January to June 2008


The Magic of Making
Recent works – K. G. Subramanyan
28 April – 4 May 2008 Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
17 – 28 March 2008 Lalit Kala Akademi Delhi
20 February – 8 March 2008 Gallery Sumukha Bangalore
24 January – 5 February 2008 Gallery Sumukha Chennai

Exhibition of black-white photographs by Christopher Taylor
presented at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road which is an old residence quite like some of the old buildings that Christopher Taylor has been photographing in Calcutta and Bombay. This is an old house where we have been since presenting interesting photography, sculpture, music events. This is also in keeping with Seagull’s own tradition or practice of locating interesting spaces and turning them into places where the public can enjoy the arts.
The space was inaugurated with a Sarod recital by Buddhadeb Dasgupta on the 26th evening along with the Christopher Taylor photographs.

P. K. Ghosh Memorial Lecture: ‘Partition, Proust and Palestine’ by Jacqueline Rose, Prof. of English, Queen Mary University, UK. Kala Mandir Basement Theatre, 6.30 pm. A Seagull event.

The Last Resistance’: Jacqueline Rose (Prof. of English, Queen Mary University, UK) in conversation with Supriya Chaudhuri (Prof. of English, Jadavpur University) and Aveek Sen (The Telegraph).

February 15 – 23, 2008
mohandas n.n. /new work
an exhibition of paintings

February 24 – March 3, 2008
The Boxing Ladies
black and white photographs by David Trattles

March 1 – 10, 2008
Poster Women
an exhibition of posters from the women’s movement in India
The exhibition was inaugurated by Vidya Munshi, Guest of Honour and Maitreyee Chatterjee will be our Special Guest
Films on the women’s movement will be available for screening on request during the exhibition

March 15, 2008
Bells of Change
Sawaaal-Jawaab with Pallabi Chakravorty
A conversation with visual anthropolgist and Kathak exponent Pallabi Chakravorty about the story of Kathak.
The Sawaal Jawaab will begin with a live performance and video excerpts from Pallabi Chakravorty’s own choreographic works to meld embodied aesthetics and social theory.
Bells of Change: Kathak dance, Women and Modernity in India
By Pallabi Chakravorty will be released on the occasion.

March 20, 2008
Home Again :
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation with Rosalind Morris

Gayatri Spivak(University Professor and Director, Centre for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University) and Rosalind Morris ( Professor of Anthropology, University of Columbia) friends and intellectual allies in New York, their shared home, ask each other what is it to live in so many worlds, in a place which is home to one and abroad to the other.

April 11 – 25, 2008
an exhibition of works by
Somnath Hore
Until the Rain: Fragments from an artist’s life
was released by Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi on this occasion

6 – 19 June 2008
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata and Seagull Foundation for the Arts
Photographic works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Simone Nieweg, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, Thomas Strutz, Petra Wunderlich
Part of the exhibition series, ‘Photography in Germany from 1850 to the Present’, conceived and organized by curator Wulf Herzogenrath and ifa. It is a history of German photography in independent sections documenting important aspects of the development of this technical and artistic medium.
The various subject exhibitions document different photographic approaches and stylized artistic stances.

June 27 – July 2
Under Development Singur
Friday 27 June, 4:30 pm
Panel discussion and open forum
On the Representation of Displacement and Development.
Professor Samik Bandyopadhyay (Senior Film Critic and Scholar)
Dr. Kavita Panjabi (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University)
Dr. Rajarshi Dasgupta (Fellow in Political Science, CSSSC)
Dr. Paromita Chakravarti (Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Jadavpur University)
Photo Exhibition
Friday 27 June – Wednesday 2 July 2008
Film Festival
Saturday 28 June, 2008
11:00 am
Bombay Our City – Anand Patwardhan
(India: 1985, 82 min)
2: 00 pm
Mahua Memoirs – Vinod Raja
(India: 2007, 80 min)
4:30 pm
Czech Dream – Vit Klusak and Felip Remunda (Czechoslovakia: 2004, 90 mins)
6: 00 pm
An Aura of Development – Shubhasree Bhattacharyya and Sumantra Roy
(India: 2008, 65 mins)
7: 00 pm
Unnayan – Banduker Nole – Pramod Gupta (India: 2007, 44 mins)
Sunday 29 July
11: 00 am
A Narmada Diary – Anand Patwardhan
(India: 1996, 60 min)
2:00 pm
Still Life – Zhang ke Jia
(Hong Kong: 2006, 111 min)
4: 30 pm
Mahua Memoirs – Vinod Raja
(India: 2007, 80 min)
6:00 pm
Teardrops of Karnaphuli – Tanvir Mokammel (Bangladesh: 2006, 60 mins)



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