Museum of Rhythm – Short Film / Interview

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INexactly THIS – Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents 2012

Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents is a multi-disciplinary arts festival, which—ever since its inception in 1997—has been the largest non-commercial exhibition of Visual Arts in the Netherlands. The festival is a platform for independent art institutions, art schools and artist-led initiatives to present themselves through live arts, exhibitions, film screenings, archival presentations, lectures and workshops. On average … Continue reading

In Conversation with Grant Watson

Natasha Ginwala: Let us begin by discussing your most recent exhibition: Social Fabric at Iniva, (London). How did this interest in textile history arise? Is it more than coincidence that the location of Iniva in East London was an epicenter of garment factories, textile markets and weavers’ riots in the 18th century?  Grant Watson: The concern … Continue reading

on Afterall Online/ Geeta Kapur: On the Curatorial in India (Part 1) / Natasha Ginwala

On Afterall Online: Geeta Kapur is India’s foremost art critic, historian and curator; throughout the latter decades of the twentieth century, she has both shaped and documented the emergence of a contemporary art scene in the subcontinent. Her essays on art, film, cultural theory in the context of Third World perspectives and avant garde artistic … Continue reading

Just launched: TAKE on Art Magazine — Issue #5 ‘CURATION’ co-edited by Vidya Shivadas & Natasha Ginwala

A recent panel discussion called The Trouble with Curating at ICA (London) (i) began with the chair (Andrew Renton) stating: ‘If you type curating in your Google search you will see that there is a bit too much curating going on in the world and there are a lot of things that are done in … Continue reading

Notes on the Reader (Dialogues on Curating: Part 2)

  Since we organized Work in Progress: Dialogues on Curation (Part 1) about six months ago, activities in the curatorial sphere have steadily grown―thereby, positioning the contemporary curator as an integral thinker-producer in the cultural field. This reader offers itself as a moment of ‘pause’―not in the sense of a coffee break but as a … Continue reading

Interview with Geeta Kapur for Art and Deal Magazine

Interview with Geeta Kapur for Art & Deal Magazine (Issue 32)  – A revised version will be published on Afterall Online shortly (Excerpt) Natasha Ginwala: What are the possible reasons for a lack of institutional as well as extra-institutional discourse on curatorial practice in India thus far? Geeta Kapur: Any discourse on curatorship would be … Continue reading

Work in Progress: Dialogues on Curation (Part 1) in collaboration with Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA)

Work in Progress is envisioned as a platform whereupon artists, critics, curators and cultural theorists gather to discuss contemporary trajectories of curatorial practice in the South Asian context, including the changing role of the curator and innovative shifts in exhibition making as well as Arts programming. From performing as a ‘caretaker’ of museum collections – … Continue reading