India Foundation for the Arts in association with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Ananya Drishya invite you to a screening of
A Gathering at the Carnival Shop A short film inspired by the work of artist K Ramanujam by Mochu (35 minutes)
Tuesday | September 01, 2015 | 06:00 PM | NGMA (Bangalore) 49 Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore - 560052
Early morning,1973, close to the sea; the artist Ramanujam disappears into his drawing, after turning into a black dog. Many speculations follow, on images, immortality and dreams.
Ramanujam lived and worked at the Cholamandal Artists' Village in Chennai, situated along the south-eastern coast of India. The Village sought to bring together community living and contemporary art for the first time in the country. The realisation of a radical dream, it was set up in 1966 by a group of young artists from The Madras College of Art, under the guidance of their facilitator, K C S Panicker. The work produced by the artists significantly contributed to The Madras Movement of Art.
The film will be introduced by the artist S G Vasudev, who will share his experiences of Cholamandal Artists' Village and introduce the artistic context of K Ramanujam.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Mochu is a filmmaker and artist, trained in film and video from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
Mochu received a grant for this project from IFA under its Arts Research and Documentation Programme.