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                                            SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI And Zubaan

Invite you to the launch of the book The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh

War of 1971

At the SAA Auditorium November 21, 6pm

Tea will be served at 5.30 p.m

 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, 
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY,
NEW DELHI
 

All Are Cordially Invited  November 12, 6 pm onwards

Gitanjali Dang 

6 pm: The world is full of paper. Write to me.

A letter to Agha Shahid Ali 



Ambarish Satwik 

7.15 pm: The Medical Nude 



November 15, 6.30

Himali Singh Soin

To Tehran in my Dreams In addressing the curatorial proposition of distance and its channels of longing, the performance reflects back on the mishaps of telegraphic messages to produce an illogical and surreal narrative, made up of digressions, divergences and stops.

presented by

 

Goddess Manasa on the Modern Stage

 

 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI 

All Are Cordially Invited 

October 19, 6.30 pm

A Talk by Sarover Zaidi:

Working with Architecture and Language A deliberation on Delhi, with its spaces of love (monumental Ruins) and its language of love (Urdu)

 

ALL ARE INVITED 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY 

PRESENTS

Love in the Time of Choleric Capital  

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

welcomes you to a talk by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling On “Kant for Free People” 

at 5.30 pm, Friday
7th October

at SAA Auditorium
Tea will be served from 5 pm.

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Presents 

18' feet 

A Film By

Renjith Kuzhur
The Director will be present for a Q&A 

 

Saturday October 8, 2016
At 5.30 pm 

SAA Auditorium
All are Welcome  

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

You are invited to a Public talk titled: 

"Language, Representation and Protected Ignorance" 
By

Dr. Y.S Alone
Professor in Visual Studies School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University 

In Chair Prof. Bhagat Oinam Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Science 

Discussants: Prof. Franson D. Manjali, Centre for Linguistics School of Language 

Dr. Ajay Verma
Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Science

Dr. Dr.Soumyabrata Choudhury

School of Arts and Aesthetics Dr. Kaushik Bhaumik

School of Arts and Aesthetics

The School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium
On September 30th, at 5:30 pm Tea will be served at 5:00 PM 

SAA Auditorium
All are Welcome 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Presents 

Bidesia in Bambai 
A Film By

Surabhi Sharma
The Director will be present for a Q&A 

 

Monday September 26, 2016
At 5.30 pm 

SAA Auditorium
All are Welcome 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Presents 

Being Bhaijan 
A Film By
Samreen Faroouqui And Shabani Hassanwalia
The Directors will be present for a Q&A 

 

Friday September 23, 2016
At 4.30 pm 

SAA Auditorium
All are Welcome 

 

You are invited to a talk titled 

Picturing Terra Incognito: Photography, Geopolitics and Tibet

By 

Prof. Clare Harris 

Professor of Visual Anthropology:
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,
Curator for Asian Collections: 
Pitt Rivers Museum,
University of Oxford, UK 

 

At: Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics
On September 21st, at 5:30 pm 

Prof. Harris shall be discussing her forthcoming book titled Photography and Tibet, published by Reaktion Books, October 2016. Tea will be served at 5:00 PM

 

CAPACITY BUILDING: MUSEUMS IN INDIA

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Presents a public talk by 

SUNDAR SARUKKAI 

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics
Date: 22nd August. Time: 5.00 pm

As a part of Svetlana Gubaidullina is a Professional Dance Teacher of Kuchipudi, Ballet and Jazz, and folk dances. At the age of 10, she earned a scholarship in a Dance Academy and started her journey towards a professional dance career. She is trained in Kuchipudi dance. 

Aastha Gandhi is an Odissi Dancer and a teacher. She has done her MA and MPHIL from School of Arts and Aesthetics. She is a lawyer and is currently pursuing her PHD at the School of Arts and Aesthetics. 

THINKING ABOUT AESTHETICS 

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics
Friday September 16, 2016, 5 p.m.

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Invites you to an evening of dance 

Kuchipudi by & Odissi by 

Svetlana Gubaidullina Aastha Gandhi 

 

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics
Date: 22nd August. Time: 5.00 pm

As a part of Svetlana Gubaidullina is a Professional Dance Teacher of Kuchipudi, Ballet and Jazz, and folk dances. At the age of 10, she earned a scholarship in a Dance Academy and started her journey towards a professional dance career. She is trained in Kuchipudi dance. 

Aastha Gandhi is an Odissi Dancer and a teacher. She has done her MA and MPHIL from School of Arts and Aesthetics. She is a lawyer and is currently pursuing her PHD at the School of Arts and Aesthetics. 

