Timeout 24-03-2010

An eternal alliance

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 24.03.10
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An eternal alliance
Relationships between men and women form the core of the paintings of Anand Gadapa and Nirmala Bulika. In Sync, the ongoing show of their recent works, they attempt to highlight various nuances of the timeless, yet highly complex, connection shared by the two sexes. Gadapa’s present series of watercolours embodies the peculiar affiliation between the male and female, with “the pre-eminence of woman in a constructive sense”. His woman-figures can often be associated with various deities, who are ancient representations of fantasies born out of fear, love and sensuous pleasure. In his works, the female character is depicted as a goddess or devi, who is trying to tame a beast, the male counterpart. The paintings of Bulika portray the enthralling journey of love, the contradictions in a relationship and the complex emotions involved in a marriage. What is interesting in her works is that, through their constant struggle to define their identities and through sharing the responsibilities of their relationship, her characters grow as individuals and complement their other half as well.

Event: An exhibition of recent paintings by Anand Gadapa and Nirmala Bulika When: Till March 31; 2 pm - 8 pm Where: Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S. P. Mukherjee Road

ART

Till April 3 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, #2485 8717; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 2 pm - 7 pm: Symbols & Metaphors — an exhibition of the works of Samir Aich, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Alok Bal, A. Balasubramaniam, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Atul Dodiya, Jaya Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, M.F. Husain, Farhad Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Paresh Maity, Veer Munshi, Baiju Parthan, Ganesh Pyne, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Arpita Singh, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Ram Singh Urveti and others. Till April 20 (except Sundays & holiday) at the Museum and Art Gallery of The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 10.30 am - 1 pm & 2.30 pm - 7 pm: Annual Exhibition 2010 of paintings, sculptures and print-makings of late Lalit Mohan Sen. March 24 at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 6 pm: Opening of The Way We Are, curated by Oindrilla Maity Surai. Featuring works by Arunkumar H.G., Baiju Parthan, Bhagyanath C, Chhatrapati Dutta, Gigi Scaria, Josh P.S., Saikat Surai, Sunil Padwal and Vinayak Bhattacharya. March 24 - April 10 at Srimati Art Gallery, Baitanik, 4 Elgin Road; 2 pm - 7 pm: Baitanik presents Symphony 2, an exhibition of paintings by Aloke Kumar Paul. Till March 24 at Academy of Fine Arts (North Gallery); 3 pm - 8 pm: The Frame presents its 15th painting exhibition featuring works by Arunangshu Roy, Biswajit Saha, Debashish Samanta, Prangopal Ghosh, Sandhyakar Kayal and Soumitra Kar. Till March 24 at Academy of Fine Arts (West Gallery); 3 pm - 8 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings by Dipnarayan Paul. Till March 24 at Academy of Fine Arts (South Gallery ‘A’); 3 pm - 8 pm: Eighth group show of paintings by Impasto. Participating artists: Kishor Das, Koustav Dutta, Kuntal Dutta, Dhananjoy Das and Joydeep Mukherjee. Till March 26 at Halo Heritage Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chasing the Muse — an exhibition of paintings by Dwijen Gupta, Subrata Chowdhury and Rupchand Kundu. Till March 27 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Beyond Desire — Fourteen works of erotic sculpture by painter Sunil Das. Till March 28 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Sampratik Manipur — art works by the Art Society, Manipur. Till March 28 at Bose Pacia, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Kunwarji’s Ground — new works by Dileep Sharma. Till March 28 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: A solo exhibition of recent works by Shuvankar Maitra. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till March 31 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942/43; 2 pm - 8 pm: In Sync — recent works by Anand Gadapa and Nirmala Biluka. Till March 31 (except Sunday) at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur, E.M. Bypass, #4011 3182/3183; 11 am - 7 pm: Logged, an exhibition of drawings by contemporary artists of India. Till March 31 (except Sunday) at Ahuja Museum for the Arts, 26 Lee Road, #4003 4974; 12 noon - 7 pm: Colombian Art by Antonio Zapata. Till March 31 (except Monday) at Gallery Rasa, 828/1 Block-P New Alipore, #24007348; 3 pm - 8 pm: The graphic world of M.F. Husain. Till March 31 at Gallery Indian Images, 60/128 Haripada Dutta Lane, Golf Gardens, #98746 71820: First Leaf of Spring — the inaugural exhibition of the gallery features paintings, sculptures and photographs. Till April 10 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28 B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: The Metaphor and Beyond — featuring works by C. Douglas, P. Gopinath, K. Muralidharan and S. Nandagopal.

