6 - 7 PM, Jul 14 (2022) (Asia/Calcutta)

Past and Future Maps

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) and Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH)
invite you to
Past and Future Maps
An informal conversation between
Madhuja Mukherjee
Tapati Guha Thakurta, Mallika Das Sutar, Pradip Das, Saheli Das
and Debalina Majumder
(This event will be conducted in Bangla and English)

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 06:00 PM IST | Zoom and Facebook Live

Past and Future Maps are imaginary ‘maps’, our engagements with a city, which evolve continuously as we excavate the unseen cityscape, and envisage roadmaps of the future. This session looks at diverse and intersecting maps, bearing the marks of different time periods, and the invisible footprints of people urging us to reimagine newer histories of the Centre, South, West, and East of Kolkata, about forgotten and fading places, lived neighbourhoods, personal and collective (re)mapping.

Join us for an evening of ‘adda’ between Madhuja Mukherjee, Tapati Guha Thakurta, Mallika Das Sutar, Pradip Das, Saheli Das and Debalina Majumder, as part of Madhuja's project Route no. 033.
Route no. 033 is an ongoing creative project with photographs, images, videos, sounds, voices and noise, which will culminate in an installation. The installation will be preceded by a series of ‘addas’, of which Past and Future Maps is the second.

This session is open and can be accessed on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3AqcYQs, passcode: 579142

The discussion will also be streamed live on Victoria Memorial Hall’s Facebook page.

About the Speakers:

Tapati Guha Thakurta is former Director and honorary Professor at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Some of her critical publications include The Making of a New 'Indian' Art (1992), Monuments, Objects, Histories (2004), and In the Name of the Goddess (2015).

Mallika Das Sutar studied Visual Arts at Rabindra Bharati University and has exhibited her works at galleries in Kolkata and Mumbai. She is a member of Chander Haat, a community-based art organisation in Kolkata.

Pradip Das studied Visual Arts at Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and Rabindra Bharati University and has exhibited his works at different galleries in India and abroad. He is also a member of Chander Haat.

Saheli Das is an independent photographer, and has been making images of Kolkata since 2015. In the last couple of years Saheli has been walking Kolkata to generate intimate histories of the multi-layered place.

Debalina Majumder is an independent filmmaker and cinematographer, and has made feature-length documentary films, short films, travelogues, and music videos, some of which are: Ebang Bewarish (2013), Tin Sottyi (2018) and Gay India Matrimony (2019).

Madhuja Mukherjee is Professor of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She extends her research into art-practice and filmmaking.

Madhuja Mukherjee is Project Coordinator of the Foundation Project, implemented by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) under their Archives and Museums programme, in collaboration with Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) Kolkata. This has been made possible with part-support from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi.

Warm regards,
The IFA Team

Supported by
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) and Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH)