Art & Technology in the City

Technology and Innovation
Creativity, Technology
Panel Discussion
Friday, 18th May 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Free

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NGMA Mumbai, Ministry of Culture, Government of India in association with Avid Learning present a panel discussion on the collaborative synergies between art and technology and how artists and cultural institutions are harnessing the power of tech. Head of Business Development - India & South East Asia at Google Shishir Jayant, Professor, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay Sumant Rao, Artist and Founder of the MISSING Campaign, Leena Kejriwal, Director at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai Shivaprasad Khened will be in conversation with Special Correspondent (Arts and Features) at Mumbai Mirror Reema Gehi. They will discuss how technology is making a sizeable and positive impact in the art world and how artists, museums and institutions are leveraging technological advancements to revolutionize how art is produced and reproduced, archived and preserved, consumed and made more widely accessible than ever before.
Celebrate International Museum Day this year by attending this discussion on how technology is opening up avenues for art.


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Faculty

Shishir Jayant

Shishir Jayant

Head of Business Development - India & South East Asia at Google

Shishir Jayant leads the Business Development team for Google, for India and South East Asia, for different product areas including Google Arts and Culture. He has worked across different industries and has been exposed to different cultures in the last 13 years of his career which has made him appreciate the importance of how Art influences Culture by instilling values and translating experiences across space and time, hence his interest on working for Arts & Culture with Google.

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Sumant Rao

Sumant Rao

Professor, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay

With 26 years professional and teaching experience in animation, special effects and communication design, his work spans commercials, corporate films, short films, film titles, feature films (both live action and animated), book design & illustration, demonstrations, training, workshops and teaching animation and special effects.. An Aerospace Engineer, a Communications Designer and Founder Director of Animagic Special Effects, he is currently a Professor in IDC, IIT Bombay. One of his many areas of interest is making information on India’s rich cultural heritage available to all. ‘Revisiting Ajanta’ is one such project where he explored appropriate design interventions for the Ajanta Caves. He is currently working on the creation of a Virtual Experiential Museum on Ajanta in collaboration with the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai. Some Notable Projects: Short and Feature Films like Raju & I (National Award for Best Animation Film, & many other international awards), Hey Ram (National Award for Best Special Effects). Eklavya and Hey Ram were India’s entries for the Oscars.

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Leena Kejriwal

Leena Kejriwal

Artist and Founder of the MISSING Campaign

Leena Kejriwal is a Photographer and Installation Artist. Leena has been brand ambassador for Fuji India and an artist in residence in France in 2006/07. Her work has been published in various publications. Her seminal work “Calcutta: Repossessing the City” was launched as a book and has been a best seller. Leena’s two part photography installation, titled “East City” for The Birla Academy of Art and Culture has been shown in Delhi, Iran and Germany. Her work has always reflected her preoccupation with human trafficking and has found a new language in her public art work MISSING. The MISSING Public art project uses the public as important stakeholders in the project. The work was launched at the India Art Fair in 2014 and since then with the aid of a successful crowd funding campaign has gathered support and spread awareness on the plight of young girls lost into the dark holes of sex trafficking. The project will soon partner with UNICEF to spread awareness on trafficking in West Bengal. The Women and Child welfare ministry will also be using the MISSING art works to spread awareness on the issue. The project is traversing between the tangible and the intangible public spaces and connecting them through the underlying single purpose to generate curiosity, recognition and finally a sense of deep loss.

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Shivaprasad Khened

Shivaprasad Khened

Director at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai

Shivaprasad Khened has 30 plus years experience as curator and Director in science museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art in India, out of which 7 years experience in the capacity of Director and CEO of three major National level Science Centres in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Currently he serves as the Director of Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai. He has curated several exhibitions on diverse subjects varying from science, culture, history. He is the Nodal Agency appointed by the Ministry of Culture for the Illuminating India exhibition that was displayed at the London Science Museum. He has been actively involved in the establishment of three new Science Centres at Dharwad, Coimbatore and Pilikula. He has been involved in the research and creation of several science centre exhibitions and galleries including a Science and Technology Heritage gallery at National Science Centre, Delhi. He has published more than 50 popular Science articles and Research papers in leading Science communication journals in India and curated several exhibitions. He was awarded the 16th NES National award.

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Reema Gehi

Reema Gehi

Special Correspondent (Arts and Features) at Mumbai Mirror

Reema Gehi has been an arts journalist for more than a decade. Since 2011, she has been working with a leading Times of India Group publication, Mumbai Mirror, and writes regularly and extensively on the arts and culture scene in Mumbai. She has formerly worked with the Hindustan Times, as an arts writer and contributed to a variety of publications and websites including, Mumbai Theatre Guide, Open, Hardnews and Varta (art magazine). She has completed her Masters in Journalism Studies (with a special focus on arts journalism) from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. As an avid theatre enthusiast, Reema has completed her Trinity Guildhall London (Speech and Drama) Grade examinations with a distinction. She has also served as the co-director of India's premier youth theatre fest, Thespo, in 2008, and worked in the press and marketing team of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010.

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