Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) Presents:

1. MAP TALKS: Silver Screen Stories

Rediscover Bangalore’s iconic single screen cinema halls with Sameer Raichur and Prof. SV Srinivas.

  • When: 6:00 PM (IST), 11 September 2021
  • Where: Online
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Whether it’s catching the morning show at Majestic or a rare English film at Rex, cinema halls hold a special place in Bangalore’s unique cosmopolitan culture. In fact, Bangalore once had the largest concentration of independent movie theatres anywhere in India. Given the increasing popularity of OTT platforms, single-screen cinemas may seem like relics of the past in the urban cityscape today. 

Questioning this idea, photographer Sameer Raichur and cultural theorist Prof. SV Srinivas talk about the relevance of these iconic spaces in the city – their role in sustaining a prevailing cinema culture, as public spaces and more.

This event is in collaboration with Heritage Beku.

2. MAP WORKSHOP: The Kitchen Studio

An intensive workshop that looks at the kitchen beyond its textbook definition of a room where food is cooked.

  • When: 7:00 PM (IST), 17-26 September 2021
  • Where: Online
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The Kitchen Studio Workshop invites participants to engage in a 10-day long investigation of the kitchen as a space of creative facilitation similar to an artist’s studio, comprising the interaction between maker, materials, tools, ideas and concepts. 

Hosted via Zoom and Discord, this workshop is designed to help participants learn from artists and archivists; and create their own work by engaging with various resources, exercises and open dialogue. You’ll get to see the kitchen space and paraphernalia evolve from their culinary connotations to a conceptual studio that creates stories and experiences.

Participants will be encouraged to work across different mediums and are expected to work and collaborate with other participants for the duration of this workshop. The final output will be a digital publication, showcased by MAP.

The Kitchen Studio workshop is conducted in collaboration with Curating for Culture. The sessions will be facilitated by curator and archivist, Ishita Shah.

This workshop is specially curated for 18–25 year olds. 

Mentioned below are the key dates of the workshop:

Friday, 17th September 2021 (07:00–08:30 PM): Introductory Session
Thursday, 23rd September 2021 (07:00–08:30 PM): Guest Speaker Session
Sunday, 26th September 2021 (07:00–08:30 PM): Closing/Feedback Session

We encourage participants with any kind of difficulty related to hearing, speaking, learning, etc. to participate in the workshop. If you are a participant of this nature, please write to access@map-india.org prior to registration and let us know the nature of the difficulty and the accommodations that may be required. We will try our best to make the necessary arrangements in consultation with you. 

Complete your application and we’ll share a wallpaper with you that features an artwork from MAP’s collection!

Click here for the application form.