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Creations on silk
In Latin, ‘seri’ means silk, and in Greek, ‘graphos’ means to draw. Thus, a serigraph is a fine art print, which has been produced using the screen-printing method. The serigraphs in the ongoing show, The Complete Collection — an exhibition of Limited Edition Serigraphs, by Sakti Burman are made using inks and paper of archival quality. All the serigraphs are numbered, titled and signed by the artist himself. Each serigraph is accompanied by an individual ‘Certificate of Authenticity’, giving details about the title, image size, paper size, paper quality, edition, year of release, and assuring that only archival materials have been used in the making of this serigraph and guaranteeing that no more serigraphs of the same image will be produced. In Burman’s art, the past is never past, nor is it ever singular. Various Indian and European pasts inhabit the floating present tense of his paintings and serigraphs: they are spoken and acted in his frames by protagonists drawn from Greek and Hindu mythology, west European art history, Bengali popular culture and family folklore. The Mughal gardens that once surrounded the Taj Mahal are re-animated here, as are pastoral scenes of revelry by the rivers of France, both visions long lost under the impact of industrial modernity and its ideology of relentless speed and progress.

lEvent: An exhibition of limited edition serigraphs by Sakti Burman lWhen: Till March 13; 11 am - 8 pm lWhere: Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road

ART

Till April 3 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, #2485 8717; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 2 pm - 7 pm: Symbols & Metaphors — an exhibition of the works of Samir Aich, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Alok Bal, A. Balasubramaniam, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Atul Dodiya, Jaya Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, M.F. Husain, Farhad Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Paresh Maity, Veer Munshi, Baiju Parthan, Ganesh Pyne, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Arpita Singh, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Ram Singh Urveti and others. March 9 - 11 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: The sixth solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and lyrics by Tarak Nath Mondal. Inauguration today at 5 pm. Till March 9 at Halo Heritage Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #24190133: The second exposition of paintings and sculptures by the members of Inflorescence. Till March 10 at Eye on Art, 3 Pretoria Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Freshness of Life — an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tapan Pathak. Till March 10 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Paintings by Shomi Banerjee. Till March 11 at Nandalal Bose Hall, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Beyond Objecthood, an exhibition of the works of Adip Dutta, Akhilesh, Anjum Singh, Anupam Chakraborty, Arindam Chatterjee, Bose Krishnamachari, Harsha Swaminathan, Jayashree Chakravarty, John Tun Sein, Manjari Chakravarti, Manisha Parekh, Nantu Behari Das, Saba Hasan, Samir Aich, Samindranath Majumder, Seema Ghurayya, Tanmoy Samanta and Tapati Chowdhury. Till March 11 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 10 am - 7 pm: Mythology in Monochrome by Nandan Purkayastha. March 12 at The Art Gallery, The ITC Sonar; 7.15 pm: City police chief Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti will inaugurate an exhibition of paintings by well-known artists of Calcutta. Curated by Keshav Roy. The works will be on display till March 14, 11 am to 6 pm. Till March 12 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Rotary International Dist 3291, Rotary Club of New Ballygunge presents an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Karmakar, Bijon Chowdhury, Wasim Kapur, Isha Mohammad, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Anita Roy Choudhury, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Dipali Bhattacharya, Jaya Ganguly, Chandra Bhattacharya, Anup Karar, Shefali Mukherjee, Suvankar Maitra, Tapan Mitra, Shyamal Mukherjee, Anup Giri, Aloke Bhattacharya and Amitabha Sengupta. Till March 13 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street; #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Lightness of being Anxious, an exhibition of paintings by Ashoke Mullick. Till March 14 at Victoria Memorial Hall; 10 am - 5 pm: Award-winning and selected artworks of the faculty of visual arts, Rabindra Bharati University. Till March 14 at Bose Pacia, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Kunwarji’s Ground — new works by Dileep Sharma. Till March 14 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Contemporary Nines presents an exhibition of recent artworks by Subrata Saha, Dipankar Sinha, Ranadip Das, Madhubanti Banerjee, Parthapratim Saha, Swati Mukherjee, Dip Banerjee, Bibek Paul, Pratima Seal, Piyush Kanti Gayen, Ghanshyam Gupta, Ananya Banerjee and Ratan Saha. Till March 20 (except Sundays & national holidays) at The Harrington Street Art Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #2282 9220; 12 noon - 8 pm: Stains on my Chintz — featuring works by Archana Hande, Lavanya Mani, Paula Sengupta, Joscelyn Gardner, Michele Elliot and Teresa Cole. Curated by Dr Paula Sengupta. Till March 20 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Beyond Desire — Fourteen works of erotic sculpture by painter Sunil Das. Till March 31 (except Sundays) at Ahuja Museum for the Arts, 26 Lee Road, #4003 4974; 12 noon - 7 pm: Colombian Art by Antonio Zapata. Till March 31 (except Mondays) at Gallery Rasa, 828/1 Block-P New Alipore, #24007348; 3 pm - 8 pm: The graphic world of M.F. Husain. Till March 31 at Gallery Indian Images, 60/128 Haripada Dutta Lane, Golf Gardens, #98746 71820: First Leaf of Spring — the inaugural exhibition of the gallery features paintings, sculptures and photographs.