DRAMA

Till March 25 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents a children’s theatre festival. Today: Sayak presents Kathay O Kaaje (Dir: Malay Mitra) at 6.30 pm; and Beadon Street Shubham presents Ki Korey Bujhbo (Dir: Anamitra Khan) at 7.45 pm. March 24 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Rashbehari Srishti presents two short plays, Shimul O Bolai and Aakashi Aakanksha. Drama & direction: Amit Sarkar. March 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: Sandarbha will stage Nirbas. Drama, direction & performance: Soumitra Basu. March 25 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti will stage Dream Dream, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. March 25 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: Gandhar will stage Kachher Manush, with Debshankar Haldar and Bejoylakshmi Barman in the lead. Direction: Gautam Haldar, filmmaker. March 27 & 28 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7.30 pm: Ballantine’s presents The Company Theatre’s production, The Blue Mug, directed by Atul Kumar. The cast includes Konkona Sen Sharma, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Munish Bhardwaj and Sheeba Chadha.

PERFORMING ARTS

March 24 at Bijon Theatre; 6 pm: 89th Foundation Day & Reunion Celebration 2010 of Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Drama Dampati will be staged on the occasion. n March 26 at Kala Mandir; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents a vocal recital by Girija Devi, accompanied by Kumar Bose on the tabla.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till March 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery ‘B’; 3 pm - 8 pm: Only Birds — an exhibition of photographs by Suniti K. Manna.

TALK

March 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Divyananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishner Bhaktabrinda. March 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. March 24 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Swami Atmajnanananda will speak on Ramkatha and Ramnam Samkirtana. March 24 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Swami Buddhadevananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Punthipath O Alochana.

FILM SHOW

March 24 at Nandan-II; 4 pm & 6.30 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta, in collaboration with Nandan (West Bengal Film Centre), pays centenary tribute to Akira Kurosawa with the screenings of Throne of Blood (at 4 pm) and Dreams (at 6.30 pm). Entry by membership card

LIFESTYLE

March 24 at Plush; 8 pm onwards: HolyCat presents Night Bazaar, providing a collection of the funky, unorthodox and unexpected in fashion and lifestyle along with Mediterranean appetizers and cocktails, and fortune reading by Tarot expert. Hosted by Ssujata Bangur Jain and Nathalie Boscq.

EXHIBITION

March 24 - 28 at 601/1, Block ‘O’, New Alipore, #9836090947, 9836544344; 11 am - 6 pm: Lollipop presents kidswear and accessories. Till March 26 at 8/2 Loudon Street, #22811524: Earthy Myths presents Kotas in Vogue. Till March 27 at Anusthan Bhavan, 132 Rashbehari Avenue: Sundari Silks, Chennai presents its summer show of silk and cotton sarees from the leading weavers of south India. Till March 27 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, Ballygunge Place; 9.30 am - 6.30 pm: Weavers Studio showcases sarees, salwar kurtas, shirts, fabrics, scarves, etc. Till March 30 at 27 Mirza Ghalib Street, #22521586; 10 am - 7 pm (Monday to Saturday) & 10 am - 1 pm (Sunday): Sasha (association for craft producers) holds its annual show. Till April 14 at Design, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #2466 4315; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Paramita Viswanathan’s special display of ‘Resist’ printed sarees, silks and south Indian cottons.

FESTIVAL

March 24 - 29 at Sri Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #2463 8296: Ved Bhavan Bhajan Samaj celebrates 70th Sri Ramanavami Mahotsavam. Today at 6.45 pm: Carnatic vocal recital by A. Sadasivam, Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.

PANEL DISCUSSION

March 27 at Bengal Club; 7 pm: Bengal Club-The Telegraph Panel Discussion. Topic: The faith corporates have in the budget is misplaced. Speakers: Ashok Desai, Ashok Ganguly, Pawan Munjal, Salman Khurshid, Suhel Seth and Udayan Bose. Moderator: Rudrangshu Mukherjee. Entry restricted to members & guests.

QUIZ

March 28 at Spring Club, next to ITC Sonar, EM Bypass: Adverb presents Mind Game, an open general quiz for teams of four. Spot registration from 4 pm. Quiz masters: Shouvik Guha and Jayashree Mohanka.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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