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first meeting in London

This is a collection of photos from Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures Research Group on their first meeting held at Anna Boghiguian & Goshka Macuga’s exhibition Tagore’s Universal Allegories, Iniva, London November 2013. All photos by Ho, Yu-Sheng.

photo of first meeting at Iniva

ansuman biswas presentation at first meeting, Iniva


Ansuman Biwas presenting is video-performances


ansuman biswas performance

performance by Ansuman Biswas and guests

Gabrielle Schleijpen

by Malthe Stigaard

photo by Malthe Stigaard

Trained as an artist Gabriëlle Schleijpen’s lively interest in the intersections between art and theory, the poetical and the political, soon led her to break away from the ‘splendid isolation’ of the studio – to become a full time educator and curator of discursive programs and research projects.
Alongside her position as the director of the Dutch Art Institute, school for art, research, experiment, roaming, curating, performance, writing and publishing, she is also the curator in chief at the Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, a cross disciplinary, rambling theory program. Gabriëlle Schleijpen is furthermore active as a chairwoman at the boards of If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and MetropolisM.

Gabriëlle lives and works between Arnhem and Amsterdam.

Other links:
Voice creature of transition
Where are we going Walt Whitman

Workshop 1: London, November 2013

The first workshop takes place as part of the exhibition Anna Boghiguian & Goshka Macuga: Tagore’s Universal Allegories, curated by Grant Watson.


photo by Ho, Yu-Sheng

The first session focused on the question: How we might understand Tagore’s legacy as relevant for contemporary art practice and curating? By this, we don’t mean to insist on a relation or any relevancy, but to use Tagore’s ideas (which might be understood to be futurological, as well as ideological and arcane) as a springboard to engage in discussions about contemporary curating and artistic practice.

[PDF] Notes from Workshop 1.
The workshop ended with a performance by Ansuman Biswas and guests

See the whole performance here.

Hear Grant Watson reading Anna Boghiguian’s letters to/from Tagore;
See the collection of pictures from the first meeting at Iniva, London;
Read the Rabindranath Tagore’s play ‘the post office’, presented on this first meeting by Natasha Ginwala;
See the short film ‘Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne-Billancourt’, by Albert Kahn.
See Christian Nyampeta’s New Habits: prototypes