1. In Conversation with the Museum Rietberg:
    Annette Bhagwati, Director of the Museum Rietberg in conversation with Kamini Sawhney

A visit to the Museum Rietberg, not far from Lake Zurich, takes visitors on a journey around the world: the collection comprises art from Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania. Since joining the institution as its new Director in 2019, Annette Bhagwati has steered the museum through the pandemic and helped rethink its approach to public engagement in the years that followed.

The Director’s Cut series, anchored by MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.

2. Films and Discussion: Borderlands

Documenting personal narratives from India’s geographical margin

An open field with large trees on the side, barbed wire fencing in the centre and across the fence is a large network tower. Cows and humans walk along the fence.

Still from Borderlands (2021), Image Courtesy: Samarth Mahajan
Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Samarth Mahajan,

Borderlands is an intimate exploration of how everyday lives intertwine with both personal and political boundaries across the Indian subcontinent. It tells the stories of six characters who live along the national borders of our country on the edges of Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar. Divided families meet, love blossoms across borders, and traffickers get caught in this slice-of-life documentary.

Join us for a screening of Borderlands, followed by the film’s Director, Samarth Mahajan, and Associate Director, Nupur Agarwal, in conversation with Mahima Venugopal, at The Courtyard.