Osianama at Liberty : Opening Daily from 18th September 2015 with Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Retrospective & Gandhiji : The Fuller-Full Life of a Mahatma
It has only been twenty years in the making, but through thick and thin, crises and boom, the mind has kept its focus - that India must have a strongly independent, intellectually vibrant & financially self-sufficient, private-sector driven cultural & educational institution which daily showcases the holistic living classical, medieval and modern creative traditions as well as the new emerging contemporary forms of India's cultural civilization.
Osianama is that hopefully Institution, coming to you, first from Mumbai, across three exclusive venues - Osianama at Liberty (Opens daily from 18th September 2015 with a focus on Indian, Asian, Arab & World Cinema and the Indian Popular Cultures); Osianama at Tao (Opened on 8th September 2015, with a focus on the Indian & Asian Modern & Contemporary Fine Arts & Antiquities) and Osianama at HQ where the Osian's Archive, Library and Research Centre opens in December 2015. The fourth venue will be Osianama at Vanraja, New Delhi which will focus on Animal Welfare, Veterinary Sciences & Nature Studies.
Thus Osianama together with www.osianama.com will create its unique online-offline cultural, cinematic and artistic learning experience, allowing each Member and individual to customize their interests and needs so as to study and explore anew India' s cultural civilization. There is still much progress to be made. However, in the days to come we will share and clarify the Calendar of various events for your participation, review and joy as the building process continues...
Among the highlights for this first month of activities 'Jashn-Osianama' (8th September to 4th October 2015) are Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Retrospective & his 1st Director's Masterclass along with the 1st Photography Masterclass by Raghu Rai; the 1st Panel Discussion on India's Cultural Renaissance (with Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Girish Kasaravalli, Dr. Kanak Rele, Gieve Patel, Sen Kapadia & Neville Tuli); a mini-Film Festival, Round-table Discussion and major Exhibition on Gandhiji : The Fuller-Full Life of a Mahatma, featuring the first complete showing of his last days photographed by French master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson from the Osian's Archive Collection and the rare personal artifacts of Gandhiji from the Collection of Kamal Morarka which were purchased so as to bring them back to India from British Collections.