15 to 22 September, 2018
Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Park Street, Kolkata
What do students, crafts people, residents, para club leaders, artists and policemen think about the role of art in their lives and why did they take on the challenge of organising Chitpur Local?
Just as the human eye makes sense of the world by recognizing different perspectives and then creating a composite stereoscopic image, Stereoscopic Narratives brings together the converging and diverging perspectives of the artists and the community collaborators who developed Chitpur Local, a public art project in Chitpur Road, Kolkata.
For this final exhibition of the second edition of Chitpur Local we are transforming the gallery into a backstage space for the Tales of Chitpur Festival, with props and set-pieces creating 6 installations, each representing different perspectives of our journey. Come join us to go behind the scenes, as we unpack ideas of collaboration and participation in community-based practices and critically examine the role of art and culture in everyday life.
*The exhibition is open September 15 to September 22 from 10 am to 6:30 pm, excepting Sundays and the Muharram holiday on September 21.
The artists will be present on all days between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm to personally take you through the exhibition
September 15, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Artist led walk throughs and interactions with the Art Circulator, a mobile art making station that will connect gallery to the streets on each day of the exhibition.
All days, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm
On each day of the exhibition the artists will occupy the Park Street crossing, using the Art Circulator, a mobile art making contraption to take the exhibition to the streets. They will be inviting passersby and visitors to respond to different provocations, and create artworks that can be added to ongoing show to bring in new voices and perspectives.
Point of View 1 – The collaborators and audiences
September 18, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
How are community based, public art projects perceived by those who experience it as participants? Community members who were invaluable to creating, developing and supporting Chitpur Local will share their experiences of collaborating with artists to develop projects in their neighbourhood. They will be joined by people who visited the festival to celebrate Chitpur and reflect back on the projects they experienced together.
Behind the Scenes
Point of View 2- The artists
September 22, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The artists will be presenting their experience of building collaborative projects with students, local residents, photographers, print makers and police officers at Chitpur, and their learnings on their role as creative practitioners working in communities.