Snapshots from the CIMA awards: The Kolkata Art Festival 2017

CIMA and Pushpa Bitan Friendship Society hosted The Juxtaposition in collaboration with scenographer Swarup Dutta (inset) on February 9 at Daga Nikunj. The event, which was a part of the CIMA Awards: Kolkata Art Festival 2017, with The Telegraph as associate sponsor, saw around 15 floral artists from Pushpa Bitan Friendship Society come together to create flower-based installations, enhancing Swarup’s photographs. The display was a delightful mix of photography, art installations and flowers. All the works on display had a common theme: “modernity, as it has entered the lives of women through technological advancements to help them with all their chores”. 

  • Published 1.03.17

Usha Uthup picked out musical gems from different corners of India to pay a tribute to unity through diversity at Salaam India, presented by Victoria Memorial Hall at the Western Quadrangle on February 11. The concert was a part of the month-long CIMA Awards: The Kolkata Art Festival 2017. The next evening, the Usha show shifted to the Calcutta Club grounds.

(L-R) Mainak Bhaumik, director; Ananda Lal, professor and theatre director; Ayan Sen, architect; Alka Pande, art historian;  Priti Patel, danseuse; Bickram Ghosh, percussionist; and Kalyan Ray, author, discussed ‘System of the Arts: Towards a Unity’ at 3 Dover Park as part of the four-day International Symposium.

Text: Sulogna Ghosh and Arunima Pal
Pictures: Rashbehari Das, Pabitra Das, B. Halder, Gopal Senapati, Mayukh Sengupta