 

Drama Queen Lady Anandi

 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Invites you for 
GIAN Lecture Series:

South Indian Models of Mind

By
Prof. David Shulman 

Prof. H.S. Shiva Prakash

Venue: CRS Auditorium (near VC gate), JNU, New Delhi 
Date: 9-11March, 2016
Time: 5.00-7.30 pm 

All are Welcome 

For confirmation: R.S.V.P: Brahma Prakash [prakash.brahma@gmail.com
Mobile: 7838966326

 

 

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS 

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

Presents

Rahul Roy

The Factory

with his Documentary The Factory

Synopsis: 147 workers of India’s biggest automobile manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki are on trial for the murder of a senior manager and 2500 workers dismissed. It has been two and a half years and the case drags on. Their bail application has been rejected by the courts. On each hearing they are led to the court room by the police while families line up to catch a glimpse. The defense lawyers plan their strategy in the court canteen. Justice seems a dim hope. The film follows the fate of the under trial workers, families and dismissed workers to investigate the underbelly of industrial conflict and the elusive nature of justice.

About the Director: Rahul Roy’s films have travelled across the globe to various documentary film festivals and have won several prestigious awards. His films explore the themes of masculinity and gender relations against the larger background of communalism, labour, class identities and urban spaces. Besides film making Roy has been researching and writing on masculinities. His graphic book on masculinities titled ‘A Little Book on Men’ was recently published by Yoda Press.

 

A Discussion with the Director will follow the  screening 

on

At the SAA Auditorium
Friday, February 5, 2016
5.00 pm. 
  Tea will be served at 4.30
All are Welcome

 

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS 

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

Presents

A production by Tamaasha Theatre

BLANK PAGE

an interpretation of contemporary Indian poetry 
through theatre, music and movement

directed by Sunil Shanbag 

on

Friday January 29, 2016, at 6.30 p.m.
  SAA auditorium

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics 

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Presents

Rituparno Ghosh:  Cinema, Gender and Art

 
A Panel Discussion
on the director and his ouevre on the occasion of the new book, Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Panelists: Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav Bakshi, Rohit Dasgupta (editors), Shohini Ghosh (Jamia Millia Islamia and Kaushik Bhaumik (SAA) 
The discussion will be followed by a screening of Shubho Mahurat (2003)
At the SAA Auditorium
Friday, January 22, 2016
4.30 pm.
Tea will be served at 4.00 pm
All are Welcome

 

ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED 

Ila Dalmia Memorial Lecture 2016 by Ashok Vajpeyi

20 January 2016, 6:30 pm, SAA Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
Presents 
A talk By
Debashree Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
At the Department of Middle Eastern, South 
Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) 
Columbia University
Associate Editor of BIOSCOPE

'The Body in the Cine-Machine: Accidents, Breakdowns & Depletion in Bombay's Early Talkie Studios'
At the SAA Auditorium
Monday, January,11, 2016
5.00 pm.
Tea will be served at 4.30
All are Welcome

 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
Invites you for a talk

by
Felix Padel
on
Tribal Culture, Cultural Genocide and the Importance of
Remembering
Friday, 6 November 2015
Time: 3.00 PM 
Venue: SAA Auditorium
Abstract
Dance, song, stories, painting house walls, making things - the arts are at the centre of India's tribal cultures. But these cultures are under attack from every angle now, with mass displacement to make way for industrial projects, dams, sanctuaries and firing ranges; and assimilation into the mainstream through an education system that - with some notable, outstanding exceptions - display gross insensitivity towards indigenous cultures, whose own system of education and knowledge transmission avoided imposing on the individual or even telling children what to do, trusting the momentum of each child's unique impetus towards learning. In this context, it is important that people remember these cultures, and support the many ongoing initiatives to stay on the land, in community 

Speaker:
Felix Padel, the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, is a sociologist/anthropologist and activist; author of "Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape" (1995/2010), "Out of This Earth: East India Adivasis and the Aluminium Cartel" (with Samarendra Das, 2010), and "Ecology, Economy: Quest for a Socially Informed Connection" (with Ajay Dandekar and Jeemol Unni, 2013). He is presently Visiting Professor at the North East India Studies Programme, JNU  

 

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
Presents
Cities of Sleep
A Film By
Shaunak Sen
Cities of Sleep (77 minutes) takes us into a heady world of insurgent sleeper’s communities as well as the infamous ‘sleep mafia’ in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death for a large number of people.The film looks at not only the tremendous social and political pressure that sleep exerts on the homeless in the city but is also a philosophical exploration of sleep at large.

At the SAA Auditorium
Friday, November 6, 2015
6.00 pm. Tea will be served at 5.45
All are Welcome  

 

 

The Himmat Workshops 

Participants: Shah Jehan Shaikh, Rabia Shaikh, Taslim Qureshi, Tahera Pathan, Farzana Shaikh, Rehana Shaikh Co-ordinated by VasudhaThozhur

Himmat is a collective formed by the widows of Naroda Patia, with the help of Monica Wahi and Zaid Ahmed Sheikh. The project was possible due to the infrastructure that it provided.
This art project involved working with six adolescent girls who lost several members of their families in the carnage at Naroda Patiya, Ahmedabad, on the 28thof Feb. 2002. It examines the role that art practices can play in a collective trauma and addresses a range of issues from personal loss to displacement and the possibility of mobilization and economic revival through the use of the visual language. In terms of methodology, the focus was on process rather than a pre-determined outcome, and further the recording of the process through writing, painting and the digital media, as an archive against forgetting, and the creation of a context-specific resource. The first phase (2002-2008) of the project involved primarily fieldwork, and the community speaks for itself through the work produced. The second phase of the project (2009-2012) includes my paintings, mostly done in retrospect.

