Image shared by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, workshop 3, March London 2014
Andrea Phillips and Grant Watson in conversation, learning from Santiniketan.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh presents her ideas of pedagogy and colonialism in Indonesia in relation to Ranbindranath Tagore at the third meeting of the research group, Iniva, London March 2014.
Tagore seen seated: some others standing, a short speculation in composing the past-imperfect of the ‘post-colonial’, Powerpoint presentation for Fragmenting Tagore, NGBK Berlin
Performance theorist Rustom Bharucha delivers a lecture on his unique research into the friendship between the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and Japanese curator Okakura Tenshin. This talk is part of research project Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures, a partnership between Iniva and Goldsmiths, University of London, which looks at Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s legacy in relation to cultural translation, curatorship, education, and historical precedent.
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Adrian Rifkin reads all the references to Rabindranath Tagore in Vikram Seth’s ‘A Suitable Boy’
Vivian Ziherl talks about Landings (Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl, established in 2013, have been re-surveying modernity through the lens of land histories, and the sedimentary grounds to the colonial struggle)
Antje Weitzel and Elke Falat talk about NGBK and their relation to the Tagore’s Post-office exhibition project curated by Grant Watson.
Ngbk is an art institutions based in Berlin, situated in Kreuzberg and founded in 1989 as a grassroots association. Ngbk’s members do the program and organize themselves in working groups. In an anual general assembly they propose and decide which projects will be produced. It does not have a director but an organization office that does the administration. Groups, like Antje and Elke’s focus on bringing over shows from other institutions to establish relationships to international institutions.
Grant Watson talks about the genesis of his exhibition projects on Tagore’s legacy, Tagore Centre, London, March.