Post Event Release – ACTOR DALIP TAHIL AT MUSEUM OF MEMORIES:

Post Event Release – ACTOR DALIP TAHIL AT MUSEUM OF MEMORIES:

5. Dalip Tahil with Students KPP_2555The event saw the presence of Govind Nihalani, Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Shyam Benegal and many others

There was something to suit everyone’s palate during the three-day pop-up starting 4 August: discussions, film screenings, performances, exhibitions. The programme was being divided into two parts: One which  featured exhibitions across the Godrej One campus, and the second, lectures and talks in the auditorium. The Culture Lab collaborated with institutions such as the Partition Museum in Amritsar, the 1947 Partition Archive and Indian Memory Project for the pop-up, and had roped in known names like Shyam Benegal, Nandita Das and Ramesh Sippy.

The fashion designers Sabyasachi, Abraham and Thakore, and Tarun Tahiliani created garments specifically for this project that was displayed in an exhibition titled Stitching History. .

The programme also brought in voices from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani film-maker and activist with two Academy Awards, and artist Salima Hashmi, who is also the daughter of noted poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, skyped from Pakistan for a session. From Bangladesh, the event welcomed Tanvir Mokammel, a film-maker and nine times National Film Award winner, who screened the first worldwide preview of his film Simantorekha (The Borderline), which looks at the effects of Partition on both sides of Bengal. The event also screened a preview of Gurinder Chadha’s Partition: 1947, which releases on 18 August, on the last day, after a performance by Kabir Café.

This was the second Museum Of Memories pop-up. The first, held in 2012, was spread over 60,000 sq. ft of an empty Godrej factory that was scheduled to be demolished the next day, with the space being transformed for a day-long programme of talks, screenings, music and food events. 
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