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FOCUS Photography Festival
11am – 1.30pm // Art Walks
Art historians Alisha Sadikot & Nishita Zachariah of Art Walks Mumbai take visitors on a tour of galleries in South Mumbai.
Meeting point: Akara Art • 4/5 Churchill Chambers, First Floor, 32 Mereweather Road, Colaba • 022 2202 5550 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.akaraart.com
Route: #RampartRowGallery #ArtEntranceGallery #GalleryMMB #JNAF
11.30am // Coffee with the curator
Join curator Prajna Desai for a guided tour of Autobiography as Memory, our major call for entries exhibition, featuring work by 18 photographers from around the world. Free entry with museum ticket.
Venue: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum • 91A Rani Baug, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla (E) • 022 2373 1234 • www.bdlmuseum.org • email@example.com
• Main entrance closed: Use the Byculla Zoo, Bungalow Gate. Access by car via Dadoji Kondev Marg. Access by foot via E. S. Patanwala Marg.
#PrajnaDesai #AutobiographyAsMemory #CallForEntries
1pm – 4pm // Free portfolio review sessions
Calling young and emerging photographers!
Have a senior artist critique your work. Saturday sessions hosted by photographers Raymonde April, Velibor Božović, Jinyoung Kim from Quebec, curators Maria Teresa Capacchione, Gitanjali Dang, Sarah Julie Ege Høilund and Matilde Søes.
Venue: FOCUS Hub @ Ministry of New • Kitab Mahal, 3rd Floor, 192 D.N. Road, Azad Maidan, Fort • www.ministryofnew.in
Limited spaces! Choose your time slot and RSVP here.
#PhotographingTheFemale #RaymondeApril #VeliborBozovic #JinyoungKim #MariaTeresaCapacchione #SarahEgeHoilund #MatildeSoes
Tea: 2pm, talk: 2.30pm – 3.30pm // Curator walk through
Meet the curators of Masterji an exhibition presenting work by Maganbhai Patel who documented South Asian immigrants settling in Coventry (UK) since the 1950s. With Jason Scott Tilley, Tarla Patel and Ben Kyneswood.
Akara Art • 4/5 Churchill Chambers, First Floor, 32 Mereweather Road, Colaba • Directions: Next to Salvation Army • 022 2202 5550 • www.akaraart.com
#Maganbhaipatel #PhotoArchiveMiners #JasonScottTilley #Tarlapatel #BenKyneswood
2pm – 5pm // Join the Writer in Residence
Throughout the festival, Alisha Sett, curator of An Attic Full of Film, will play the role of writer-in-residence at the exhibition. Visitors are invited to join her for these open sessions to have a conversation about their own family photos, or to come and write in the space.
Every day until Wednesday, March 22.
Venue: Ferreira House • 47 G, Khotachiwadi, Girgaum
4pm – 5pm // Artist talk
Photographer and writer Waswo X. Waswo will talk about photographic practice, focusing on works on view at his exhibition Photowalla.
Tarq • F35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, C. S. M. Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba • Directions: Behind Pizza Express • 022 6615 0424 • www.tarq.in
6.30pm – 7.30pm // FOCUS Invites: Outdoor screenings
Enjoy screenings of photo-based work selected by leading curators from around the world.
Carter Road Promenade • Between Titan Clock and Main amphitheatre • Bandra (W) • Directions: Opposite Café Coffee Day