MOG Foundation in collaboration with the Raza Foundation is organizing Raza – Souza Dialogues, a two-day symposium from 5:00 – 8:30 pm, 23 & 24 of Feb 2019 at Museum of Goa.

The dialogues conceived to be an ideational exchange between eminent artists and scholars of diverse disciplines will hold panel discussions between seemingly disparate arenas of art and expertise including contemporary visual art, literature, design and also art institutions & administration.

The symposium curated by poet, art critic, cultural theorist and writer Sabitha Satchi constitutes of four discussions between nine eminent artists and art institution builders from all over India.

The Dialogues:

  1. Orijit Sen & Wendell Rodricks (moderated by Sabitha Satchi)
    23 Feb, Saturday, 5:00-6:30 pm

A dialogue on art and design, the conversation would touch upon textile history, supporting local craftsperson and indigenous traditions as well as working with art and design collectives. Orijit’s work as a graphic artist and novelist and Wendell’s writings where art, design and writing intersect would also be a part of the discussion.

  1. Arundhati Ghosh, Suresh Jayaram & Subodh Kerkar (moderated by Sabitha Satchi):
    23 February, Saturday, 7:00-8: 30 pm

A dialogue on art institutions, the conversation would focus on India Foundation for the Arts as a patron for arts and ideas and 1 Shanti Road as a supporter of art projects and creator of archives. The importance of art institutions that support experimental work, community outreach and mentoring as well as the significance of artist-driven contemporary arts-institutions would be the highlights of the conversation.

  1. Hemant Divate & Damodar Mauzo (moderated by Subodh Kerkar)
    24 February, Sunday 5:00-6: 30 pm

It will be a conversation on the relationship between Marathi and Konkani literature, writing and publishing in bhasha languages and the politics of bhasha literature. The discussion will also touch upon the idea of the writer as publisher and the role of the writer in today’s times.

  1. Jeet Thayil & Sabitha Satchi
    24 February, Sunday 7:00-8:30 pm

A dialogue on the written word, Jeet Thayil would talk about NarcopolisThe Book of Chocolate Saints and his other published works. The conversation would also traverse through his process of research and writing for music. Sabitha Satchi would discuss her own work as poet/lyricist in Insurrections Ensemble: an Indian/South African poetry-music collaborative project. She will also talk about her poetry, music and transcontinental solidarity as well as writing in contemporary times.

The symposium is open to all and free of charges.