PERFORMING ARTS

March 9 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC hosts its Pratibha Utsav featuring young, talented artistes who are Government of India scholarship holders: Jayitri Mazumdar and Arnab Chatterjee (Hindustani classical vocal music) and Kaustavi Sarkar (Odissi dance). March 9 at Rotary Sadan, 94/2 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 7 pm: With a view to spread awareness on the need to eradicate polio, Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City, in association with EZCC, presents End Polio Now concert, featuring santoor maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, with Subhajyoti Guha on the tabla.

DRAMA

March 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Prachya presents its maiden production, Soumitra Chattopadhyay’s Tritiyo Anka, Atayeb. Performance: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay, Poulami Basu and Soumitra Chattopadhyay.. Till March 12: Kathakriti Natya Samaroh 2010, a festival of plays hosted by Kathakriti to mark its 22nd foundation day. Today at Tapan Theatre, 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage Daibaddha. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. Till March 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Narir Mancha — Nandipat’s theatre fest. Today: Bijolibalar Mukti by Uhinee. Direction: Adrija Dasgupta. March 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Nandikar will stage its latest production, Madhabi. Drama: Bhisham Sahni. Adaptation & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. The cast includes Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Partha Pratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta.

RECORDINGS

March 9 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 4.30 pm: Shrutanjali — the fourth session of the recordings of Dilip Kumar Roy’s variegated musical compositions rendered in his own voice along with short discourses on the songs selected. Featuring songs heard by Ma Indira Devi in her spiritual trance rendered by Dilip Kumar Roy and Ma Indira Devi herself.

WOMEN’S DAY

March 9 & 10 at Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University: School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University commemorates The International Women’s Day: Centenary Year (1910-2010). Today, 10.45 am onwwards: Poster making; presentation by Zubaan; Plays; Introducing 8th March; Historical significance of International Women’s Day; Address by Usha Ganguli; and prize distribution. Also, Travelling Poster Exhibition by Zubaan (Delhi) at the Foyer, Triguna Sen Auditorium, 10 am - 5 pm.

TALK

March 9 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Hiranmoy Banerjee will speak in English on Contemporary Philosophical Theories on Justice and Equality. March 9 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Krishna Chatterjee will speak on Sri Sri Mayer Katha. March 9 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.40 pm: Swami Vamanananda will speak on Practice of Spirituality and Meditation. March 9 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will dicuss in Bengali Sri Sri Mayer Katha.

SEMINAR

March 9 at Vidyasagar Hall of The Asiatic Society; 10.30 am: A day-long seminar of celebrate 200 years of the Bengali Bible. Rt Reverend Ashok Biswas, Hon’ble Bishop of Calcutta, will inaugurate the seminar. March 9 at Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur; 10.15 am: UGC-sponsored national seminar on Development Communication: Role of Media. Till March 11 at Kala Mandir; 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm: Mind Unlimited presents Mind Power Seminar by Dr Sneh Desai. For details, call 90078 73073/74/49.

EXHIBITION

Till March 18 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Dimensions of the Plane — Communication Design in Germany, an exhibition of contemporary communication design in Germany. Till March 22 at Yuba Bharati Krirangan adjacent ground; 1 pm - 8 pm: Lexpo-XXXIV — an exclusive fair of leather items by Indian Leather Technologists’ Association.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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