Indu Antony, Aryakrishnan Ramakrishnan, Sandeep Viswanath, Shilpa Vijayakrishnan
Directory of the Outsiders (First Edition), Indu Antony, 2023, Cotton, paper and print
Mourning can connote different things to different people. From a deeply individual way of processing grief, to a set of communal practices and customs, that differ by region, or by religion. But what of those that facilitate these spaces of mourning; whose labour enables our rituals of mourning? And those that fall outside of conventional frames — how do we remember lives that are erased in ways both literal, and metaphorical?
Join us for a panel discussion at MAP as we look at the practice of mourning and the various associations tied to it; from practices shaped by community identities and propped by unseen labour, to the individual processing of grief, memories and loss.
The panel, consisting of artists Aryakrishnan R and Indu Antony, researcher Sandeep Viswanath and moderated by Shilpa Vijayakrishnan, Head of Education & Outreach at MAP, will unpack the idea of mourning through personal, communal and socio-political lenses. In bringing together artist practitioners and academic research, it seeks to highlight different perspectives and socio-cultural realities that underlie how we mourn, grieve and remember.
This panel has been conceptualised as part of a collaboration with Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore and has been curated under Living Cultures, MAP’s public programming theme for the quarter. Through this theme, we explore the practices and evolution of cultures: Shaping identity, representing beliefs, but also reimagined and revived by new encounters and changing contexts.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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