Sights and Sounds

2024-07-15 16:35:28

Arnika Ahldag, Vaishnavi Kambadur, Riya Kumar

Sights and Sounds


February 3, 2022    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sights and Sounds brings together sonic interpretations of six artworks in MAP’s collection created by Mumbai based company, BrandMusiq. Each artwork evokes a mix of emotions like fear, joy and melancholy, inviting you to perceive works of art sonically in order to empower an aesthetic experience through the act of listening.

The subtle integration of MAP’s MOGO®️, or musical logo, threads through each composition. As you navigate through this experience, we would like you to think about how you spend time with an artwork? What an artwork might sound like and whether our interpretation of a visual artwork changes with sound. Can sound reveal a new way of perceiving?

Join Arnika Ahldag, Vaishnavi Kambadur and Riya Kumar (from the Curatorial Team at MAP) for an exclusive walk-through of this exhibition for individuals with vision impairment!

Please fill the registration form here and you will receive the Zoom link ahead of the event.

Arnika Ahldag

Associate Curator - Exhibitions, MAP Bengaluru

Arnika Ahldag is the associate curator at MAP. As an art historian, she investigates the representation of labour in Indian contemporary art. Her curatorial projects include the public programme for IAF 2020 and Mapping Gender: Bodies and Sexualities in the Global South at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. As an artist she works in video and performance and her recent projects were shown at the Bhubaneswar Art Trail, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Modern Art and Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. She co-founded the Feminist Syllabus, which is part of the workshop series Pact of Silence, How to break it, a programme for intersectional feminist discourses in the arts. Over the past years she lectured at the National School of Drama and OP Jindal Global University in New Delhi. She is a PhD candidate at JNU and holds an MA from University College in London, UK and Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.

Vaishnavi Kambadur

Assistant Curator - Exhibitions, MAP Bengaluru

Vaishnavi Kambadur is an assistant curator at the Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru. Her research investigates the practice of making cloth and addresses its challenges in the context of labour, culture and fashion theory. She has over 8 years of experience from working with research archives, retail web stores, garment factories to designing textiles. Her most recent virtual exhibition on hair practices in India was published in VMIS (Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds). 

Previously, Kambadur held internships at Christie’s and Textile Arts Center, New York, and assisted in teaching courses like history of fashion and fashioning micro-utopias. She holds a MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Knitwear Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. 

Riya Kumar

Curatorial Assistant - Exhibitions, MAP Bengaluru

Riya Kumar works as a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru where she manages Museums Without Borders, a collaborative digital project with various institutions around the world. Prior to that, Riya worked as a Junior Archivist at MAP. Her interests lie in modern & contemporary art, particularly how artists integrate and reinvent historical traditions in their practices. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College in California.

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