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YPS International Salon 2019 Exhibition & Award Ceremony
August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019
YPS Salon | Award Ceremony Aug 25 – 11:00am | Exhibition Aug 24 & 25 | Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
You are Cordially Invited
YPS Executive Committee & YPS International Salon 2019 Committee are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to all
- YPS Members,
- Salon participants,
- Salon Sponsors & Supporters &
- Photo/Art Lovers
to join us during the 2-Day YPS International Salon 2019 Exhibition-cum-Slideshow events on Saturday, August 24th at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
The exhibition will be open on both days from 11:00am to 6:30pm. The Accepted images will also be on a slideshow on both the days.
The Award Ceremony of the Exhibition will be held on Sunday, August 25th at 11:00am. The chief guest at this ceremony will be Dr. Doddarange Gowda, Kannada Poet, Cine Lyricist, Retd. Professor and Ex. M.Lc.
Please join us with friends and family and make the event a great success.
Sun, August 25, 11:00am – Award Ceremony
The winners of the YPS Intenational Salon 2019 will be recognised. We will also recognize and thank Sponsors and Supporters who have contributed to the success of the Salon. The event starts with refreshments at 10:30am and the award ceremony will start at 11:00am.
YPS Executive Committee extends warm invitation to all photo and art lovers to join us during the Award Ceremony of YPS Intenational Salon 2019 on Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 10:30am at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Sat, August 24, 11am-1pm
A Slideshow by Mr. S P Nagendra, a wildlife photographer
Sat, August 24, 3pm-4pm
“Koothu” – A documentary by Ms. Sandhya Kumar
In many villages in Tamil Nadu, a theatre tradition still links people with a past. Closely connected with religion and caste rituals, koothu brings to life stories about gods, demigods, kings and demons from the Indian epics. A typical koothu performance is an all-night show in which performers wear elaborate make-up, costumes and wooden ornaments, and simultaneously sing, dance and act on stage.
During the festival season, many koothu companies tour the countryside, often commissioned by villages to perform for several consecutive nights. Yet, in spite of its enduring rural popularity and because of its low-caste associations, koothu struggles to find place and patronage in urban art circles. Who creates the binaries of folk and classical? Who decides what is crude and what is sophisticated? Through the work of two koothu masters, P. Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran, the film Koothu delves into questions of representation and patronage of the art form while presenting its art and aesthetics.
Ms. Sandhya Kumar is a film and communications graduate of San Francisco Art Institute and Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. Her 2012 documentary, ‘O Friend, This Waiting!’ won the Indian National Film Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film, for its unconventional exploration of the Devadasi tradition in South India through the medium of love-poetry. Sandhya’s films have traveled in India and internationally, with screenings at the Mumbai International Film Festival, The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, SF MOMA, The 3rd I South Asian Film Festival, Film South Asia, Kathmandu and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. She had received film grants from the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) and has been an ATSA fellow at ARThink South Asia.