New Bridge Video Art Film Festival 2019

New Delhi: New Bridge Video Art Film Festival 2019 intends to create a new interest, awareness and appreciation about video art as a powerful medium reflecting and creatively and critically engaging with the contemporary times. Moreover, it aims to reach out to different art worlds as well as the diverse audience and larger public. Furthermore, this Festival will showcase films on Indian and western artists and to understand their important engagement through art practice. This programme is conceptualized and curated by Dr. Rajashree Biswal, Art Historian, Curator and Researcher, New Delhi.
New Bridge India is a nonprofit making cultural initiative by Dr. Rajashree Biswal (Art Historian, Curator and Researcher) and Birendra Pani (Contemporary Visual Artist). It intends to create a new awareness and engagement through art by bridging the gap between different ideas, persons, community, space, place, disciplines, institutions, and those existing within the system and structure. Started in 2015, it endeavours to create a novel cultural forum… to understand and engage with the complex human experience in a local, regional, national and global paradigm in the contemporary times. Moreover, to propagate ‘new viewership’ of ‘art’ and promote cultural dialogue among the larger public are important facets of this initiative.
Government College of Art and Crafts, Khallikote is one of the most significant art institutions in Odisha which has produced a large number of renowned artists as well as art educationists who had shaped the course of direction of art in Odisha. Jayant Kumar Das, the present Principal and Trinath Mohanty, Lecture in Graphics Department and others have tried to give exposure and awareness to its students by organizing various art workshops and other programmes regularly.
New Bridge Video Art Film Festival will include art films on India artists like Ramkiner Baij, Subodh Kerkar and others and on western artists like Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Keith Haring, Marina Abramovic and others.
Video art works by noted artists like Anita Dube, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Birendra Pani, Inder Salim, Kiran Subbaiah, Pooja Iranna, Pramod Pati, Pratul Dash, Pushpamala N. Ravi Agarwal, Sharmila Samant, Surekha, Subba Ghosh, Sweta Bhattad, Tushar Joag, Vivan Sundaram, Veer Munshi who have exhibited in international forums are part of this Festival. These works have been included in thematic sections like Identities, Boundaries and the Liminal Space; Foreboding Inheritance?, Towards a New Ecology and Regeneration of ‘Self’?; Folk, Kitsch and the Postmodern Flirtation; and Art, Self and Existentialism.