Timeout 17-02-2009

From spotlight to stamp

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 17.02.09
From spotlight to stamp
Always an important centre of artistic and intellectual endeavour, Bengal has produced some of the best works in cinema during the last century. Bengali cinema has carved its very own niche in the world of moving pictures, boasting a number of award-winning movies, internationally-acclaimed filmmakers, scriptwriters, actors, playback singers, musicians, photographers and other technicians. Cinema and Allied Arts of Bengal in the Courtyard of Philately, the ongoing exhibition of stamps, presents a study of Bengali cinema from its advent in 1898 till the present day, albeit with several discontinuities. The main aim of this presentation is to draw more and more people to the fascinating world of philately and create an atmosphere of friendship and fraternity through this unique and interesting hobby. Apart from philatelic material, the collection on display includes some rare non-philatelic memorabilia that hold special value to all cinema lovers. Among them is a still photograph of Satyajit Ray with the 12th Palden Thondup Mamgyal and his wife Hope Cooke, shot during filming of Ray’s controversial documentary Sikkim in 1971. Also, an original advertisement booklet of the film, Mahanisa (1936), picture postcards of Ray’s Pather Panchali (a still from the film appears here) and rare picture postcards of yesteryear’s theatre personalities and an original VCD stamp. Hosted by Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Calcutta and Forum for Philately.

Event: A philatelic exhibition on cinema When: Till February 19; 4 pm - 7 pm Where: Gorky Sadan


Till February 17 at Chemould, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Avijit Dey, Chinmoy Pandit, Prasanna Chaudhuri and Provat Majhi of Colour Juggler. Till February 20 at Jamini Roy Gallery (3rd floor), Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Himalayan Mountains in Colour — an exhibition of paintings by Kouzui Shimoura, eminent artist from Japan. Till February 20 at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: Bose Pacia presents a group show, Analytical Engine. Curated by Heidi Fichtner. Till February 20 at Indian Society of Oriental Art, 5th floor, Apeejay House, 15 Park Street; 5 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of selected works by the present and past students of the Society. Till February 21 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue; 1 pm - 7 pm: The Nature of Nature, an expression of mystical naturescapes by Tapan Das, Anjan Mazumder and Anindya Chakraborty. Till February 21 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, Buckback House, #22873377; 11 am - 7 pm: Kollection — paintings and sculptures by leading modern and contemporary artists. Participating artists: K.G. Subramanyan, Akbar Padamsee, Jogen Chowdhury, Suhas Roy, Dipak Banerjee, S. Harsha Vardhana, Amitava Das, Sunil Gawde, Prabhakar Kolte, Ganesh Haloi, Prakash Karmakar, Bijon Chowdhury, Kartick Chandra Pyne, Amitabh Sengupta, Prasanta Sahu, Atin Basak, Kazi Nasir, Subrata Saha, Ashok Mullick, Sekhar Kar, Yugal Kishore Sharma, Chandrima Bhattacharya, K.S. Radhakrishnan and Subrata Biswas. Till February 22 at Monastery of Art, 48/44 Swiss Park, #24246534; 2 pm - 7 pm: Paintings and photographs by Sara and Joy Bhaduri. Till February 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination — an exhibition of the works by Kartick Pyne, Atin Basak, Tapas Sardar, Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Sanatan Dinda, Sukanta Das, Bratin Khan, Aditya Basak, Sibsaday, Subroto Das and others. Till February 28 (except Sunday) at CIMA Gallery; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (2 pm - 7 pm): Shall Return Again... — Recent works by Paramjit Singh. Till February 28 (except Sunday) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (11 am - 7 pm): Mindscape — Works by Harish Ojha, Rahul B. Wagh and Hemant Rao. Till February 28 (except Sunday) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 6.30 pm: Gods, Icons, Masses — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by Anirudh Chari. Participating artists: Satyajit Das, Jotirmoy De, Snehasis Maity, Lalt Kishor Pradhan and Debanjan Roy. Till February 28 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Artistic Impression presents an art exhibition, organised by Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd and South City Mall. Till March 4 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #24651444; 11 am - 7 pm: An Inner Journey — The works of Katayun Saklat. Till March 12 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Masterpieces II — an exhibition of selected paintings and sculptures by Paritosh Sen, K.H. Ara, Ajit Chakraborty, Ganesh Pyne, Kartick Chandra Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, T. Vaikuntam, Partha Pratim Deb, Amalnath Chakladhar, Sanat Kar, P.R. Narvekar, Sekhar Ray, Subrata Biswas, Tapas Biswas, Nantu Behari Das and others.


