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Online via Zoom


Critical Analysis of Art Module VI

Rohit Goel

3 - 27 April 2024

Wednesdays and Saturdays

8 Sessions

INR 7,500 Participation

INR 10,000 Participation + Writing

6:30 PM IST - 8:30 PM IST 

Worldwide Registration Open

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About the Course

Seeing ten films by Abbas Kiarostami, we’ll hone ways of imaging out of the repetition compulsion of crisis in capitalist modernity. We’ll focus primarily on the films, alongside interviews with Kiarostami and the most rigorous film theoretic engagement with his forms and concepts: inter alia, Giorgio Agamben, Joan Copjec, Youssef Ishaghpour, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

First Case, Second Case (1979)


Fellow Citizen (1982)


Where is my Friend’s House? (1987)


Close-up (1990)


Life, and Nothing More…(1992)


Through the Olive Trees (1994)


Taste of Cherry (1997)


The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)


Ten (2002)


Certified Copy (2010)

About the Professor

Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the editor of Future Perfect: Catastrophe and Redemption in the Contemporary (Kaph 2023) and the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury 2019). Rohit has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge


Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful attendance of a course or a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Evaluation if they successfully attend and complete the final assignment. Those who complete three courses (attendance and writing) in the Critical Analysis of Art over two calendar years are eligible for a BICAR Diploma in Critical Analysis of Art.

Refund Policy

We will refund your mode of payment — minus a 25% processing fee — if you choose not to take this course after the first session. Or, you can ‘roll over’ your balance to another or future BICAR course without a fee deduction.


To register, we can facilitate two modes of payment — either a direct bank transfer to our Indian account or we also have a PayPal link:


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