The exhibit focuses on building an understanding, and the message, at its most basic, is about friendship. It could be considered as a working model through which a range of skills are acquired along with political awareness and the possibility of resistance, intervention and change through creative means.

The idea of working with display as a narrative mode is central to the curation/exhibition. A project that had functioned actively within the community as a locus for mobilization and creative process is transformed into an artwork – art that enters the area of display could in that sense, be seen as an afterlife, but almost always is also a presage of things to come.

VasudhaThozhur
VasudhaThozhur was born in 1956 in Mysore. She studied at the College of Arts and Crafts, Madras, and at the School of Art and Design inCroydon, UK. She lived and worked in Chennai between 1981 – 1997 and in Baroda between 1997 – 2013. Besides participation in exhibitions/workshops in the country and abroad, institutional work has involved lectures/teaching/juries at MS University, Baroda, NID, Ahmedabad and IICD Jaipur.Two grants from the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, between 2002 – 2006 and 2009 – 2011, supported a research project, 'The Himmat Workshops'. The project looked at ways of rooting art practice in ground and other realities as experienced in the country, with particular reference to conflict zones. It involved collaborating with Himmat, an activist organization based in Vatva, Ahmedabad, between 2002 – 2012. Among grants received earlier are the French Government Scholarship to work at the Cite des Arts and the Charles Wallace Grant to work at Gasworks, London . She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Design and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University, Dadri.Other interests include writing and music.

 

 

The School of Arts and Aesthetics

Jawaharlal Nehru University 

In partnership with 

National Film Development Corporation 

Presents 

"The Kumar Shahani Legacy” 

"A 2 Day Festival of Kumar Shahani’s Films and 
A Panel discussion 

To commemorate Kumar Shahani on his 75th Birth Anniversary and 

On the occasion of the launch of his book The Shock of Desire and Other 

Essays (Tulika Books, New Delhi) 

At the SAA Auditorium 

 19th-20th September, 2015 

All are Welcom 

"The Kumar Shahani Legacy” 

Programme: 

September 19, 2015
11 am:    Maya Darpan (1972)
2.30 pm: Khayal Gatha (1989)
5.00 pm:  Tea
5.30 pm: A Panel Discussion on “The Kumar Shahani Legacy”
  Panelists:
  Ira Bhaskar, The School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU
  Anup Singh, Independent Filmmaker Moinak Biswas, Department of Film Studies, 
                                Jadavpur University
Vidya Rao, Singer and Scholar
  Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Independent Scholar and  Kumar Shahani
  20th September, 2015
11 am: Tarang (1984)
3.00 pm: Kasba (1991)
5.00: Tea
5.30 pm: Char Adhyay (1997)

 

 

» School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, invites you to a talk on 

The Partition Archives and Performance 
(Lecture 4: Project: “Gendered Citizenship: Manifestations and Performance”)  

Venue: SAA Auditorium   
Date: 18 September 2015 (Friday)
Time: 5 PM  

Speakers:
· Anupama Roy (Professor, CPS, JNU)
· Kirti Jain (Professor, National School of Drama)

With discussants:
· Anuradha Kapur (Professor, National School of Drama and AUD)
· Nivedita Menon (Professor ,SIS, JNU)

 

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University Presents "The Future of Indian Cinema's Past: Film Preservation and Restoration” By Shivendra Singh Dungarpur Filmmaker, Producer, Film Archivist, Restorer and the Director of Celluloid Man (2012) Followed by A Panel Discussion on “Film Preservation and Restoration” with Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Veena Hariharan and Ira Bhaskar At the SAA Auditorium Friday, 11th September, 2015 5.30 pm. Tea will be served at 5.00 pm. All are Welcome

 

 

» School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University Presents A Talk By Daniel Morgan Associate Professor Department of Cinema and Media Studies University of Chicago Author of Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema 2012 Godard, Pontecorvo, Daney: Morals of Style AAt the SAA Auditorium Thursday, September 3, 2015 5.30 pm. Tea will be served at 5.00 All are Welcome

 

 

» Invitation for a talk on  "Petals of the Lotus: The Embodiment of Odissi Dance"  by Dr. Rekha Tandon, at the School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium, on the 28th of August, 2015, at 5 pm.

 

» School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University Presents  “PARTICIPATORY CULTURE, LEARNING, AND POLITICS”  A Conversation With HENRY JENKINS Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Communication Arts and Education University of Southern California & Author of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (2008) Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture (1992, 2012) What Made Pistachio Nuts?: Early Sound Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic(1992) At the SAA Auditorium Friday, July 24, 2015 3-4.30 pm. Tea will be served at 2.45 All are Welcome

 

 

» School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University Presents  “WHITE POWER, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WHITE IGNORANCE” A Lecture By Prof. Charles Mills.  Friday 31 July 2015 at 4.30 pm Venue: SAA Auditorium , Tea will be served at 4 pm All are Welcome

 

» On the occasion of the 21st Visible Evidence Conference on Documentary Film, Media, Culture and Politics The School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University invites you to Decolonising Architecture: Interventions in the Field of Vision ‘The Morning After’ with Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti At 7.00 pm On 13th December, 2014 @ The SAA Auditorium

 

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University invites you for a talk by James Campbell on 'International Academic Publishing' at 5.00 pm On 31st October, 2014 @ The SAA Auditorium

 

 

» Crossing Cultures: The Riddle of the Dong-Duong Buddhas.

