Jaipur Literary Festival—Points of View: Defining Moments of Photography in India
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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With hundreds of thousands of spectators worldwide, mini-festivals from Houston to Doha, and speakers like Ken Follett, Patrick Radden Keefe and Jonathan Franzen, the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival is known as “the greatest literary show on earth” (Tina Brown). On September 13, JLF New York will begin at the National Arts Club with Gayatri Sinha.
In her two latest books—Points of View: Defining Moments of Photography in India and The Archival Gaze: A Timeline of Photography in India 1840-2020—the celebrated art critic and curator Gayatri Sinha takes a deep dive into the technological changes and aesthetic movements which shaped photography from the Indian subcontinent. This two-volume study of Indian photography is not just a narrative of colonial conquest and capture, but of the imaginative subversions and creative enquiry that went into the making of a modern independent nation and its art. In a special National Arts Club event, Sinha discusses the development of Indian photography with KNMA chief curator and director Roobina Karode.
Sinha, the author of Voices of Change, has curated extensively in India and abroad. She has also lectured on Indian art at the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and National Asian Art Museum, Singapore, among others. Roobina Karode is the Director and Chief Curator of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, the first private art museum of modern and contemporary art in India.Buy tickets/get more info now