New Delhi–based artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar will discuss his latest film, Such a Morning (2017), the subject of Mia’s current “New Pictures” exhibition. A U.S. premiere, the film is a contemporary parable about two people’s quiet engagement with truth. Such a Morning navigates transitions between mathematics and poetry, democracy and fascism, fear and freedom. Each character seeks truth through phantom visions from within depths of darkness.
Amar Kanwar creates films and complex video installations that probe power and resistance in order to reveal poignant hidden stories and connections found particularly in South and Southeast Asia. Kanwar’s work was included in the last four documenta exhibitions, most recently documenta 14 (2017) in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany.
The talk also features Padma D. Maitland, Jane Emison Assistant Curator of South & South east Asian art, and Yasufumi Nakamori, curator and Head of the Department of Photography and New Media.
Generous support provided by the Anne Levy Fund.
Free for Students
Free for MCAD and other university students with valid ID. Register by emailing PNM@artsmia.org with your name and university. On the date of the event, pick up a ticket with your ID at the auditorium entrance between 1:15 pm and 1:50 pm. MCAD students & faculty may also get tickets at Mia Box Office with ID. Limited tickets available, early registration recommended.
Presented by the Photography and New Media Affinity Group.