MY KOLKATA IN KOLKATA 3.0 (Exhibition)

'My Kolkata in Kolkata' or MKIK is one of Kolkata’s most sought-after annual photography shows, celebrating both the city and the photographers. In 2022, Reena Dewan, the curator of this initiative, invites photographers to explore the idea of ‘Isolation’ and to interpret the same in their own way. With Covid-19 wreaking havoc around the world, ‘isolation’ has become a household word; an everyday reality. The pandemic-induced lockdown cornered each and every individual and forced them to go into isolation. While on one hand this state of isolation submerged human consciousness into an acute feeling of crisis, loneliness and helplessness, on the other hand, it also led to the blossoming of creativity. Engineers became chefs, accountants became painters and bankers discovered their inner musicians. Time spent alone almost always leads to introspection and clarity on how one wants their life to be. Isolation feels like a dark tunnel but most of the time, there is a light at the end of it. 

Isolation is also a personal affair. One might choose to isolate oneself. They can feel isolated even in a crowd and not because of loneliness. While isolation can be painful, it can often be contemplative and productive. It is worth remembering that isolation can also be found in our surroundings - from nature to architecture. One solitary leaf on a barren tree, a dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere - isolation is all-pervasive. Isolation can also be a lens through which one views the world. Delving deep into the multitude of faces of Isolation is what MKIK 3.0 is all about.

Emerging Artist’s Platform

KCC Emerging Artist’s Platform is an initiative to present original thoughts and practices by young and emerging practitioners from the field of performing arts. Under this program KCC presents original creations by the selected applicants as well as create opportunity of making performances in response to other multi-disciplinary creations. The program offers a space, technical support, review/critique and a supporting amount as remuneration to the selected performers.