- Interact With Art
18th October 2012
Speakers: Monica Narula, Sheba Chhachhi, Ravi Agarwal, Ram Rahman, Rahaab Allana
Guest Curator: Gayatri Sinha, Critical Collective
The symposium was centered around three decades of photography, and the developments in the medium from the ‘80s and what is expected beyond. It explored the notions of coincidence, influence and originality in practice, which act not only as the foundation for contemporary photography but are also the origin from which it continues to evolve unremittingly. Five photographers, who have been profusely involved with this medium, either subjectively or objectively, elaborated on their association with it. The symposium which was an initiative to look at photography outside the construct of the exhibition, navigated through intense discussions and presentations, which touched upon ethical qualms, issues of disappearance of films and dark rooms, the values and limitations of immediacy, authenticity, and artistic license.
This was the fourth symposium in the Museum Document series, curated by Gayatri Sinha.