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FCC club dinner and screening

Speaker: Sundaram TAGORE
Director
Topic: “The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar – An Artist’s Journey”

Mr. TAGORE will introduce the story behind the film and talk about the making of the movie: How he as an art gallery operator found the inspiration to make a documentary, his approach towards film-making, and his admiration for visual poetry.

“The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar — An Artist’s Journey” is the first and only documentary to trace the roots of Asian artists’ contributions to contemporary American art. This 60-minute film explores the life of noted Indian painter Natvar Bhavsar. Rich in visual imagery, the film opens in the vibrant village of Gothava, India, and follows Bhavsar as he journeys to New York City in the 1960s. Through the lens of one artist’s life, this documentary offers new insight into the South Asian diaspora.

Sundaram TAGORE is a New York-based art historian and an art gallery operator with galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Mr. TAGORE writes for many art publications such as Art News, the Times of India, and the Asian Art Newspaper. He has worked with numerous arts organizations, including The Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy, and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

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Speaker: Sundaram TAGORE,Director