Thursday 1 January 1970

The Visual Representation of the Mythological

On the occasion of the second edition of Summer Mela, the festival promoting Indian art and culture in Europe, two events have been organized within the ambit of the focus INDIALOGUES: MAXXI FINDs INDIA  which presents India through the stories and works of its artists.
Friday 27 June
MAXXI B.A.S.E – Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – admittance free

Talk with Samhita Arni
At eight years of age the writer and illustrator began working on her first illustrated book The Mahabharata – A Child’s View, published in seven languages. The book won the Elsa Morante prize and recognition from the German Academy for Youth Literature and the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Her second work, Sita’s Ramayana, is a graphic novel created in collaboration with the Patua artist Moyna Chitrakar and was one of the New York Times’ bestselling grahoic novels of 2011. Elle Magazine named Samhita Arni as one of the 20 emerging young writers from South East Asia. His latest book, The Missing Queen is a mythological thriller.

Talk with Raj Rewal
One of India’s best-known architects and internationally recognised for his unusual work that responds to the incessant demand for rapid urbanization and climatic problems. His architecture is distinguished by its sophisticated design and the importance given to local materials such as ochre and pink sandstone, evoking the great monuments of the Moghul era. He has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects and the Robert Mathew Award from the Commonwealth Associations of Architects.

Hanru HouArtistic Director of MAXXI
Riccardo Biadene Artistic Director of FIND

introduced by
Giorgio Milanetti Università Studi Orientali Sapienza

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Previous appointment
Wednesday 18 June, 18.00 | The performance art and body art  Nikhil Chopra

This project is part of a triennial collaboration between FIND Foundation India New Europe New Dialogues and MAXXI