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(Birla Academy of Art & Culture, October 29, 6.30 pm) lBritish Council and Birla Academy present an exhibition of inventive works, produced from recycled materials by over 20 British artists. Some of the works on display are Edward Teasdale’s reclaimed timber, Joanne Lucie Tinker’s tin (picture above), Justine Smith’s papier maché and Emma O’Dare’s glass

Call of the Real

(Taj Bengal, October 30, 6 pm) lThe book, to be launched on Thursday, focuses on 11 contemporary artists of Bengal, including Jogen Chowdhury, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Suvaprasanna, Paresh Maity, Paritosh Sen and Ramananda Bandopadhyay. The event will also feature an exclusive exhibition of some of the recent works of the artists

Traces of India

(Edited by Maria Antonella Pelizzari) lThe 12 essays, illustrated by dozens of pictures and images, by scholars in different disciplines, provide an insight into photography, architecture and politics of representation in the country, from 1850 to 1900. It is study in the visual culture of colonialism.

The Velvet Underground

(The Velvets) lThe very antithesis of commercialism, the Velvets scarcely sold during their time, being light-years away from the peace-and-love theme endemic to the music of that era. Nonetheless, the absence of chart smashes has not dimmed the influence of this band of rare talent
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