Special Interventions

The Merchant of Images: Jaipur Edition

Award-winning production designer/art director and photographer Aradhana Seth brings her globetrotting photo studio to Jaipur, and takes up residence at the iconic Hawa Mahal. Seth, whose portfolio includes production design on films like Deepa Mehta’s Earth and art direction on Wes Anderson’s Darjeeling Limited, started this project in her home studio and took it public for the first time at the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver, Canada where it arrested the city’s imagination. The Jaipur edition has a special backdrop painted by a group of painters from Rajasthan, and will invite the public to be playfully depicted as travellers.

All you have to do to be a part of this collaborative project is stop by and have your photo taken!

In collaboration with ‘Delhi I Love You’ and ‘The Merchant of Images Studio’ (Intellectual property design specific cart)

Venue: Hawa Mahal / 5th – 6th February 2016 / 10:00 to 12:30 & 14:00 to 16:30 / Free

Thinking of You. Site-specific photographic intervention by Akshay Mahajan.

In the age of Whatsapp, Instagram and Twitter, we celebrate this self-conscious anachronism – “the postcard”. Akshay takes over the former Jaipur Art School in Kishanpole Bazaar to create a site-specific exhibition that renders homage to the vintage postcard, to its messages, and to how it shaped a bygone vision of journeys.

To add local flavour, we are throwing in some trompe-l’oeil surprises, courtesy of the fairground photographers of Rajasthan, as documented by photographer Aradhana Seth.

Join us to scribble your very own “wish you were here” memories, and talk about the weather with us.

Acknowledgement: Photographs in colour by Aradhana Seth. Some images in B&W are from the collection of Aradhana Seth while others have been researched by Akshay Mahajan.

Venue: Former Jaipur Art School in Kishanpole Bazaar / 5th – 14th February 2016 / 10:00 to 16:30 / Free

BIND’s Travelling Photobook Library 

BIND will be curating a selection of photobooks around the theme of travel, mixing seminal works from the history of photography in India and worldwide along with contemporary publications. The photobooks will be on view from 5th to 7th February 2016.

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra / 5th February 2016 : 16:00 to 19:30 /  6th February 2016 : 10:00 to 14:00 & 16:00 to 19:30 / 7th February 2016 : 10:30 to 14:00 / Free