February 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pancham Vaidic presents Chandali, based on Tagore’s Chandalika. Drama, direction & acting: Saoli Mitra. February 17 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ritwik (South) presents Ichchhe Puran, directed by Pranab Chattopadhyay. February 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. February 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ekush Shatak will stage A Maya Kajal. Drama: Sekhar Samaddar. Direction: Adhir Basu. February 21 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop will stage Jal Chhabi. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay.


February 18 at Rabindra Sadan; 7 pm: Shruti presents a solo recital of Tagore songs by Sudeshna Chatterjee, dramatized reading of Karna-Kunti Sambad by Suchitra Mitra and Subir Mitra, and dance-drama Chitrangada. February 19 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Rabinandan will stage Tagore’s Kach-O-Debjani, with Jagannath Basu and Debjani Majumdar in recitation, Poly Guha and Pradipta Neogy in dance, and Esha Mitra and artistes of Rabinandan in songs. February 19 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30 pm: The Dhrupad Roots in Rabindrasangeet — a jugalbandi of the East and West by Kaberi Kar and Francesca Cassio.


Till February 19 at the Multipurpose Hall (1st floor), Aaykar Bhavan, P-7 Chowringhee Square; 1.30 pm - 2 pm & 6 pm - 8 pm: Income Tax Photographic Circle presents the 4th Annual Exhibition of of Photographs and Slides. Slide show: By members at 6.30 pm daily; by Shibnath Basu today at 7.30 pm and by Joydeep Mitra tomorrow at 7.30 pm.


Till February 17 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, Ballygunge Place, #2440 8926; 10 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of Indigo on textile. Till February 17 at Micasa, 229 AJC Bose Road, Crescent Tower, 6th floor; 11.30 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of affordable art by young, contemporary artists. Till February 19 at Gorky Sadan; 4 pm - 7 pm: Russian Center of Science and Culture in Calcutta, in association with Forum for Philately, presents a philatelic exhibition, Cinema and Allied Arts of Bengal in the Courtyard of Philately. Souvik Roy curates the exhibition from his personal collection. Till February 20 at Stanley Boutique, Level 3, Mirania Gardens, 11F East Topsia Road, Calcutta 46; 11 am - 7 pm: Stanley Boutique, in association with Jagriti Art Initiative, presents a furniture and art show. Till February 23 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace (off Gokhale Road), #2223 9422; 10 am - 7 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Tribal Treasure, a display/demonstration of authentic tribal crafts. Till February 28 at Dakshinapan, Dhakuria; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd, presents an exhibition of wood-carvings, brass lamps, Tanjore paintings, sandalwood logs, jewellery and more. Till February 28 at 23 Raja Santosh Road, Ambika Gardens, Flat-8C, #24792697: Namrata Kanoi displays her range of footwear and designer bags.


February 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall, Gol Park; 5.30 pm: Tinni Dutta will speak on Psychospirituality and Mental Health. February 17 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.25 pm: Discourse on Sri Sri Ma Sarada Punthi by Swami Snehamayananda. February 17 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.30 pm: Aurobindo Basu of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry will speak in Bengali on Ma (The Mother).


February 17 & 18 at Surendranath College Auditorium, 24 Mahatma Gandhi Road; 10.30 am onwards: Future of Print Media — UGC sponsored national seminar, organised by Surendranath College for Women.


Till February 19 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Gorky Sadan and Eisenstein Club host Cinema Off the Beaten Path in commemoration of the 75th birth anniversary of Otar Ioseliani. Today: There Lived a Thrush.


February 17 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30 pm: Screening of Raga Unveiled: The History and Essence of North Indian Classical Music, a documentary by Gita Desai.


February 19 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall, Gol Park; 6 pm: An audio-visual presentation on Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur: A Life in Music by Prof. Amlan Dasgupta, assisted by Subhranil Sarkar.


February 17 - 26 at Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, 361 Keyatala Lane: Regional Ceramic Sculpture Camp. Inauguration todat at 5.30 pm by Pranab Ranjan Ray.


February 20 at Saturday Club: Planet M-Saturday Club Film and Music Quiz. Quizmasters: Gaurav Gupta and Samit Datta. Registration: 3 pm - 5.30 pm. Prelims at 5.30 pm. Finals: 6.30 pm onwards. Teams of 3. Entry fee: Rs 300.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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