AMI Arts Festival 2023 - Talk Sessions

Welcome to the AMI Arts Festival, where the world of art comes alive in a vibrant celebration of creativity, expression, and cultural diversity. This annual festival is a melting pot of artistic talents, bringing together performances, immersive workshops, and a myriad of forms, styles, and perspectives to captivate audiences and inspire a love for the arts. The festival aims to provide a space for artists and art enthusiasts to connect, collaborate, and create.

Come be a part of an exquisite range of talks during the 10-day cultural extravaganza from 1 to 10 December 2023. Whether you're an art connoisseur, a budding artist, or someone simply looking to be inspired, the Festival welcomes you to experience the magic of creativity.  

Talk: Is Bengali Theatre Dead?
Date & Time: 7th December 2023, 5:00 PM to 6.30 PM
Venue: KCC Terrace

Explore the evolution and the burning question surrounding the current state of Bengali Theatre with contemporary directors and actors. Is Bengali Theatre on its last breath? Join us for a thought-provoking dialogue with speakers Debasish Ray, Sudipta Chakraborty, Riddhi Sen, and Saurav Palodhi. Moderated by Agni


Talk: Bengali Language is not a Necessity but a Luxury - Agni In conversation with Chandril Bhattacharya
Date and Time: 9th December 2023, 5:00 pm to 6.30 pm
Venue: KCC Terrace

Join Agni in a captivating conversation with renowned lyricist and orator Chandril Bhattacharya.

Come, join us for an online talk on how city museums engage with their city and collaborate with the community to improve the city, organized by KCC in collaboration with ICOM India, the Department of Museology and Rabindra Bharati Museum, Rabindra Bharati University and the Department of Museology, MSU, Baroda as part of AMI Arts Festival 2023.

Date: 8th December 2023
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mode: Online
Projection venue: KCC, Terrace

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Talk: Brushing with Change: Budding Artists from Bengal
Date and Time: December 5th, 4-6 PM
Venue: KCC

Join us for a discussion with six young artists; Rudra Prasad Sengupta, Sister Nivedita University, Arieno Kera, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sanjana Gupta, Government College of Art and Craft, Pollabi Dhara, Rabindra Bharati University, Abhrajit Kundu, The Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship; as they share insights on transitioning from art colleges to the challenging world of artists. Explore their perspectives on education, the art landscape in Bengal, and defining success in the art world. The session will be moderated by Nanak Ganguly.


Talk: From Aspiring to Achieving: Navigating a Professional Artistic Career
Date and Time: December 6th, 4-6 PM
Venue: KCC

Join Prof. Chhatrapati Dutta in a conversation with young Bengali artists Suman Chandra, Ujjal Dey, and Sayantan Samanta as they discuss navigating a professional artistic career.


Date: 2nd December 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: 1st-floor Amphitheatre, KCC

Join us for an insightful round table discussion on the Art of Giving where our esteemed speakers will talk about CSR and its role in promoting arts and culture as a part of AMI Arts Festival 2023.

Speakers: Nishant Sharma, Trina Chakrabarty, Dr (HC) C.S. Advocate, CS Rupanjana De, Rajan V. S. Kapur, Piya Nandi, Atul Singh
Talk: Bengal Art Colleges at Crossroads: Teachers' Take
Date: 4th December 2023, 4-6 PM
Venue: KCC

Join us for a captivating dialogue on the evolving canvas of Bengal's art colleges. Distinguished faculty members from renowned institutions will unravel the challenges, aspirations, and future direction of art education. The speakers are Chhatrapati Dutta (Government College of Art and Craft), Paula Sengupta (Rabindra Bharati University), Meenakshi Sengupta (Sister Nivedita University), Samindranath Majumdar (The Indian College Of Arts And Draftsmanship), Moutushi Chakraborty (Amity University), Ritendra Roy (University of Kalyani), and Prasanta Sahu (Kala Bhavana). Moderated by Nanak Ganguly.


Talk: Built Heritage: Inner and Outer Shells
Date: 4th December 2023
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: 1st-floor Amphitheatre, KCC

Join us for a talk on the conservation of built heritage organized by KCC in collaboration with Calcutta Heritage Collective as part of AMI Arts Festival 2023, where Mr. Soumen Mitra will talk about the conservation of heritage buildings initiated by him during his tenure at the helm of the Kolkata Police
Art conservation-restoration practitioner Anupam Sah will be presenting examples of the conservation and restoration of two historic interiors – a palace and a church.
Speakers: Soumen Mitra and Anupam Sah
Moderator: Monica Khosla Bhargava

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