Film Screenings

The Language of Art

The Language of Art


December 3, 2023    
4:30 pm


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Mazumdar Shaw Auditorium
Mazumdar Shaw Auditorium, First Floor, MAP, Bengaluru
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Krishna eating the Fire, Manjit Bawa, c.1980, India, Oil on canvas, Image: H. 180.5 cm, W. 246.5 cm, MAC.00480.

What are the ways in which artworks are informed by an artist’s life and experiences? And what informs our own understanding of art? ARTiculate, directed by filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, is a series of short films that takes a close look at select artworks and artists in the museum’s collections. Produced with meticulous research and inputs from experts, visual analysis and art historical contexts seamlessly merge together in these films that seek to engage the viewer into looking deeper into the sometimes curious and often spectacular ways in which art works.

Join us for the set of screenings featuring the works of Jamini Roy, Tyeb Mehta, and Manjit Bawa, followed by a discussion between the filmmaker, Sumantra Ghosal and Cultural Practitioner and the former Executive Director of India Foundation for the Arts, Arundhati Ghosh, delving into the conceptualisation of the series, the processes involved and more. 


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Sumantra Ghosal

Sumantra Ghosal spent the better part of his life making advertising films for his companies Cinematix and Equinox. Now, he makes documentaries. Noteworthy among his several films on the arts are the two feature-length films: ‘The Speaking Hand’ (on the tabla maestro Zakir Hussain) and ‘The Unseen Sequence’ (on the Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai). In 2017, Sumantra completed ‘The Space Between The Notes’, a documentary on a concert by Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar. He also served as creative collaborator with Malavika Sarukkai and wrote the poems for the full-length dance project ‘Thari – The Loom’. His most recent work is ‘Kaifinama’, a full-length documentary film to commemorate the birth centenary of the Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.

Arundhati Ghosh

Arundhati Ghosh is a cultural practitioner based in Bangalore with three decades of experience at the India Foundation for the Arts which she led as its Executive Director till May 2023. Her awards include the Global Fundraiser Award from Resource Alliance, Chevening Clore Leadership Award (2015-2016), Chevening Gurukul Scholarship at the London School of Economics (2005-2006), and Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship.

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