 

» Performing HIV Education, Talk by Rodney A. Brown on 19th September 2014 ,5 PM at SAA Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-67.

 

» THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS presents THE AFTERMATH: REFLECTIONS ON TERROR AND PERFORMANCE a lecture by RUSTOM BHARUCHA chaired by ROMILA THAPAR, SAA

Auditorium, Friday September 12, 2014, 5.30 p.m.

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics invites you to a screening of Sidharth Srinivasan's film 'Pairon Talle' as part of the Director-in-the-Chair series followed by a discussion with the filmmaker on Date: Friday, 5th September at 5.00 pm, Venue: SAA Auditorium, JNU.

 

» A talk by Dr. Pridarshini Vijaisri, Associate Professor, CSDS, with Prof. Nivedita Menon (SIS, JNU) on Date: 29th August 2014 at Time:5 PM Venue: SAA Auditorium, JNU.

 

» A conversation with Rajeev Sethi on Friday, August 22, at 5:30 pm At the Auditiorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi.

 

» Aesthetics and the Aerial View a lecture by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar Associate Professor, Department of History, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.on Friday, On 8th August 2014, at 4:30 pm In the Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU.

 

» Meena Kumari: The Poet, A Life Beyond Cinema translated by Noorul Hasan with an introduction by Daisy Hasan and Philip Bounds Tuesday, 5 August, 5pam at SAA Auditorium, School of Arts & Aesthestics, JNU.

 

» School of Arts and Asesthestics Jawaharlal Nehru University Presents Nijan Steve Lopez directed by Rajeev Ravi as part of The Director in the Chair Series The director will be present for a discussion after the screening Thurday, 16 October, 2014 4.30 pm at at the SAA Auditorium.

  Public lectures/Screening and Events in Winter Semester 2014

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University Invites you to a Talk “ Transborder Women's Cinema: Filmmaking Between Bangladesh, Pakistan, India” by Dr. Esha Niyogi De ( Faculty, UCLA Center for the Study of Women ) At 4 pm On 4 th April, 2014 At The SAA Auditorium Tea will be served at 3.30 pm Esha Niyogi De is Faculty at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and currently holds a Fulbright Senior Multi-Country Research Fellowship for a project on women filmmakers of the northern Subcontinent. Esha N. De is the author of Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought (Oxford University Press) and the co-author and co-editor of Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia (Duke University Press)

 

» Theatrical Networks in the First Age of Globalization A Public lecture By Prof. Christopher Balme (Insitut fur Theaterwissenschaft, LMU) President, International Federation for Theatre Research Venue: School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium 1st April, 2014. 6:00pm (IST)

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi organizes One day Seminar on Bidesia and the Cultures of Exclusion 27 March (Thursday) SAA Auditorium

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University, Presents, R.V. Ramani, with his film, Hindustan Hamara - This Country is Ours In, A Director in the Chair Series, At 5.30pm, 28th February, 2014 @ The SAA Auditorium, Tea will be served from 4.30 pm onwards

 

» Locating Art Histories: Dialogues on Language,Writing, and Research in India, A Colloquium to mark the Launch of AAA’s Bibliography of Modern and Contemporary Art-Writing of India,Day 1: Friday 14 February 2014, 10am - 5.30pm, Day 2: Saturday 15 February 2014, 9.30am - 1.20pm At The School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium, JNU, New Delhi

 

» First Ila Dalmia Memorial Lecture by Heejin Kim, SAA, JNU At The SAA Auditorium On 28th January, 2014 At 5.30 pm Tea will be served at 5 pm

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University Invites you to a Talk by Prof. Sumita Chakravarty On "The Future of Migration? Media Epistemologies" At The SAA Auditorium On 24th January, 2014 At 5.30 pm Tea will be served at 5 pm

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University Invites you to a Talk by Prof. Richard Allen On "The Passion of Christ and the Melodramatic Imagination" At The SAA Auditorium On 23rd January, 2014 At 5.30 pm Tea will be served at 5 pm

 

 Public lectures/Screening and Events in Monsoon Semester 2013

 

» SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS , JNU EVENTS CALENDAR , 2013: MONSOON SEMESTER

 

» THE BODY IN INDIAN ART: Public Lecture,  At the School of Arts &Aesthetics; Jawaharlal Nehru University,  Delhi  At  5.30 pm on 29 November 2013.

 

» Public Lecture by Dr. Verena Widorn:Stella Kramrisch and the Viennese school of Art History (2).

