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Expressions of the conscience
Social consciousness stands as the definitive and unyielding cornerstone of the recent works of Ashoke Mullick. Modernistic approaches and traditional cultures are intertwined in his works. Featuring 30 paintings (oil and acrylic) and 10 paper drawings, Lightness of Being Anxious, the ongoing solo show of his works, captures the various stages of development of a city. His conscience has been deeply influenced by Picasso’s kind, in which the latter’s visual linguistics were influenced by the awareness about the social situation of human beings. Apart from the change in the composition of his paintings, the artist has also experimented with colours in his latest works. They bear more darker hues, unlike his previously dominant yellows, whites, oranges and blues. The characters portrayed by him in this show are lonely creatures with distinguished social positions. These creatures dream or hallucinate with open or closed eyes; their hopes, aspirations, desperations and unfulfilled wishes find exhausted expression through their physical existence.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by Ashoke Mullick When: Till March 13 (except Sundays); 12 noon - 7 pm Where: Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, 1st Floor


Till March 5 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Studio21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm: Pulsation — a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Sourav Chatterjee. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Dhakuria Society for Education & Expression presents an art show. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Krishna Dey, Biplab Sarkar, Mintu Mallick and Anup Kumar Biswas. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, West & New South galleries; 3 pm - 8 pm: Creative Wave presents the 8th group show of paintings and sculptures. Participating artists: Sunil Das, Dwijen Gupta, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Biman Bihari Das, Swapnendu Bhowmik, Archana Das, Kamalaksha Gangopadhyay, Karunamoy Sur, Bhaskar Lahiri, Sandip Chakraborty, Sumitabha Pal, Prabal Roy, Subroto Pal, Parag Roy, Asok Mondal, Chandan Debnath, Debika Mukherjee, Rajat Sen, Krishna Guchait, Pradip Sengupta and Srinjoy Gangopadhyay. Till February 24 at Starmark, G-202 City Centre; February 25 to March 7 at Starmark, South City Mall; 11 am to 8 pm: Art on Easel, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Anjan Modak, Satavisha Hazra, Soma Das and Sumana Biswas. Co-ordinated by artworkshop. Till February 25 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by some underprivileged children of project Gold Underground. Presented by Kolkata Sukriti Foundation and Lions Club International District 322 B 1. Till February 27 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, #4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 2 pm - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Sisyphus Effect featuring work by Sanchayan Ghosh. Till February 27 at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #2464 2617; 2 pm - 7 pm: Works of Akhilesh. Till February 27 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Rapture of Form —paintings by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Subrata Pal, Subrata Das, Samir Paul, Sukanta Das and others. Till February 28 (except Saturday) at Galerie La Mère, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and drawings by lady artists. Till February 28 at Ahuja Museum for the Arts, 26 Lee Road; 12 noon - 7 pm: Young Indian Artists-I — an exhibition of paintings from the Museum’s collection. Till February 28 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of Nijanta, a group of artists. Till February 28 at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 1 pm - 8 pm: 90 Minutes in Heaven — an exhibition of contemporary paintings by Suman Sarkar. Till March 1 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road ( Ist floor); 4 pm - 8 pm: Spring Fest — watercolours by Shyamal Sen. Till March 2 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, 2448 4925; 11 am - 8 pm: Mark of Masters-1 and Mark of Masters-2 — the etchings of masters of Indian art. Participating artists: Anupam Sud, Arpana Caur, Dipak Banerjee, Jatin Das, Jogen Chowdhury, K. Laxma Goud, Lalitha Lajmi, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Madhavi Parekh, Manu Parekh, Neeraj Goswami, Nirmalendu Das, Paresh Maity, Prafulla Dhanukar, Sanat Kar, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Shuvaprasanna, Suhas Roy and Yashpal Chandrakar. Till March 6 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): Rhythmic Significance — work of Partha Shaw. Till March 13 (except Sundays) 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 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Kunwarji’s Ground — new works by Dileep Sharma.


Till February 27 at Tapan Theatre: Arghya Natya Samaroh 2010, a festival of plays produced by Arghya. Today at 6.45 pm: Kalidasa’s Meghadootam and Mahasveta Devi’s Kunti O Nishadi. Concept & direction: Manish Mitra. February 24 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC’s monthly theatre show will feature Antar Hote Udasi (in Hindi), a collage of Pakistani short stories written by eminent Sindhi, Baluchi and Punjabi writers. A Choop Katha production, conceived and directed by Dolly Basu. February 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajantrik presents Pratham Paath, written and directed by Ramaprasad Banik. February 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: The premiere show of Nandikar’s Madhabi. Drama: Bhisham Sahni. Adaptation & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. The cast includes Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Partha Pratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. February 26 at Academy of Fine Arts & February 27 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram will stage Ja Nei Bharatey. Direction & performance: Manoj Mitra. February 26 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Spandan will stage its new production, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, a suspense legal drama in Hindi, based on Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men. Direction: Ashok Singh. Produced by Spandan in aid of its ‘Cause for Theatre’ project.


Till March 1 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts and Tasveer present The Virtual Immigrant (an exhibition of 3D Lenticular Prints) by photographer Annu Palakunatthu Matthew. Till March 5 (except Mondays & public holidays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: East City — Kolkata Before the Campaign, photographs by Leena Kejriwal.


February 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. February 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. February 24 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Sri Ramakrishna Punthipath O Alochana. Speaker: Swami Buddhadevananda. February 24 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Debesh Pal will speak on Turianander Patravali.


February 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Sura Kavya Trust & Hari Krishna Mandir Trust, Pune pay homage to Dilip Kumar Roy (Dadaji). Introduction by Shuvaprasanna. Sandhya Sanglap on Dadaji by Alokeranjan Dasgupta and Samik Bandyopadhyay. Screening of The Retreat, a documentary on Dadaji produced by Hari Krishna Mandir Trust. Release of Varan Malika (English version), a collection of tribute to Dilip Kumar Roy by eminent personalities. Songs will be rendered by Swastika Mukhopadhyay.


February 24 at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street; 7 pm: Oxford Bookstore, Calcutta and The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) celebrate the publication of The Hoogly: Living with our river with readings, river songs and audio-visual presentation.


February 24 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Docu-Forum - Screening of three films by Biju Toppo and Meghnad Bhattachartya: Gadi Lohardaga Mail, Iron is Hot and Gaon Chodab Nahi. February 24 at Nandan-II: Cine Central, Calcutta presents the screening of The House of Sand (Brazil; Dir: Andrucha Waddington) at 4.30 pm, and The Hair Dresser’s Husband (France; Dir: Patrice Lecante) at 6.30 pm. February 24 - 26 at Seagull arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 6.30 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Inspiration Films, a series of films that inspired other films around the world. Today: Forty Shades of Blue (2005, English/108 minutes), directed by Ira Sachs.


Till February 27 at Nandalal Bose Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Sutra, the NGO, presents Vastra, an exhibition of textiles from the 17th century onwards as part of its programme on textile traditions and consevation of textiles.


February 24 at Threads, 89 Ballygunge Place; 11 am - 2 pm: Workshop on the fancy and traditional art of Saree Draping to be conducted by well-known designers Radhika Singhi and Sayantan Sarkar. For details, call Poonam Mangala (Voiceworx Events) on 96744 72350 or mail at threads@voiceworx.inAll 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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