Timeout 17-12-2007

Colour of consciousness

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 17.12.07
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Colour of consciousness
The central theme of Finnish painter Soile Yli-Mäyry is the human being which is neither the motif of an art figure nor the pretence to an aesthetic description. Yli-Mäyry studied at the Liberal Art School at Helsinki and the Stuttgart Academy in Germany. Her paintings, to her, are a means of the expression of an elemental substance that manifests itself in the personal harmony between the artist and her surroundings. Her colours are, as Professor Rudolf Hoegale of Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, comments, “not merely an objective phenomenon, but a lyrical fate”. The use of colours is striking, but all her works have that feminine softness which is integral to the way she looks at the world. Her paintings and drawings have a connection with real life, its figures, conditions and objects. One cannot miss out on the theme of her ongoing exhibition which depicts the alienation of the human being from nature, defining in every way her personal expression of the tension.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by Soile Yli-Mäyry When: Till December 22 ; 11 am - 8 pm Where: Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road

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December 17 - January 7 (except Sundays) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), Regency, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Badri Narayan. December 17 - 22 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor: Recent works by Bhudev Majumdar and Pradip Patra. Till December 20 at Samokal Art Gallery, 23 Gariahat Road, Gol Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Art Addressing Violence, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by Mrinal Ghosh. Participating artists include Arunima Chowdhury, Ashok Bhowmik, Bimal Kundu, Chhatrapati Dutta, Chandana Hore, Eleena Banik, Jogen Chowdhury, Janak Jhankar Narzary, Jaya Ganguly, Paritosh Sen, Partha Pratim Deb, Shuvaprasanna, Sunil Kumar Das, Shipra Bhattacharya and Wasim R. Kapoor. Till December 22 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, #24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Castles in the Air, an exhibition of paintings by Manju Sharma. Till December 22 at Domus Art Gallery, 7B (ground floor), Neelamber Building, 28/B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 6 pm: Exhibition of collages and paintings by Bikas Mukherjee, Dipankar Mukherjee, Sumana Biswas, Sukhendu Sekhar Saha and Swapan Denra. Till December 22 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Shivam Chamber, 2nd floor; 3 pm - 7 pm: The New Figurative, an exhibition of artworks by Ranabir Saha, Timir Brahma, Subhro Banerjee and Sanjay Patra. Till December 23 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #24604245; 12 noon - 7 pm: Colour, Form & Texture, an exhibition of paintings by Vishal C. Bhand. Till December 23 at ‘By the Way’, Taj Bengal: Adieu! Rickshaw, paintings by Arunava Ray. Till December 23 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 1st floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: Agony and Ecstasy, an exhibition hosted by Birla Academy of Art and Culture. Till December 24 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #24642617; 2 pm - 7 pm: Drops of Silence, an exhibition of Suhas Roy’s work. Till December 28 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7.30 pm: Art Unlimited — an exhibition of paintings by Arpan Bhowmik, Ashish Gupta, Dipankar Chada, Dwashish Das, Gautum Mukherjee, Hari Sadhan Dey, Jiban Biswas, Mintu Maiya, Nitya Kundu, Rajib Sur Roy, Saptarshi Naskar and Saroj Sarkar. Till December 29 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesdays - Saturdays (2 pm - 7 pm): An exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs by Paresh Maity. Till December 29 (except Sunday) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Pursuit Sculpture — works by Adip Dutta, Alex Mathew, Biman Bihari Das, Goutam Paul, K. Laxma Goud, N.N. Rimzon, Nagji Patel, P.S. Ladi, P.R. Daroz, Partha Pratim Deb, Rajendra Tikku, Shyamal Roy, Thomas John Kovoor and Valsan Koorma Kolleri. Till December 29 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #40076042; 3 pm - 7.30pm: Small is Big, an exhibition of small-sized paintings by Anirban Seth, Avijit Mukherjee, Bikas Karmakar, Dhiren Sasmal, Snehangshu Das, Anita Gurbaxani and others. Till December 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, #24752275, 24618812; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of Thangka, paintings of different times. Till January 2 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: The Last Sanctuary, an exhibition of recent works by Vasudevan Akkitham.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

Till December 23 at Laban Hrad Mancha, BD Block, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: Salt Lake Theatre’s 6th Natyotsav. Today: Gandhar’s Kachher Manush (dir: Gautam Haldar). Till December 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: Nandikar’s 24th National Theatre Festival. Today: Tu Dost Mahya (dir: Vibhavari Deshpande) by Lalit Kala Kendra, and Death of a Salesman (dir: Padmanabh Bind) by University of Pune.

DRAMA

December 18 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Theatrecian, in association with t2, presents Accidental Death of an Anarchist, an adaptation of Dario Fo’s play.

PERFORMING ARTS

December 17 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.45 pm: The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in collaboration with Regione Puglia, Assessorato al Turismo e Industria Alberghiera Comune di Foggia Assessorato alla Cultura, Universitia Beni Culturali, Spettacolo e Grandi Eventi, presents All’ Opera Dopo L’Opera (The Italian Musical Salon at the end of XIX century). December 19 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Bhavna presents an evening of song and dance featuring Rabindrasangeet in chorus conducted by Manoj Murali Nair, a solo recital of Tagore songs by Mrinmoy Roy, and Kathakali dance-drama Duhshasana Vadham by Kalamandalam Murali along with Kalamandalam Venkitt, Kalamandalam Vasunni, Preetha Venkitt and artistes from Kerala and Delhi. December 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: A sarod recital by Rajeev Taranath, with Abhijit Banerjee on the tabla. December 20 & 21 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Ranan presents Crossings, a dance-theatre production directed by Vikram Iyengar.

EXHIBITION

December 17 - 21 at Subarna Jayanti Bhavan, Jadavpur University: Photo exhibition of inscriptions by Archaeological Survey of India, Epigraphy branch, Mysore.

TALK

December 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.45 pm: Swami Arunatmananda will speak on Mayer Katha. December 17 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6 pm: Sri Aurobindo Study Course (Pramod Ranjan Sen Endowment) by Dr V. Ananda Reddy of Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, Pondicherry. Subject: Four aspects of Savitri. December 17 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Bhupendra Nath Seal will speak on Bharat Premik Swami Abhedananda.

FILM SHOW

December 17 at Nandan II: Cine Central, Calcutta, Nandan and Consulate General of Japan, Calcutta host the screening of Japanese films The Eel at 4 pm and Worm Water Under the Red Bridge at 6 pm. Dir: Shohei Imamura.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

December 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Prize distribution ceremony of the Annual All India Elocution Competition on Swami Vivekananda. Chief guest: Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay. President: Swami Sarvabhutananda.

CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

December 17 at Crossword, 8 Elgin Road; 4 pm: Crossword, in association with Kriya, celebrates Christmas Carnival.

WORKSHOP

December 19 at Starmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road; 7 pm onwards: Shakespeare is Alive and Kicking — a workshop to be conducted by Alyque Padamsee. Details at #2282 2617/8/9.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

All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to:

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