Two films by Ashish Avikunthak
Fri, November 9, 2012 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
Kalighat Fetish (1999, 23 mins, Color/BW) & Vakratunda Swaha (2010, 22 mins, Color/BW)
Ashish Avikunthak is a film maker whose works have been exhibited widely in film festival and museums and galleries worldwide. Notable screenings were at the Tate Modern, London, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Taipei Biennale along with London, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Berlin film festivals among other locations. He has had retrospective of his works at Goethe Institute, Calcutta (2004), Les Inattendus, Lyon (2006), Yale University (2008) and the National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai (2008) and most recently at Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris (2012). He has had solo shows at Aicon Gallery in London & New York, and Gallery Chatterjee & Lal in Bombay. He has a PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and has taught at Yale University. He is now an
Assistant Professor of Film Media at the Harrington School of Communication & Media, University of Rhode Island.