 

» Mapping Gender: Bodies & Sexualities in Contemporary Art across the Global South, on 16 th November 2013, 5:00-7:00pm in the gallery at SAA 1, JNU New Campus, New Delhi.

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics is pleased to announce that the public lecture by Prof. Inaga Shigemi, Politics of Translation and Resistance to Globalization: Toward a Non-Hegemonic “Pirates” View of Art History,  In collaboration with Japan Foundation, New Delhi,  on Friday, October 18th, Time: 4pm, Venue: S.A.A Auditorium.

 

» The School of Arts and Aesthetics is pleased to announce that the lecture series by Prof Iftikhar Dadi, planned for earlier this year, will now take place in the first week of September. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

 

 

   Public lectures/Screening and Events in Winter Semester 2012

» Please find enclosed information about the Symposium “On Scale, Sites and Poetics of Transcultural Exhibitions” Friday, April 19 2013, 11.30 am - 5.30 pm   Auditorium, School of Arts & Aesthetics,  Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

» The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting In association with the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Presents A Centenary Festival: Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema, 12th- 14th  April,  2013 , Venue: SAA   Auditorium

 

 

   Public lectures/Screening and Events in Monsoon Semester 2012

» Rustom Bharucha in discussion with Maya Rao on EVENT/PERFORMANCE/VIOLENCE followed by her performance piece entitled 'The Walk' on Wednesday April 10th, at 5 p.m. in the SAA auditorium. All Are Invited

 

» NO WAY OUT/ TUMHARI MUKTI NAHIN Two solo performances by Soumyabrata Choudhury Brahmarakshas ka Shishya : a reading/performance based on Muktibodh's works (in Hindi) A Report to an Academy : based on Franz Kafka's short story (in English) 11th April (Thursday), 6: 30 p.m. onwards at SAA   Auditorium

 

» SAA Student Seminar, Rethinking History: A Dialogue across Disciplines ,April 4 & 5, 2013, Venue: School of Arts and Aesthetics, Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

» The ICRC 150 year of humanitarian action around the world, Photo Exhibition, 19th March to  2nd April 2013, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

» Gerhard Wolf public lecture on tuesday 26th March 2013 in the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University at 5:30 PM, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

» The Visual Studies stream of the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, is pleased to announce a course by Prof Gerhard Wolf, eminent art historian, as part of its Distinguished Visiting Professor programme supported by the Getty Foundation

 

» George Michell, Temple Architecture of the Early Chalukyas, 6th-8th Centuries: Stylistic Juxtapositions and Interminglings, Wednesday, 30th January 2013, at 5 pm, at the auditorium of the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU

 

 

Figuring the Curator

A workshop

18th and 19th September 2010

10 am to 5:30 pm

School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium 
Jawaharlal Nehru University   

From being a colourless functionary who labored anonymously behind the scenes at the museum, today the curator has become a key figure in the art scene, invested with power, glamour and a near-oracular authority. How did this transformation come about? What has the emergence of the new curator done to the way we see and think about art? What does the figure of the curator embody, and what is its relationship with other figures, such as collectors, critics, historians and impresarios, whose powers the curator seems to have absorbed, and in some measure, seems to have displaced? How shall we see the rise of the star-curator in relation to the increasing importance of exhibition-as-spectacle – requiring the collaboration with architects, exhibition designers, marketing and publicity departments, as well as new kinds of pedagogy and new definitions of the public?

In this workshop, held in conjunction with the distinguished art historian Thierry de Duve's visiting professorship at JNU, we invite a range of practitioners from India to reflect upon curatorial work – their own or their peers', their sense of their situation, and the meaning of 'curation' in their work in and out of India today. The workshop will commence with a keynote address by Prof Thierry de Duve that will consider issues of curatorial ethics.   

All are cordially invited to attend this event, whose programme is given below. Please do write to Eesha Phanse at swahijnu@gmail.com to register for this event. Registration is free of cost but will help us make adequate arrangements for those attending.   

PROGRAMME

Saturday, 18 September  

10:00-11:00 am Keynote address: Thierry de Duve: Art in the Face of Radical Evil 

11:00-11:20 am Tea   

11:20 – 1:00 pm: Session I Curating : Shifting Contexts   

In this panel, curators with experience in curating for institutions and audiences in sharply differentiated contexts, will reflect on the differences that come about in their approaches and strategies. Does one address Indian and foreign audiences differently? Similarly, does one approach museum and commercial gallery exhibitions in different ways?   

Speakers: Jyotindra Jain, Gayatri Sinha, Sunil Gupta  

Moderator: Parul Dave Mukherji   

1:00 -2:00:  Lunch

2:00 -3:30pm: Session II:  Private into Public  

While there are few government-supported, public museums of contemporary art in India, we are beginning to see significant initiatives by private art collectors whose collections are now entering the public domain.  We invite curators or directors involved with newly emergent museums to reflect on the challenges they face, and the roles they envisage for their presence in the world of curating in India.   

