Culturebagh X G5A | THE WORLD OF RITEN MOZUMDAR: DESIGNER, ARTIST, MAVERICK
The Culturebagh x G5A is a collaboration that brings exciting programming, presented in the form of lectures, panel discussions, and masterclasses. Our aim is to demystify, broaden, and deepen understanding around the visual arts ecosystem.
We begin the series with a session on Riten Mozumdar, starting with a workshop on block printmaking by Mala and Pradeep Sinha, Founders of BODHI, Vadodara. This is followed by a symposium on Riten Mozumdar’s life and times, with presentations by Nancy Adajania, Mayank Mansingh Kaul, and Ushmita Sahu.
Culturebagh is an initiative supported by Chatterjee & Lal, a Mumbai-based gallery for contemporary art and historical material.
Schedule for the day:
WORKSHOP | 10:00 to 13:00
BLOCK PRINTING AS ART AND CRAFT
by Mala and Pradeep Sinha of BODHI, Vadodara
What is the difference between ‘art & ‘craft’? Points for discussion
Introduction to the skills required for Block Printing: Designing, Creating, Printing
Touch and Feel: Blocks, Fabric and Color
Block Printing Demonstration
Hands on: Carving your own block
BREAK | 13:00 to 14:00
SYMPOSIUM | 14:00 to 17:00
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTIST-DESIGNER RITEN MOZUMDAR (1927 – 2006)
Keynote by Ushmita Sahu (Santiniketan) on Riten Mozumdar: With a focus on his career and relationship to Santiniketan, and the ongoing exhibition of his work.
Keynote by Nancy Adajania (Mumbai): The role and impact of figures such at Riten Mozumdar on the mid-20th century modernist art movement in India
Keynote by Mayank Mansingh Kaul (Delhi): The textile histories during the 20th century and the importance of Riten Mozumdar within this context
Discussion with the three speakers and Mala Sinha & audience Q & A
Vote of thanks
PASSES – Available on Insider.in soon!
Workshop – Rs.1,000
Symposium – Rs.500
Workshop + Symposium – Rs. 1,200