Cinema Play House Film Program at MoMI

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.

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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave.,
Astoria, NY 11106

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A Conversation with Nandita Raman at sepiaEYE

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.

RSVP required, limited seating available.

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Nandita Raman, Cinema Play House at Museum of the Moving Image

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

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Nandita Raman at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York

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

Body Is A Situation
Baxter Street at CCNY

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sepiaEYE Artists in Part Narrative

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
Part Narratives
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi

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