Thursday, May 23, 2013

'100 X 100 = 900' - A Video Art Project by Magmart, Italy to celebrate 50 years of Video Art

In the quest of freedom and democracy during the earlier part of 20th century, India witnessed a transitional phase in the socio-political scenario. When the world was embracing new scientific and technological developments, India was waking up for a new wave of change. It was the time when Gandhi was detained and the agitation took many ups and downs; ‘Swaraj Party’ gathered steam by a group of people who sought a more aggressive approach. The voices were many, opinions varied, paths differed; yet the sense of determination and a specific destination kept everyone in a single thread.

WOODCUT Workshop, NGMA, Bengaluru

NGMA, Bengaluru hosted the show 'BETWEEN THE LINES: Identity, Place and Power'-  selections from the Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish from 28 April - 28 May, 2008. It was a remarkable show considering the volume of works ranging from early 20th century till date and also being a print show of this kind happening first time in the history of NGMA and Bangalore as well. The month long show received tremendous response which included a number of outreach programmes. The workshop on basic Woodcut Printmaking Technique was conducted by Urmila and myself on 19 May, 2013 at the premises which turned out to be a great success with more than 30 art enthusiasts participating in it. Following are the few images from the workshop: