Timeout 27-08-2008

Between dreams and reality

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 27.08.08
Between dreams and reality
Associated with the Indian film industry since 2002, Devashish Makhija makes his debut as a poet-artist with Occupying Silence, a book of graphic verse. Each work in it skillfully dissects human experience, laying bare the other side of real vision. His references are daily occurrences in our common world, viewed with a completely different perspective. Exploring a new medium where poetry and graphic art combine seamlessly to express his perception of life, Makhija’s work is blatantly told, hitting the reader with effortless ease. His work very often takes a graphical shape to complement the visual image and has references to both pop as well as graphic art. This evening, Starmark and Gallery Kanishka’s host Coffee, Tea or Me, the launch of the book, Occupying Silence, to be followed by an interactive session featuring the author, Aparna Sen and Anurag Kashyap. Coinciding with the launch is the ongoing exhibition of graphic verse by Makhija at Gallery Kanishka’s, till September 10, 11 am - 8 pm.

Event: Launch of Devashish Makhija’s book Occupying Silence and interactive session When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Starmark, South City Mall


August 27 - September 7 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: View from the Edge, an exhibition celebrating Independence Day. Featuring works by Alok Bhattacharya, Animesh Nandi, Bijon Chowdhury, Biswapathi Maity, Chanchal Mukherjee, G.A. Dandekar, M. Senathipathy, Nilesh Kinkale, Partha Pratim Deb, Partha Bhattacharya, Prafulla Dhanuka, Prakash Karmakar, R.M. Palaniappan, Ram Lal Dhar, S.G. Vasudev, Sam Adaikalaswami, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das and Yusuf Arakkal. Till August 27 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents 99 names of Allah, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Reyhani Akan. Till August 30 at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Freedom— an exhibition of the works of 33 eminent artists. Till August 30 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Window of Mind, the third solo exhibition of paintings by Indrajit Ghosh. Till August 30 at the gallery of Society of Contemporary Artists, 398 Rashbehari Avenue &, Bypass Connector Road, Tribarna bus stop, #98300 07871; 3 pm - 8 pm: Monsoon, a show of small format works. Participating artists: Aditya Basak, Amitabha Banerjee, Atanu Bhattacharya, Atin Basak, B.R. Panesar, Bimal Kundu, Dipak Banerjee, Ganesh Haloi, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manik Talukdar, Manoj Dutta, Manoj Mitra, Manu Parekh, Niranjan Pradhan, Partha Dasgupta, Pradip Maitra, Sandhan Chakraborty, Sailen Mitra, Sanat Kar, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das, Sunil Kr. Das and Swapan Kr. Das. Till August 31 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Artmile presents a group exhibition of the works by Somenath Maity, Samir Roy, Alok Sardar and others along with those by a number of upcoming talents. Till August 31 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #24636731/32; 11 am - 7 pm: Boundless, an exhibition of recent works of Partha Pratim Deb and Manas Roy (Roymans). Till August 31 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, #6540 6499; 3 pm - 8 pm: Unity in Diversity — an ensemble of paintings, sculptures and photographs: Participants: B.R. Panesar, Nikhilesh Das, Sanatan Dinda, Harilal Sahoo, Harimohan Baguli and Nabyendu Chattopadhyay. Till August 31 at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no.61, # 9903235566: Monsoon Fantasies — featuring works by Ramananda Bandopadhyay, B.R. Panesar, Debabrata Chakrabarty, Dipti Chakrabarty, Alok Bhattacharya, Dhiren Sasmal, Ratan Acharya, Subrata Das, Pramathes Chandra, Malay Chandan Saha, Soumitra Kar, Anirban Seth, Paresh Saha, Ashok Ganguly, Jiban Biswas, Kalyan Chakrabarty, Anil Yadav, Chandidas Bhattacharya, Ananda Das, Ram Prasad Dey and others. Till September 3 (except Sunday) at Gallery Exposure, 54B Mahanirban Road, #4003 1668; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Monsoon Show — an exhibition of paintings by Anirban Khamaru, Bijoy Basak, Chandranath Saha (Tilak),Dwijen Gupta, Diptajit Das, Dipankar Pahari,Gautam Sarkar, Madhumati, Nirmalendu Mandal, Pratyusha Mukherjee, Sudipta Dutta, Sujata Kar Saha, Subhabrata Bose, Tohidul Islam and others. Till September 4 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Constructing the Present — featuring the works by Manjari Chakravarti, Tapati Chowdhury, Chhatrapati Dutta, S. Gopinath, Jehangir Jani, Mahbubur Rahman, Rajeswara Rao, Partha Shaw, Deepak Tandon, Tanmoy Samanta and Babu Xavier. Till September 8 at Angan Art Gallery, 11 Fern Place , #2460 8899; 2 pm - 8 pm: Forms and Feelings, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Till September 10 (except Sundays) at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindustan Road, #2463 0465; 11 am - 8 pm: Occupying Silence, an exhibition of graphic verse by Devashish Makhija. Till September 10 (except Sundays) at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Krishna Katha, a solo show of drawings and paintings of Krishna by Siddhartha SenGupta. Till September 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 7 pm: The Persistence of Form, featuring works by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Sanatan Dinda, Gourango Beshai, Swapan Das, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Atin Basak and others.


August 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatron will stage Buddhadeva Bose’s Nepathya Natak. August 28 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mangalik presents Banku Babu Phirey Elen. Direction: Samir Biswas. August 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pancham Vaidic presents its latest production, Narokiyo, inspired by Sartre’s No Exit. Drama & direction: Arpita Ghosh. August 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Gandhar presents Kachher Manush, directed by filmmaker Gautam Haldar. August 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Pratikriti will stage Manoj Mitra’s Kenaram Becharam, directed by Aalok Deb. August 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Ajantrik will stage Samaresh Mazumder’s Ksharan.


August 27 at Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: Prof. Ujjwal Kumar Majumdar will deliver Bijit Kumar Dutta Memorial Lecture. Topic: Rabindranather Paribesh Bhavna: Palli Sangathaney. Nirendranath Chakravarty will preside. Also, songs by Jayanti Soren.


August 27 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. August 27 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. August 27 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak in Bengali on Bani O Bichar.


August 27 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC hosts Kon Se Aalor Swapna Niye, an evening of Bengali choir songs to be presented by Sohini. August 28 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: Meerabai — a dance-drama to be presented by Keya Chanda and her group in Kathak style. August 29 & 30 at Uttam Mancha; 6 pm: The Dover Lane Music Conference presents a periodical session of Indian classical music. Aug. 29: Priyanka Mitra (vocal), Sanjay Bandopadhyay (sitar) and Partho Desikan (vocal). Aug. 30: Purnima Chowdhury (vocal), Ayan Sengupta (sitar) and Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (vocal). August 29 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents a sarod recital by Pandit Budhadev Das Gupta, with Subhankar Banerjee on the tabla. August 31 at Kala Mandir; 10 am: To raise funds for the proposed Thalassaemia Foundation and Blood Bank, Institute of Child Health presents a sarod recital by Amaan Ali Khan, with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on the tabla.


August 27 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 5 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of Samir Dasgupta’s art works on his first death anniversary. Presented by Ina Puri.


Till September 1 at Ved Bhavan, 50 Lake Avenue, #2463 9049; 6 pm: Ved Bhavan Bhajan celebrates Janmashtami Mahotsavam. Today: Srimad Bhagavad Gita chanting, chapter 10, 11 & 12, to be followed by devotional songs by Brahmapur Ladies Group led by Kamala Mani.


Till August 30 at Anusthan Bhavan, 132 Rashbehari Avenue, Deshapriya Park: Sundari Silks Chennai presents a collection of silk and cotton sarees from leading weavers of south India. Till August 30 at F-17 Dakshinapan, Dhakuria, #2423 7625: LePakshi (Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd) hosts Mangalagiri Festival, a display of Andhra Pradesh handloom products. Till August 30 at Green House, Tollygunge Metro Station, #2471 6595: Festival of hand-embroidered sarees, kurtis and salwar suits. Till August 30 at Senbati, 3A Mandeville Gardens; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd presents an All Crafts Exhibition. Till August 31 at Gharoya Boutique, 1/57B Dover Place, #2461 9051; 10 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of sarees, salwar kameez, tops, mekhlas and kurtas.


August 30 at Hara Hall. Barrackpore; 2 pm: Barrackpore Quiz Club is organising an open-to-all quiz for two-member teams. Details with Pradipto Ganguly (98300 05241) or Sofiul Alam (94338 74844).


August 27, 29, 30 & 31 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 6 pm: A four-day workshop on Aesthetic Therapy through Music and Dance based on the works of Rabindranath Tagore. Participants should be above 16 years of age. To be conducted by Aniruddha Sinha and Dr Mandar Mukhopadhyay. Organised by Nehru Children’s Museum in association with Antara Psychiatric Centre, Gobindapur, 24 Parganas (South).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:

Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
Fax: 2234-8244