Date : Friday 26th Feb, 2016
Time: 2.30-3:30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Chennai
Admission: Open to public
Rahaab Allana is the Curator of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi, and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in London. He had an early engagement with the National Gallery of Modern Art, and has subsequently curated, edited and contributed to national and international arts institutions and publications, including Marg, the Lalit Kala Contemporary, The Brunei Gallery (London), The Photography Museum (Berlin) the Rubin Museum (NY), the Royal Fine Art Museum (Brussels), the National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Museum (New Delhi) among others. Rahaab has also showcased a solo exhibition of his own photographs, taken over the last 12 years of his experiences related to heritage in India and S. Asia, entitled Worlds of Difference at the Romain Rolland Gallery, Alliance Française, Delhi, April, 2010.
Last summer he has co-published a book from his own private collection of Cinema stills and ephemera, titled ‘Filmi Jagat: Shared Universe of Early Hindi Cinema’, exploring a subculture of photography and print media through a found scrapbook.
Rahaab has been the editor of PIX for over 4 years (www.pixquartyerly.in), India’s first theme-based photography quarterly and exhibitionary platform supported by the Goethe-Institute, and from time to time by the Japan Foundation, Pro Helvatia and British Council. Its next issue, the 13th, is a special one dedicated to photography from Nepal.