Mala & Mahler, a Zubin Mehta opus

This year marks 40 years of a cultural milestone, the coming together of two Indian maestros subscribing to tw...

Untethered concerns

A title is an anchor, but also a limiting tether. So Cima chooses to call its current show, on till January 30...

Rare gem

Performances that approximate perfection are rare; going out on a limb, this reviewer will claim for Virahagat...

Mani & John, a violin-guitar exploration

Violin meets guitar. Separated by the seven seas, two legends come together for the first time. The Conve...

Chameli Ramachandran’s art find place in Vadehra Art Gallery

Delhi’s Vadehra Art Gallery kicked off the year with a solo show by artist Chameli Ramachandran, titled ...

Sculptor Adip Dutta’s tribute to his mentor Meera Mukherjee

Tracing back the journey and practice of artist and sculptor Adip Dutta and the influence of the late, revered...

Arts  /  Published 02.01.21

Benode Behari: colour in the darkness

Benode Behari had a mind of his own; instead of raising the flag of nationalism and harking back to history and myths like many contemporaries, he sought inspiration in the world he observed around hi...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 02.01.21

Pulled apart

Chetana reaffirmed its commitment to political theatre by premiering two productions on November 22, its foundation day, at the Academy of Fine Arts. Whereas Girgiti — adapted from a S...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 02.01.21

Heed the signs

Only five works from five young artists. This measured step of Emami Art’s first gallery show in months, Fluid Boundaries, indicates how Covid caution has wisely put on hold big, bloated ar...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 31.12.20

How the art world coped with 2020

We thrive on physical encounters. This year with restrictions, we found it challenging to operate without installing these wonderful exhibitions in person. So we had to break the mould in many fundame...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Arts  /  Published 28.12.20

Newsmakers from the music industry in 2020

1. Outsiders-insiders Tiwa Savage, 40, has lived in Nigeria, London and America, giving her music a wide expanse. In a career marked by four albums — the latest came through this year — s...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 26.12.20

Untitled: Art without a name

By Chandreyee Chatterjee in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 26.12.20

Join the fray: Recreating Beckett's Godot

Calcutta is never tired of Waiting for Godot. There have been quite a few Bengali adaptations of this Samuel Beckett classic since the 1970s. While most played it straight, some went for adaptati...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 26.12.20

Lined with nostalgia

Calcuttans worth their salt cannot claim to be ignorant about College Street. Unfortunately, the image that is most commonly associated with College Street is that of the main avenue, with pavement st...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 26.12.20

An unsettling awe

The thickets in Jayashree Chakravarty’s paintings trap your gaze the way underbrush in a forest would your feet. An intricate web of paint, pencil, ink, charcoal and tea stains, along with odds ...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 19.12.20

Lighter shades

A human tale of motherly love and step-motherly pettiness, mixed motives and shrewd manipulations, movement of queenly poise that cannot conceal an undertow of unease, Rohini Banerjee’s work-in-...
By Kathakali Jana in


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