Speakers: Anupam Poddar, Zasha Colah, Roobina Karode   

Moderated by Gayatri Sinha   

3:30 - 4:00 pm Tea

4:00 -5:30 pm:  Session III : Not the Market, Not the Museum

In this session we invite curators, artists and organizers of artists groups, to reflect on their practice in the interstitial space that is not the market and not the museum. Working in the not-for-profit sector, or among voluntary artists' groups, what informs their practice, and how do they differentiate it from curatorial work in other domains?

Speakers: Sharmila Samant, Shaina Anand (via video), Pooja Sood

Moderated by Kavita Singh    

Sunday, 19 September 2010  

10:00-11:30 am:  Session IV : Can the Market be the Museum?

It is increasingly being acknowledged that the institutions of the market – particularly the commercial art galleries – are beginning to play a public-service role in India. Due to the paucity of public institutions, the market supports unsaleable work, sponsors experimental exhibitions and works towards producing knowledge. Does this mean the market can be the museum, or are we still missing something?

Speakers: Girish Shahane, Vidya Shivadas, Maithili Parekh

Moderated by Abhay Sardesai   

11:30 am to 12 noon: Tea  

12 noon - 1:00 pm Session V:  The Exhibition and the Book

We invite young curators who have only experienced working in the medium of exhibitions, to present their curatorial work, and to reimagine what they would have done, were they not curating an exhibition, but were writing a book. What would remain, and what would change, in the shift of medium?

Speakers: Latika Gupta, Gitanjali Dang

Moderated by Geeta Kapur   

1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch  

2-3:30 pm:  Session VI : This Thing Called Heritage

How does one deal with 'heritage' in the post-modern age? We know all too well that every history is a form of fiction, and every idea of heritage is constructed. How then are we able to work with the idea of heritage in an ethical way? And how do we remain alert to the pushes and pulls of politics that may use our work for its own very different ends? We invite curators with experience of working in historic heritage fields, to share their understanding with us.

Speakers: Deborah Thiagarajan, Tasneem Mehta, Annapurna Garimella

Moderated by Naman Ahuja

3:30-4:00 pm: Tea   

4:00-5:30  Session VII:  Researching, Writing, Curating

In India, has the curator arisen from the ashes of art historian and critic? This closing panel discusses the relationship of curating with art history and art criticism, discussing research and discourse sustained over a length of time (in the academy and the public sphere) on the one hand, and concepts presented to the public in conjunction with a time-bound exhibitory event on the other.    

Speakers: Geeta Kapur and Abhay Sardesai   

Moderated by Kavita Singh 

Public lectures/Screening and Events in Winter Semester 2010

15th January, 2010: Susan Hapgood Public Lecture - 4:30pm -Curatorial Practices: Then and Now
16th January, 2010: Questions & Dialogue – A Radical Manifesto -   seminar around the practice of K P Krishnakumar and The Kerala Radical Group organized by the Office of Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, CoLab Art & Architecture, Bangalore and  School of Art & Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi -2010, 10.30 am to 6 pm, SAA Library.

28th January, 2010: Talk by Kishwar Desai on Devika Rani and Himanshu Rai: The Rise and Fall of Bombay Talkies at 5 pm, SAA Auditorium

29th -30th January, 2010:  Workshop on Radha: Her transformation from a Gopi to a Goddess, 10 am -5 pm, SAA Auditorium

31st January, 2010: The   Waterhouse Exhibition ends, SAA Art Gallery, Old Building.

1st & 2nd February, 2010: Workshop conducted by Getty Distinguished Visiting Prof. Natalie Kampen of Columbia University on Current Work on Sexuality in Visual Culture, Class room 102, Old Building.

4th February, 2010: Public Lecture by Getty Distinguished Visiting Prof. Prof. Natalie Kampen –Once There was a Little Boy: Hero Portraits in Ancient Greece and Rome,   4 pm, SAA Auditorium

11th February, 2010: Public talk by Bhaskar Sarkar, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara. Title of Talk -Partition, Cinema, Mourning, 5 p.m, SAA Auditorium

18th February, 2010: Talk by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director, Documenta 13 in collaboration with the Biennale Society/TBS Dialogues at 6 pm, SAA Auditorium

24th February, 2010: Lecture by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society. Bangalore, on Art History’s Elusive Subject, 5 pm. Class room, 101, Old Building.

25th February, 2010: Public  Talk by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society. Title of Talk - Territorial Realism: Film Spectatorship, Rights and a Very Bombay History, 5 pm, SAA Auditorium 

26-28th February, 2010: A film festival on the horror genre, organized by the SAA students, SAA Auditorium 

8th March, 2010:  Nationalism and Theatre in the 19th Century in India a lecture by Prof. Partha Chatterjee, former director CSSSS, Kolkata, SSS II committee room , 4-6PM

26th  March, 2010: Lecture by Prof Edward S Cooke, Jr, Professor, Department of Art History,  Yale University,  on Rural Industry, Village Craft: The Politics of Modern Globalized Craft, Friday, 2010, 4 pm, SAA Auditorium

1st March, 2010: Between Kismet and Karma a lecture by Lin Holland, Head of Sculpture at Liverpool Hope University, UK, 5pm SAA Classroom, Old Building, 5 pm

31st March-2nd April, 2010:  Conference on Multiple Modernities and Tensions with Modernism in collaboration with Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and Cultural Policy Studies, Warwick University, U.K,SAA 10am-4pm 

 

 

Public lectures/Screening and Events in Monsoon Semester 2009

21 August 2009 3.30 pm Katherine Butler Brown

The Courtesan Tale: female performers, reality and rhetoric in Mughal historical chronicles; followed by a screening at 4.30pm Saba Dewan The Other song, (the director will be present to discuss her film).

