Beatlemania : Capturing Subcultures through the Lens

Films and Photography
Music, Photography
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, 19th September 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
ICIA Art Gallery, Next to Rampart House, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400023.
Free

Details

To coincide with an exclusive exhibition of photographs taken by Filmmaker and Photographer Paul Saltzman of The Beatles’ time in India in 1968, Avid Learning, Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai and ICIA Gallery present a conversation between the photographer and Art Critic and Curator Girish Shahane. The Beatles have been influenced by and in turn influenced various subcultures. This exhibition will give us an insight into their time in India and in the wider context, how they were influential in the evolution of bohemianism and the formation of the ‘hippie’ movement. Using Paul’s body of work showcased in the exhibition as a starting point, these speakers will probe the role of photography in the context of cultural phenomena and documenting subcultures. Paul will use his own experiences from his time in India to talk about how photography captures, portrays and represents subcultures, how it affects cultural phenomena in the wider context of ‘the bandwagon effect’ and its relevance in today’s society.

The exhibition will be on view at ICIA Gallery from 19th to 22nd September 2018. Proceeds from the sale of these works will go towards Reality Gives, an NGO which works to provide young people underprivileged communities in India with equal access to opportunities, resources, high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential.


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Faculty

Paul Saltzman

Paul Saltzman

Film maker and photographer

Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television director-producer with over 300 dramas and documentaries to his credit. His most recent productions are three feature length documentaries: The Beatles in India; Prom Night in Mississippi and The Last White Knight—Is Reconciliation Possible? In 1965 he did civil rights work with SNCC—Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee—in Mississippi. In 1968 he was 2nd -unit director and production manager on the first IMAX film. Also in 1968 he learned meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India where he met and photographed The Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow and others. In 1972, American inventor and visionary, Buckminster Fuller, gave Saltzman credit for changing his assessment of the 1960s generation. Mr. Saltzman has lectured at universities worldwide. A published author and photographer, his most recent book is The Beatles in India.

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Girish Shahane

Girish Shahane

Art curtic and curator

Girish Shahane has degrees in English literature from Elphinstone College, Bombay University, and Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was editor and later consulting editor of Art India magazine. Exhibitions curated by him include The Presence of the Past (Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, 1998); Art / Technology (Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay, 2000); Home Spun (Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2011); Bright Noise (Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2014), and Midnight’s Grandchildren (Studio X, Bombay, 2014). Shahane was Director of the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2013, Artistic Director of Art Chennai 2014, and Artistic Director of the India Art Fair 2015. He writes a weekly column for Scroll.in.

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Collaborations

Reality Gives
Reality Gives
Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai
Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai
Institute of Contemporary Indian Art
Institute of Contemporary Indian Art

Press Coverage

Beatlemania : Capturing Subcultures through the Lens

Beatlemania : Capturing Subcultures through the Lens

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Mumbai Mirror
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Beatlemania : Capturing Subcultures through the Lens

Beatlemania : Capturing Subcultures through the Lens

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Mid day
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