The exhibition is about Germany as a 'space of art', and how the country’s open federal policies have greatly influenced the shaping and evolving of such a space through international artists residing and working in Germany. The exhibition is the first of its kind, put together in the transnational form, based on foreign cultural policies of the European Union.
Jadavpur University Photo Fest
It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the city to understand photography in the context of contemporary visual art practices, actuate discourse and inspire fresh experiments through open-air exhibitions, panel discussions, curated projections, workshops and much more.
DocedgeKolkata, Asian Forum for Documentary is an international event attended by some of the most noted documentary makers from across the globe along with foundations and broadcasters to explore co-production opportunities. Focus lies on creative independent filmmakers passionate to produce intriguing stories from real life.
Digital Concert Hall
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camilla Tilling
Gruß-Moment 2 commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation Première (00:11:01)
Violin Concerto (00:38:55)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin
Symphony No. 4 in G major (01:06:32)
Camilla Tilling Soprano
Across the Burning Track
A film by Moinak Biswas
(HD, 25 mins, with English subtitles)
The film, originally involving two screens and four channels of sound, works through Ritwik Ghatak’s autobiographical final film Jukti, Takko ar Gappo (‘Arguments and Stories’, 1974). It was commissioned for the 11th Shanghai Biennale, 2016.
In one stream, a reconstruction of the film is presented, which tells the story of an intellectual (Nilakantha/Ghatak) caught in the turmoil of the 1970s, marked by the Bangladesh Liberation War and the Naxalbari movement.
Nilakantha is a wandering figure killed by a stray bullet at the end of the film.
The other stream involves the writer Manik Bandyopadhyay, and the playwright Bijan Bhattacharya who acts in the film. Manik and Bijan were representative figures of the radical culture of the 1940s.
Friday Films @Max Mueller Bhavan
Director: Jakob Lass, colour, 89 min., 2013
A luxury hotel. Steaks are sizzling. Clemens joins the spa as a rookie. Lara needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two together. Hanging out until they start to rub. Rubbing to ignite. Igniting to burn.
Three Strings and a Hammer
Be a voyeur! Witness a classic family feud unfold - Brahms caught between the essentially percussive piano on the one hand, and the sustained, singing voices of the violin, viola and cello on the other. How does it pan out?
“Three Strings and a Hammer” is presented by Kolkata Classics with pianist Jennifer Heemstra, violinist Wendy Case, violist Kirsten Docter and cellist Amir Eldan.