28 August 2009   5 pm Rahaab Allana Transition from the Canvas to the Camera

 

4 September 2009 4 pm Prof. Edgar Heap of Birds  Indigenous Voices Challenge the USA: Political Activism Through Native American Public Art.       

11 September 2009:3.30 pm Akshaya Tankha Collecting Communities. Followed at 5 pm: Firaaq screening with a discussion with Nandita Das

18 September 2009 4 pm Prof. Sue Ellen Case Digital Divas: Gender in the Virtual Age. 

25 September 2009:5 pm Prof. Jyotindra Jain The Conquest of the World as Picture.

 

9 October 2009 5 pm Rahaab Allana: Entering the Studio           

16 October 2009 4.30 pm Remembering the Maestros: Shanno Khurana Hindustani vocal of the Rampur Gharana followed by Navtej Johar Indian Dance, from Classical to evolving contemporary.     

23 October 2009 4 pm Tapati Guha Thakurta Fault Lines in a National Edifice: On the Rights & Offences of Contemporary Indian Art   

30 October 2009 4 pm Prof. S. Settar An Artisan Dependent State: Ashokan India

 

6 November 2009 3.30 pm   Film Screening: director in the Chair series

13 November 2009 5 pm Prof. M. Madhava Prasad Seeing through language: Considerations on language use in Indian cinema.         

20 November 2009 4 pm Akshaya Tankha: Events captured by the Camera      

27 November 2009  5 pm Prof. John Clark The Elephant & the Ant: Chinese & Thai Art in the 1980’s & 90’s

 

11 December 2009 5 pm Donald Stadtner: The Mrichhakatika’s visual record: a Kushan prototype for Sudraka’s Gupta-period play

SAA & JNU acknowledge the support of its collaborators:  SPEAR (sponsored by The Tata Social Welfare Trust), the Getty Foundation, the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts and Simon Fraser University to host these events

 

School of Arts and Aesthetics, 
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

cordially invites to the opening of 
  
Relocating Masculinities 
  
An exhibition of photographs, videos and video installation

              
Artists: Atul Bhalla, B.V Suresh, Kriti Arora, Rameshwar Broota, Sheba Chhachhi, Sunil Gupta 
  
  On Tuesday , 4th December, 2007 at 6 pm 
  
  at Gallery School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
  
 The exhibition will be on from11am to 7 pm till the 14th of December 2007 
 Curated by 
 Mohd Ahmed Sabhi, Rahul Dev, Srinayani Reddy and T Sanathanan (M.A and M.Phil students of the School of Arts and Aesthetics) 
  
 The exhibition is in collaboration with Aakar and is supported by UNDP, UNFPA & UNIFEM (Partners for prevention: Working with boys and men to prevent gender based violence )

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MENSPOTTING 
A Festival of Documentaries on Masculinities 

Documentaries are often described as reality films. But reality as we know is slippery, forever near and forever far. And probably nothing proves this more than the troubled area of representation of men and masculinities in documentaries. Why is it that we look at men in documentaries but we don't really see them as 'men'? Or let's put it in another way, why is it easy to understand what we mean when we say 'films on women' and get quizzical looks if we were to say 'films on men'.

This festival of documentaries attempts to intervene in this space of presence and absence to induce a gaze that unravels the many realities of men and masculinities through filmic journeys inside homes, work sites, youthful yearnings, race, sexuality and labour. The films take us inside the world of boys and men to reveal the complexity and contradictions within the world of masculinities. They invite us to look at masculinities as an intricate system of distribution of privileges and the insecurities and instability of a world that is constantly on the verge of being undone.

These screenings are being organised as part of a series of events to generate a discussion on masculinities and build partnerships with boys and men to prevent gender based violence. 
Rahul Roy / Juhi Jain / Uma Tanuku
Aakar

www.southasianmasculinities.org 

SCREENINGS AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS & AESTHETICS, JNU: 

3rd December, 2007 (Monday)

BEYOND THE BORDER – 3.00 pmDir: Ari Palos 
Beyond the Border follows the immigrant experience with 17 year old Marcelo Ayala, who leaves his family on a risky journey to the United States. His decision to leave Mexico becomes clearer with the insights of his brothers, who before him, have each made the same journey. Horacio Ayala, has been in the US for a couple of years. He yearns to return to Mexico. Juan, the anchor of the brothers, has managed to realize his dream of a family and stable job in the United States, all the while missing the joy of being with his family in Mexico. Gonzalo, the oldest, has seen his life unravel, with broken marriages, jail time and a constant battle with alcoholism.

