law firms like Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP (London) and White & Case LLP (London). He studied art history in London at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and then went on to develop a niche consultancy, with a focus on international art, finance and philanthropy. He divides his time between New York, London, Oxford, Paris, New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Singapore.

4.     Niharika Gupta:
Niharika Gupta is Director of Research at Sahapedia. She is in-charge of projects like Sahapedia's oral histories series, and was earlier overseeing content creation at Sahapedia. Niharika studied English and Anthropology at the Universities of Delhi and Oxford respectively.

5.     Premjish Achari :
Inlaks’ Take on Art Travel Grantee for Young Critics & co-curator of the Bhubaneswar Art Trail, Premijish is a Curator, Writer and Translator. He initiated the independent curatorial platform - Future Collaborations aiming at theoretically and politically informed curation. A Fellow for Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2017 at Khoj, in 2018 he received the Art Scribes Award by Prameya Art Foundation for developing new curatorial paradigms. He is currently the Director-Outreach at Art1st Foundation and a visiting faculty at Shiv Nadar University.

The programme is first among a series of events to be organised around The Garga Archives by Lightcube with the aim to reach diverse audiences, increase awareness about film history through the works of Mr. Garga and seek participation of various agencies and individuals to achieve the aims of the project.

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