Kiran Nadar Museum of Art will be hosting a talk series called The New Practices with Special Edition that will look at popular cultures and artistic expressions in the form of filmmaking — fictional and documentary narrative style of video art and satire.
This session also targets the audience that do not frequent an art museum by habit but can consume and appreciate quality digital content in the form of well-written sets, social satire and films.
The session will host Varun Grover and Anurag Minus Verma, two critical representatives of the changing landscape of the moving image, who are always pushing boundaries of visual arts and offer an opportunity of engaging in constructive dialogue.
Grover is a screenwriter known for movies and web series such as Masaan, Sacred Games, and Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar; National Award winning lyricist for Gangs of Wasseypur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ankhon Dekhi, Fan, Udta Punjab; stand-up comedian, and short-story writer (short story collection Paper Chor and graphic novel Biksu) based in Mumbai.
Anurag Minus Verma is a multimedia artist. Popular on social media, he is also a film editor. His films have been screened at festivals worldwide. His podcast invites global thinkers and artists to discuss pressing issues.
The session will be followed by a special screening of Kiss, a short film by Grover, in which a young filmmaker waits in the hope of getting his new sci-fi drama certified with ‘no cuts’ by the Indian Censor Board. The board finds a particular kissing scene in the film beyond the duration stipulated by official rules. As the filmmaker and board members argue over the length of the kiss, the laws of physics disintegrate around them.
When: 4 pm – 7:30 pm; June 3
Where: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket