December 8–January 26, 2019
Organized by guest curator Priyadarshini Shanker with Nandita Raman and sepiaEYE, this series accompanies Nandita Raman’s photography exhibition Cinema Play House, which captures the magical allure of fading cinema halls in India. The screening series, in conversation with Raman’s black-and-white photographs, approaches the subject of cinema from a multi-dimensional perspective. Non-fiction Indian films explore themes of film archiving, restoration, production, distribution, and exhibition. In order to spotlight modes of cinematic representation that do not pertain to conventional notions of the “documentary,” the series also includes experimental essay films, narrative shorts and feature-length ruminative documentaries. It also brings to light the work of women filmmakers, showcasing the films of four contemporary Indian female directors. Read More
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave.,
Astoria, NY 11106
Thursday, November 15, 6:30 to 8 PM
Please join us at sepiaEYE for an enlightening conversation with artist Nandita Raman as well as two distinguished scholars of photography and film, Paul Sternberger and Priyadarshini Shanker. We will explore Raman’s personal connections to some of her work as well as additional influences on her choice of subject matter. The discussion will delve into the choices Raman has made for each of her series regarding photographic technology, approaches to composition, process, and color and how her approach is informed by but distinguished from documentary photography. Read More
RSVP required, limited seating available.
September 15–January 27, 2019
Concurrently with her exhibition at sepiaEYE, Nandita Raman's cinema hall photographs are currently on view at The Museum of the Moving Image. This solo exhibition of Cinema Play House will include a film program presented by Dr. Priyadarshini Shanker, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at NYU and Columbia University.
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Astoria, NY, USA
February 15 - March 10, 2018
Nandita Raman's work is exhibited at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York's Body is A Situation.
In her first New York City solo exhibition, Raman looks at the most available body, her own, in an effort to locate herself in the here and now; and opens it up to performativity of gender. In so looking, she embodies Simone de Beauvoir’s sentiment: “The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project”.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15 | 6-8 pm
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Baxter Street at CCNY
November 11, 2017–May 13, 2018
Nandita Raman’s series on India’s disappearing cinema house culture will be on view at the George Eastman Museum.
There will be an Artist Talk and Tour with Nandita Raman and Curatorial Assistant William Green.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12 p.m.
ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY TOUR (link)
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George Eastman Museum
Rochester, NY 14607
13 August - 19 September 2017
Curated by Gayatri Singha, Part Narratives showing at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai features the work of sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla and Nandita Raman.
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Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum,
Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug)
27 June – 6 August 2017
sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla, and Nandita Raman are amongst a dozen artists in a wonderful multi-disciplinary show curated by Gayatri Sinha. Part Narratives will be on view through January 21, 2017 at Bikaner House, New Delhi.
7 – 21 January 2017 Read More
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi