We are thrilled to invite you for the launch of the new edition of River of Stories, the 25th Anniversary Collector’s Hard Cover.
This Graphic novel published by @blaftpublications Chennai, has a special place in Indian comics history. The narrative is an insightful, sharp observation on immediacy of environmentally degenerative development projects.
A conversation with @orijitzen the author, and Archa Sancou, Assistant Professor, English @chowgulecollegeofficial is scheduled at @the_dogears_bookshop at 6 pm, on 19th November, 2022.
Details about @goaheritagefestival 3 PM on 18 | 11 | 22 & @literatigoa 6.30 PM on 25 | 11 | 22 programs are coming soon.
See you there.
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This #mondayfixgoa will be absorbing. We have the OG @orijitzen and @musalmancomix a.k.a. @gonzogram66 talking about the responsibilities of contemporary art, and discuss the worldwide occurrences of issue based art. And Of Course, the future of comics!
From this conversation, we hope to learn about the ‘kintsugi’ in graphic art field, of how their artworks are weaving together the fractured freedom – the visual affirmations that resonates with the curious young minds, to find reasons, and find ways to ask right questions.
At @odd.joint @groove42goa 8 pm Venue https://goo.gl/maps/6QVCLWshcN1eN2fB9
Artist Orijit Sen will explain his installation “Mapping Mapusa Market” which was recently displayed at the Serendipity Arts Festival in Panjim. This graphic narration explores the social, cultural and economic place that the market holds for the people of Goa and its visitors.
In an interview Orijit said: “To me markets are really interesting, because there is a very foolish conception that art and commerce are two ends of a spectrum. But I find that real art and culture in a broader sense emerges from markets. It brings out the multicultural
nature of a place, people and society.”
Markets are living cultural spaces (unlike museums) which are not merely about buying and selling. The artist maintains: “Studying the market and its current and past dynamics is essential because the market is a micropolis of the rich culture and social life of Goa and it involves the study of relationships between people, work, produce, the economy and their culture. The market brings together all of these things and helps one to understand the relationships within the context of the market much better,” he said.
Photo – http://www.mapusamarket.net/
This is a donation based event, North Eastern food will be available.
Orijit Sen visited Palestine as part of an initiative with Jana Natya Manch, Delhi, and The Freedom Theatre, Jenin, earlier this summer.
The idea was to make people-to-people contacts on a significant scale, to establish friendships at a real human level, to speak the language of art not diplomacy, to exchange creative ideas, and to learn from and celebrate each other’s struggles.
Unlike in many apparently peaceful countries, where art hovers on the edges, performing mostly as a distraction for the wealthy, art in Palestine is often out in the streets, highly politically charged and constantly challenging and inspirational. He felt deeply honoured as an Indian to have been able to participate in the making of three public art pieces within Palestine – two in collaboration with school-children, in the villages of Fasayil and Attuwani, and one on his own outside the Freedom Theatre in Jenin.
Palestine makes him feel hopeful not only for itself but for the world at large. He says- “It seems to confront us with the most troubling questions, but it also has the most powerful answers.”
He will talk about these experiences of the occupation as an everyday lived reality and the sheer indomitable spirit of the Palestinians, nurtured in the course of their long struggle.
Orijit Sen is an artist and graphic designer based in New Delhi, India. He studied at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, and has been involved in graphic, textile, exhibition and museum design projects since 1989. His pioneering work “River of Stories” (Kalpavriksh 1994) is considered by many to be India’s first true graphic novel. Internationally, his comics and graphic art have been published and exhibited in exhibits and collections in Switzerland, Japan, South Africa and Canada.
Seth Tobocman is a comic book artist with strong political convictions. In 1979 he founded the magazine World War 3 Illustrated with Peter Kuper and he continues to edit that publication today. His images have been used as posters, banners, murals, patches and tattoos by people’s movements all over the world from The Squatters in New York’s Lower East Side to the African National Congress in South Africa.