Masterpeace Bengal and Culture Monks along with its partners has started a project called Harvesting plastic which aims to forge partnership with various stakeholders, build dialogue in several communities and work towards of an environmentally sustainable future for the state of West Bengal.
Read the Curatorial note and other details here
The announcement of Harvesting Plastic
A socially engaged art project which examines the nexus between human and technology and particularly looks at the situation of plastic in our lives and find ways to make Kolkata free of single use plastic waste and usage.
The Harvesting Plastic project included an inaugural session which featured live painting and performances. This was to bring the various stakeholders together for the clean up .
The clean up activity took place at Mullick Ghat. More than 100 volunteers participated in spite of inclement weather. A storytelling session by Pradip Chattopadhyay & Janardan Ghosh was held and the volunteers also participated in the same.
Video of the Performance during the inauguration.
Some Paintings from the Exhibition
Screening of the Video Art collection called Contaminated Progress at the Global Bootcamp of Masterpeace Global in Tunisia
The New Museum of Networked Art is happy to announce the next WOW manifestation WOW.27 / Tunisia 7-10 October 2019 selection entitled Contaminated Progress curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne list of videos Robert Dohrmann (USA) – All Systems Go – Neil Armstrong, 2009, 3:16 Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – 370
Creating Environmental Awareness in Children through Theatre
We have been raising awareness about the critical function of the Environment amongst children through theatre.
We adapted the texts of The Giving Tree by Shel SIlverstein to current context where the phenomenal activism by Great Thunberg has changed the way in which children and youth are now participating in the Climate Change movement, and in articulating the dystopian future which stares us on our face, we were able to reach out to more than 100 children in 2019, including children of Indian Army personnel at Fort Wiliam, Kolkata, India.