Timeout 23-10-2006

Art and emotion

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 23.10.06
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Art and emotion
Offering individual perspectives on themes and ideas that have common, universal relevance, the ongoing exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sourabh Mazumdar, Kamal Kushari and Pankaj Nigam attempts to rekindle social consciousness. The works of Sourabh Mazumdar reflect a simplicity of style that bestows on his creations a richer and more enduring significance. Kamal Kushari (Gist; picture left) is an artist best known for his creative use of pastels. Whether on paper or on canvas, his paintings rewrite the codes of conventional pictorial language. Deeply affected by violence, his art is full of pathos and emotion, and establishes an easy communication with the art-lover. Pankaj Nigam’s creations are a fusion of art and poetry, freedom and conformity, empathy and expression. Mainly articulating human feelings and desires, his works are introspective pieces that take the viewer on a journey of self-discovery and realization.

Event: An exhibition of sculptures and paintings When: Till October 26, 3 pm - 8 pm Where: Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery

art

Till October 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent works of Apurba Biswas. Till October 23 at ITC Sonar Bangla Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Akar Prakar and ITC Sonar Bangla present a solo show of recent works by Ketakee Roychowdhury. Till October 23 at Metropolitan Art Salon, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Suite 18; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dipak Ghosh, Ganesh Dey, Joydeb Bala, Pradip Mazumdar and Ranajit Adhikary. Till October 24 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Inspiring Images, paintings by Ashok Mullick, Bhagat Singh, Bratin Khan, Debabrata Chakrabarti, Krishnendu Porel, Sanatan Dinda, Suhas Roy, Tapati Sarkar, Tarak Garai and others. Till October 28 at Akar Prakar, P-238 Hindustan Park; 3 pm - 8 pm: Synchrome 3, an exhibition of works by over 70 artists. Till October 28 at Artspace India, 7 Deodar Street: Abstract 06, paintings by Biswajit Mukherjee, Partha Roy Tom, Raju Sutar and Mallika Das Sutar. Till November 4 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery, 43 Ashutosh Choudhury Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm (Mondays, 3 pm - 7 pm): Printed works of Georg Baselitz. Till November 18 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Celebrations on Canvas, showcasing Indian art and sculpture. Featuring paintings by Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Subroto Gangopadhyay, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and others.

drama

October 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sanglap Kolkata presents its latest production, Astorag. Direction: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay. October 25 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: The concluding evening of Nabankur’s theatre festival features its own productions, Shunya Seema, a play for children and Mukta Dhara, a dance-drama based on a Tagore story. October 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop presents Mukhosh Nritya. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. October 25 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das. October 26 at Padatik; 7 pm: Theatrecian presents The Mumbai Zoo. Drama and direction: Tathagata Chowdhury. October 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm & October 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Kasba Arghya presents Bharat Katha. Direction: Manish Mitra. October 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Lok Krishti presents Page 4 — Its Also A Game. Drama and direction: Bratya Basu. October 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Pratikriti presents its latest production, Padmanadir Majhi. Direction: Alok Deb.

performing arts

October 26 at Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 5.30 pm: Chakratirtha’s Bijoya Sammilani programme features Mone Taar Nitya Jaowa Asha, a variety concert featuring recitation, music, audio-play (Honeymoon) and reading by well-known artistes. October 27 at Sujata Sadan, 7 Hazra Road; 6 pm: Himaghna Smriti Sangeet Protiva presents its 18th annual classical concert. Featuring Avisekh Mallick (sitar), Dr Chitrita Sinha (vocal), Sanchita Dutta (dance; dir: Ruby Bandyopadhyay) and Ambarish Das (vocal). October 27 at The Tollygunge Club; 7 pm: Reliance Mobile, Tollygunge Club and Spandan present An Evening of Fame. Featuring Arunima, Rila, Tanya and Anita, who will showcase their individual styles through pop, rock, country, blues, jazz and new age numbers. October 28 at Gyan Manch, 11 Pretoria Street; 6 pm: Nataraja Natya Niketan presents the Bharat Natyam arangetram of Ronita Mookerji and Khushi Kejriwal.

talk

October 23 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. October 23 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof Amalendu Chakraborty will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga.

book launch

October 23 at The Palladian Lounge, Third Level, 6 N.S. Road; 6.30 pm: The launch of Michael Cremo’s Human Devolution, a book offering a Vedic alternative to Darwin’s theory of evolution.

photographs

Till October 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Varanasi, an exhibition of photographs by Wera Saether.

film show

Till October 27 at Seagull Bookstore; 6 pm: Men, Martians, Machines, a festival of science-fiction films hosted by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts. Today: War Of The Worlds (dir: Byron Haskin).

Festival

Till October 28 at Sri Ganesh and Murugan Temples, Lake Gardens: Skanda Shasti Festival.

EXHIBITION

Till October 23 at Emami Landmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road; 10 am - 8 pm: Lights, an exhibition of gift items for Deepavali, hand-crafted diyas and exotic floral candles.

workshop

Till October 24 at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium; 6 am - 8 am & 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will conduct a Pranayam-Dhyan Shibir.

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