- Arts, Cultural History, and Politics
"To Let The World In, Volume 1" is a documentary on contemporary Indian art. It features conversations with ten of India's leading artists belonging to two generations, born in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The first generation marked the return to narrative figuration in Indian art in the early 1980s, with the exhibition titled â€œPlace for Peopleâ€, which was held in Delhi and Mumbai. The following generation of artists became interlocutors for the earlier generation, while continuing their engagement with the narrative tradition.
The artists featured in the film are Arpita Singh, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Vivan Sundaram, Nilima Sheikh, Nalini Malani, Sudhir Patwardhan, Ranbir Kaleka, Pushpamala N., Anita Dube and Atul Dodiya, along with art critic and curator Geeta Kapur, who became an ideologue for this movement. The artists talk about the evolution of their practice, fondly invoking the memory of Bhupen Khakhar, a key artist of the group, who passed away in 2003.
- Running time
- 93 minutes
- Avijit Mukul Kishore ... Cinematography and direction
- Chaitanya Sambrani ... Curatorial concept and interviews
- Suresh Rajamani ... Sound recording
- Rikhav Desai ... Editing
- Asheesh Pandya ... Additional sound
- Gissy Michael ... Sound post-production
- Sanjay Tulsyan ... Producer
- Sagar Shiriskar ... Assistant director and cinematographer
- Prod. Co.
- Art Chennai
- Years of Production
- Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda, Bangalore, Srinagar
- Release year
- English, Hindi and Gujarati
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