A Lost Future: The Otolith Group

When 1 Jun 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
Where The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
United States
Enquiry 212.620.5000

Opening Night Celebration: Friday, June 1, 20118 | 6pm – 10pm

  • Hear celebratory remarks on The Otolith Group from the Museum’s leadership at 6:45 PM.
  • Join us for a Q&A with The Otolith Group and exhibition curator Beth Citron and a series of three free film screenings in the theater at 7:00 PM.
  • Join a free guided tour of A Lost Future: The Otolith Group at 8:00 PM.
  • Groove to music in the K2 Lounge by DJ Ushka 6:00–10:00 PM and enjoy happy hour 6:00–7:00 PM.

A Lost Future: The Otolith Group (June 1–September 17, 2018) presents O Horizon, a newly completed film, which focuses on Visva Bharati, an art school at Santiniketan founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the cosmopolitan polymath who shaped Indian art, literature, music, and education. Filmed, recorded and researched over five years in West Bengal, India, O Horizon stages moments from Tagore’s extensive environmental pedagogy as a series of portraits, moods, studies, and sketches that allude to what might be described as the outlines of a “Tagorean cosmopolitics.”

O Horizon draws upon the modernist theories and practices of dance and song developed by Tagore as well as the experimental theories and practices of mural, sculpture, painting, and drawing developed by critical figures such as K.G. Subramanyan, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose, and Ramkinkar Baij, whose work shaped the ethos of generations of Indian modernists. Featuring Santiniketan, Sriniketan, and surrounding areas of Birbhum, West Bengal, O Horizondraws together dance, song, music and recital, evoking the Tagorean imagination for the twenty-first century.

A selection of earlier films, including their “premake” of Ray’s unmade film The Alien, titled Otolith III(2009), will be screened in the Rubin Museum theater on select dates.

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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