Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

GQ INDIA | Men of the Year Winners

Get a slice of GQ India Magazine if you haven't seen it yet!

GQ India Men of the Year 2010 - the shoots from Maya Hari on Vimeo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

NEXT YEAR IN BOMBAY | Jews of Bombay

"Next Year in Bombay" is a documentary (56 min, HD) by Jonas Parienté and Mathias Mangin.

Sharon and Sharona Galsulkar are the last educators of their Indian Jewish community, the Bene Israel, which has been residing in the Bombay region for 2000 years and is now disappearing. Genuinely Zionists and concerned by their daughters future, they are also committed to their communitys needs. Whose education will they sacrifice?


"Next Year in Bombay" can be seen at the 12th Mumbai Film Festival at PVR Juhu on 25th October, 2010 - MASI reports.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Capital of Accumulation | Raqs Media Collective Debuts in Bombay

Press Release
Raqs Media Collective
The Capital of Accumulation
20 October – 20 November 2010

Project 88 and Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai are pleased to announce Raqs Media Collective’s first solo in Mumbai titled Capital of Accumulation.

The Capital of Accumulation is a two screen video installation that writes an oblique narrative of the relationship between metropolises and the world in counterpoint to Rosa Luxemburg's exceptional critique of global political economy - 'The Accumulation of Capital'. Raqs trawls through a haunting, dream like landscape straddling Warsaw, Berlin and Bombay/Mumbai to produce a diptych for video which is part natural history, part detective journal, part forensic analysis, part cosmopolitan urban investigation and part philosophical dialogue to offer a considered and personal reflection on the remaining possibilities for radical renewal in our times.

Raqs develops a combined economic, political, social and urban story that could have happened in 20th century Berlin, Mumbai and Warsaw, but is equally the story of the 21st century and all its cities. In the iteration of The Capital of Accumulation produced for the exhibition at Project 88, Raqs annotate the extant video installation with a series of images, assemblages and objects that complete the project. These are a series of photographs titled The Perpetual Recall of the Penultimate Afternoon which are an itinerary in the footsteps of Rosa Luxemberg's last days in Berlin, with a detour into the yard of the former Rosa Luxemburg Electric Light Bulb Factory in Warsaw. A record of the different addresses where Rosa Luxemburg lived in the days before she was assassinated, these photographs are studies and scenarios for sudden departures and fugitive entries - traces of places to pause and consider the accumulation of restless afternoons. Apart from these, the exhibition also consists of a light installation titled REVOLTAGE and another sculptural object titled Rules to be Invented which is a chess board that scales peaks. The pieces, knights and dice, climb up and down a terrain as uneven as history. Nothing is certain, and so, new rules wait to be invented. Raqs has also produced a set of frames with found and assembled objects titled Over Time that construct a weekly calendar of accumulation and endurance.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THE ART CONSPIRACY FESTIVAL | Bandra, Bombay

There have been rumors in the air, about a certain conspiracy, which was born at dawn on September 1st inside THE ART LOFT. ACT has been the logo popping up here and there, teasing us all. In the past months, through a fascinating, energizing, creative and secretive journey, involving many night and day meetings, conspiracies and plans, we have arrived at the culmination point - an intriguing event in Bandra that will take you by surprise, and leave you on an artistic high!


THE ART CONSPIRACY, through 3 dramatic phases, is now poised to present to you art that is for us, by us and in us.

PHASE 1 saw The Art Loft sending out the ACT Signal to all artists spread across the city, the country, the globe for their best art works (photographs, paintings, installations, graphic arts, short-films, poetry, and live art) and got responses from over 350 conspirators.

PHASE 2 saw Anurag Kashyap, Brinda Miller, Jas Charanjiva, Mark Lapwood, Leila Tayebaly come together as the 'Art Inspectors' to select the art work that will be displayed.

We have been waiting for Phase 3 impatiently.

PHASE 3 will be THE ART CONSPIRACY FESTIVAL - spread over two days, across the trendiest spots in Bandra on Oct 23 & 24. Discover the winning art pieces at the venues, and get dazzled and dumbstruck by more than 40 live performers including Masumeh Makhija, Jas Charanjiva, Airport, Amar Muchhala, Ankuri Tewari, Nikhil D’Souza, Veronica Simas de Souza and many other talents!

This revolution urges you to come, feel, and be a part of an Art Masala of contemporary, original, and underground forms of art - Musical Graffiti, Live Fire, Belly Dancing, Live Painting, Heartbreak Hour, Film Screenings, Live Band performances, Tango, Secret Library, Anti-Fashion Show, Sensation Lab, Stand-up Comedy, Tarot Reading, Poetry Reading, Live Aquarium, in addition to the art exhibitions, conferences & workshops.



Free your mind, tease your curiosity and get entertained!

The Art Loft Team

Download the Schedule here.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Notes from a Beautiful City | Delhi


Being hosted in India's capital city of Delhi, the Commonwealth Games 2010 has found the most expensive and grandest venue in its history.

While Delhi was being dressed up for this 12-day extravaganza, there were millions who were being quietly evicted and hidden behind the glitter of this mega-event.

'Notes from a Beautiful City' explores the many stories that remained untold as seen through the eyes of its invisible citizens...



Research and Edit:
Rintu Thomas

Photography and Sound:
Sushmit Ghosh

Produced by:
Open Space & Black Ticket Films

Friday, October 8, 2010

Indian Pole Gymnastics | Common Wealth Games Delhi 2010



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