Being and Becoming: Publication Launch of Outside In

2024-07-18 02:16:17

Valentina Abenavoli, Philippe Calia, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Kuzhali Jaganathan

Being and Becoming: Publication Launch of Outside In


March 23, 2024    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed

Photo by Jaisingh Nageswaran

Join us for the launch of MAP’s latest publication with an insightful discussion between publication designer Valentina Abenavoli and photographers Philippe Calia and Jaisingh Nageswaran, moderated by Kuzhali Jaganathan from the MAP team.

The panel will delve into the ideations, methods, and collaborative efforts behind conceptualising the publication accompanying the exhibition Outside In: Meera Mukherjee and Jaidev Baghel. It also aims to provide a deeper understanding of the creative processes and the diverse perspectives that inform it.

This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the process of designing and conceptualising publications. Bringing together interdisciplinary approaches, the panellists will not only speak about the conceptualisation of this publication through an exchange of ideas, but also explore the significance of materiality and narrative structure in shaping it.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Valentina Abenavoli

Publication Designer

Valentina Abenavoli is the co-founder of Akina Books, an imprint of eclectic photo books. Since 2012, she has worked independently as an editor and designer for several books, including ‘The Public Life of Women’ by, Nepal, which was awarded Catalog of the Year at the 2023 Aperture Photobook Awards.

Philippe Calia


Philippe Calia (b.1985, Paris) is an artist, photographer and filmmaker. His work has received several awards and has been exhibited in various institutions, galleries and festivals across Europe and Asia including the Rencontres d’Arles (France, 2023) ; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (Germany,2023) ; SIPF (Singapore, 2022) ; UP Gallery (Taïwan, 2021). In India, he is represented by TARQ gallery (Mumbai). In parallel to his practice, Calia runs a creative studio specialised in the documentation of art and cultural projects. He currently lives and works in Bangalore.

Jaisingh Nageswaran


Jaisingh Nageswaran is a self taught Photographer, Film Maker and Curator from South India. His work focuses on the Dalit resistance and resilience through documenting his own childhood memories and tracing his family histories across four generations.His project “I Feel Like a Fish” was exhibited at the 13th African Biennale of Photography in 2023. The same year, he won the Grand Prix KG+ select in the Kyotography Festival (Japan), participated in the Khoj Curatorial Intensive South Asia Fellowship (India), and received the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Photography award (France).


Kuzhali Jaganathan

MAP Team (Moderator)

Kuzhali Jaganathan is the Co-curator of Outside In and part of MAP’s Exhibitions Team.

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