For the past twenty five years The Seagull Foundation for the Arts has been actively supporting, nurturing and disseminating creative and critical activity in the field of the arts in India, especially fine arts, theatre and cinema, out of a deep conviction and commitment to the belief that the arts are everybody’s responsibility and a social commitment.
The only one of its kind multi-faceted arts organization in the country, Seagull fulfils the need of the arts community in a unique manner— promoting collaborative and experimental arts activity across and within disciplines; publishing in the arts and culture and media; making available documentation and critical commentary; working with youth through the arts to address issues of social concern.
Seagull School of Publishing
The Seagull School of Publishing offers a professional course—in Editing and in Book Design—run entirely by practicing publishers, editors and designers who are passionate about the craft of publishing. Hands-on training. Loads of assignments. Conversations with professionals from publishing houses in India and abroad. Field trips to printing presses. Research trips to bookstores. Open-house discussions on current issues. Classes ranging from copyright infringement to e-books to the joys of reprinting War and Peace. Internships. Fellowships for aspiring publishers. And a computer lab featuring the best of equipment and software.
New Works by K.G. Subramanyan
26 August - 8 September 2014
Lalitha Kala Akademi, Kochi
Isha Upanishad - Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee on display at the Berlin Lit Fest, September 2014.
Seagull curates and presents art exhibitions—major retrospectives by senior artists as well as the so-called 'non-saleable' aspect or area of an artist's work, which commercial galleries are reluctant to exhibit. Intervening qualitatively and making a positive difference to the aesthetics of the exhibition, the entire undertaking is a partnership between the artist and the organization.
Exhibitions Archive >>
Beautifully designed and painstakingly crafted on the occasion of the exhibition The Book of Images - Digital Collages by Sunandini Banerjee, each item in this collection is limited to 100 pieces.
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Subsequent editions will have their own distinct aesthetics and personalities.
An initiative that aims to strengthen values of mutual coexistence and respect for all communities. Conceived as a programme which grounds itself in the arts and culture, PeaceWorks works within the area of civil society and education.
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Borges and God
Naveen Kishore, Publisher, Seagull Books receives recognition from the French Government for his outstanding contribution to the field of Arts and Literature.
The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) 2014
The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture and its purpose is the recognition of outstanding contributions to the arts and literature or the propagation of these fields. Those who have ‘significantly contributed to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance’ are honoured with the award.
CHEVALIERS DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES includes Philip Glass, Quentin Blake, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Tim Burton.
Naveen Kishore's Goethe Medal acceptance speech at Weimar, Germany.
I found the words that had escaped.
Rounded them up at gunpoint.
Marched them into the compound ringed by barbed wire.
Knocked them senseless with the butt of my gun.
Watched them collapse into a heap of meaninglessness. [Read more . . .]
An Homme des Lettres, a Lover of Books, a Champion and Patron of World Literature, a Genuine Publisher. Elisabeth Ruge on Naveen Kishore and the Seagull Story
love german books: The Rest Will Fall into Place: Goethe Medal to Naveen Kishore
'[T]hat's what Naveen Kishore and Seagull have taught me: that breaking the rules is sometimes the best thing to do.'—Seagull translator and ally Katy Derbyshire, reporting from Weimar, Germany, on the Goethe Medal ceremony honouring Naveen Kishore.
Naveen Kishore, interviewed by
Deutschlandradio on being one of the 2013 Goethe Medal recipient
Seagull Books is proud to present POW! by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.
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Translator Howard Goldblatt interviewed by Stephen Sparks for the Los Angeles Review of Books
Also available Change by Mo Yan, first published in 2010 by Seagull Books as part of its What was Communism series and translated by Howard Goldblatt.
Seagull Books (estd 1982) has been crafting books with an eye to both exceptional content and radical design. What began as an instinctive and highly risky business of publishing books—books on theatre, visual arts, alternative cinema, philosophy, culture—continues to be a passionately felt need of the hour: manuscripts that need to see the light of day, to reach a readership, to stimulate minds, to change outlooks.