Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne-Billancourt, 1926/7, France, short film presented in March by Shanay Jhaveri. This is the garden were a famous photograph of Tagore among flowers was taken, and later emulated by Satyajit Ray.
The first workshop takes place as part of the exhibition Anna Boghiguian & Goshka Macuga: Tagore’s Universal Allegories, curated by Grant Watson.
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
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