71 min / 2007 / USA-Mexico / ari@dosvatos.com

OUR BOYS (AMADER CHELERA) – 4.30 pm

Dir: Manzare Hassin Murad

Winds of change are sweeping through Bangladesh... The West is irresistible and the East refuses to disappear. In these confusing times, boys from a pop group and a young artist—all from the newly emerging upper and middle class families of Dhaka - open their lives to the director. Duties and obligations, women and desire, confusion and contradictions... The boys can feel the wind but do they really know which way it blows? 

42 min / 1999 / Bangladesh / ruchira@bangla.net  
4th December, 2007 (Tuesday) 
SIMPLE PAST (PRETERITO PERFEITO) – 3.00 pm
Dir: Gustavo Pizzi

Simple Past follows ex-customers and employees of one of the most famous brothel in Brazil called Casa Rosa as they come back to the house where it once stood in all its glory. Revisiting the old bedrooms we get to know stories of men and women of different ages, their experiences inside that house, like Ivanilda, a 65 years old prostitute who worked in the brothel when she was 15. Nowadays, while it's been remodeled and renewed, the old estate is a "cultural center" where parties and music shows gather a crowd of young people every weekend. A film about memory, morals and negotiation.

71 min / 2007 / Brazil / gustavo@cavideo.com.br 

MAJMA ( PERFORMANCE) - 5.00 pm
Dir: Rahul Roy
Aslam sells medicines for sexual problems on the pavements of Meena Bazaar near Jama Masjid in Delhi… Khalifa Barkat presides over an akhara in the adjacent park and puts a group of young men through the moral and physical grind of wrestling. Through the park and the market pass hundreds of men every day… Majma explores the instability and insecurity of working class lives and its impact on male sexuality and gender relations.

54 min / 2000 / India / rahulroy63@gmail.com

5th December, 2007 (Wednesday)

I AM A MAN - 3.00 pm
Dir: Byron Hurt
Is there such a thing as black masculinity in America? What are some of the ways in which black masculinity differs from white masculinity? How have racism, sexism, homophobia and the threat of violence helped shape black masculine identity in American culture? How do gay black men define masculinity?

Byron Hurt powerfully examines in this award-winning documentary the thoughts and feelings of African-American men and women from across USA. The film links everyday black men from various socioeconomic backgrounds with some of Black America's most progressive academics, social critics and authors to provide an engaging, candid dialogue on black masculine identity in American culture.

60 min / 1998 / USA / info@bhurt.com

MY FRIEND SU – 4.30 pm
Dir: Neeraj Bhasin 
Traditional Indian and contemporary trance music set the mood for a night with Su, the filmmaker's friend from art school. Though he is outwardly male, Su actually feels like a woman. The film revolves around Su's halting monologues about his feelings towards society, his upbringing and family, his crisis of identity, and his art. The images shot on digital video are fluid, sensual, and for some reason their vibrant colors seem to run… beautifully. Su's voice and his singing are addictive.

55 min / 2001 / India / neerajbh@vsnl.net 
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To mark the end of the centenary celebration ofRamkinkar Baij, the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU organized

a symposium on
Ramkinkar in focus
Contextualizing the Indian Modernist

Devi Prasad met Ramkinkar as a student at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan between 1938 – 1944. Later, while he was Visiting Professor 
at Visva Bharati in 1978, Devi Prasad made a critically acclaimed photographic study of his guru Ramkinkar’s sculptures. Over a

period, Devi also collected original drawings and paintings by him. To mark the centenary year of Ramkinkar’s birth, the School of

Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was proud to host an exhibition selected from this remarkable collection.

Monday, 29.10.2007

At the School’s auditorium

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An Illustrated Public Lecture 
By
Prof R N Mishra
Prof. R.N. MISHRA is an eminent art historian and Indologist. He is at present a Visiting Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics. He headed the School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Some of his areas of research are iconography, particularly of the Yakṣa cult and the role of Śilpi or craftsman in Pre-modern Indian art. His scholarship also extends to Indian aesthetics and its relationship with epistemology, philosophy and linguistics. 

19th October 5-6.30 pm. 
Militant Ascetics and Art in Sacred Space: Evidence from Central India

Venue: SAA Auditorium

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Illustrated lecture by 

Christopher Pinney 
(Professor of Visual Culture Studies at UCL, London) 
on 
"From the Fruits of Sin to Civil Society:The Changing Moral Idioms of Karni-bharni"

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on 14th September

Pradakshina Guru Shishya Parampara Redefined 
a lecture – demonstration 
by 
Dr. Sonal Mansingh 
With Her Students 

On the 30th Anniversary of Her Institute 
“Centre for Indian Classical Dances”

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SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND THE IDEA(L) OF TOMORROW 
HUMANITY, THE UNFINISHED PROJECT: SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND THE IDEA(L) OF TOMORROW 

A public talk by 

Nitin Govil 
University of California, San Diego 

Screening of Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) followed by discussion