Timeout 28-02-2007

Of structures and dimensions

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 28.02.07
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Of structures and dimensions
One of the foremost contemporary researchers in the realm of sculpture, Gopal Prasad Mandal uses his imagination to deconstruct the imitative element in art. Experimenting with almost every medium and playing with forms in an uninhibited way, his art illuminates his quest to explore and discover strange, uncharted areas through which he can express his creative fantasies. An artist much ahead of his time, his art is quintessentially eclectic. To him, the root of any artistic expression lies in the atom of life; whether it is a tiny seed or a gigantic tree, the human body or a divine icon. His knowledge of realism allows him the freedom to travel into the world of the non-formal and the make-believe in his works. In Search of Micro to Macro Organic Sculptures, the ongoing exhibition of his works, features sculptures in bronze, marble, brass, wood and terracotta, representing the sculptor’s amazing control over forms, shapes and dimensions.

lEvent: An exhibition of sculptures by Gopal Prasad Mandal lWhen: Till February 28 lWhere: Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, 1st floor

art

Till February 28 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street: Indigenous Modernity Various Trends - A Tribute to Bikash Bhattacharjee. Paintings by senior artists of Bengal. Curated by Mrinal Ghosh. Participating artists include Paritosh Sen, Dhirendra Nath Brahma, B.R. Panesar, Shanu Lahiri, Prokash Karmakar, Sanat Kar, Dhiraj Choudhury, Ganesh Haloi, Ganesh Pyne and Jogen Chowdhury. Till February 28 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 12 noon - 7 pm: Togetherness, a thematic exposition of works by artist couples who have shared both life and art in contemporary times. Till February 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Realism and Surrealism, paintings by well-known artists. Till February 28 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by the Ash Family: Gobardhan Ash, Arunima Ash, Nirban Ash, Deborshi Ash, Jyotirmoy Ash and Chinmoy Ash. Till March 4 (except Monday and March 3) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 1st floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: Beyond Credos: Painting in Baroda Today. Featuring works by Vasudevan Akkitham, Indrapramit Roy, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Ajay Sharma, Alok Bal, Lokesh Khodke, Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Sharmi Chowdhury and others. Curated by Prof. Shivaji K. Panikkar of MS University, Baroda. Till March 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sunil Roy. Till March 4 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Prafulla Mohanti. Till March 4 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Colours of Bengal presents an exhibition of paintings. Till March 5 at Gandhara Art Gallery, 1B Gurusaday Road, Flat 5A, Palm Springs; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Pampa Panwar’s paintings in the moods and colours of the changing season. Till March 7 at Gallery Exposure, 54B Mahanirban Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: Faag: Celebration of Colours. Paintings by Abhijit Mollick, Biswajit Mitra, Bijoy Basak and Sujit Das. Till March 10 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 3 pm - 7 pm: Galerie 88 presents B / W (drawings, paintings, photographs and book) by Samit Das. Till March 10 at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindustan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Black & White — an exhibition of the works of eminent artists. Till March 13 (except Sundays) at Akar Prakar, P238 Hindustan Park; 3 pm - 8 pm: Art in Itself — works of K.M. Adimoolam, P. Gopinath, Achuthan Kudallur, V. Viswanadhan, R.M. Palaniappan and Akkitham Narayanan. Till March 17 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) & 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays - Saturdays): Charged Figures — the art of Jatin Das.

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February 28 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Japanese Executive Commitee for Japan-India Friendship Year, presents Urdu-Hindi stage plays: Hiroshima Ki Kahani (Urdu play by Urdu Natak Sabha, Tokyo Univeristy of Foreign Studies; Dir: Prof. Asada Yutaka and Kijima Kyoh) and Ek Yamdoot Ki Kahani (Hindi play by Hindi Natya Dal, Osaka University of Foreign Studies; Dir: Prof. Tomio Mizokami). February 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Drishyapat presents Aguner Barnamala. Direction: Anirban Bhattacharya. February 28 at Madhusudan Manch; 6.30 pm: Nandiranga presents Trinayan. Direction: Somnath Mukhopadhyay. March 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Jaha Chai.... Direction: Rudraprasad Segupta and Goutam Halder. March 1 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Ranger Haat. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra. March 2 at Max Mueller Bhavan auditorium; 6.30 pm: Agunmukho, the Bengali adaptation of Marius von Mayenburg’s contemporary German play Feuergesicht (Fireface) by Bratya Basu will be performed by Tritiyo Sutra and directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay. March 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Theatron presents Bernarda Albar Bari based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s last play, The House of Bernerda Alba. Translated into Bengali by Salil Bandyopadhyay. Direction: Saswati Biswas. March 2 at Girish Mancha & March 4 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak’s latest production, Dildar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. March 2 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nat-Ranga presents Megapod. Direction: Sohan Bandyopadhyay. March 2 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Rangakarmee’s latest production, Manto Aur Manto. Design & direction: Usha Ganguli.

PERFORMING ARTS

February 28 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: To raise funds for underprivileged children, Sangeetasram presents Aaji A Ananda Sandhya (songs by Murchhana, Esha Mitra, Sikha Dutta, Ranajoybrata Roy and Rita Sarkar), Gaaner Jharna Tolaye (songs by Irabati Basu; compere: Debashis Basu) and Tin-Kanya (songs by Srikanto Acharya, Rezwana Choudhury, Pubali Debnath, Runu Dutta, Sudeshna Sanyal and others; dances by Alokananda Roy, Koushik Chakraborty, Polly Guha, Poushali Chatterjee and others). February 28 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: A solo recital of songs of Atulprosad Sen, Dwijendralal Roy and Rajanikanta Sen by Neela Majumdar. March 1 at the lawns of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, 1 NSC Bose Road, Tollygunge; 6.30 pm: A cultural programme to celebrate the advent of spring features a concert by ITC SRA scholars as well as a vocal recital by Pandit Jagdish Prasad accompanied by Ananda Gopal Bandyopadhyay (tabla), Sohanlal Sharma (harmonium) and Samrat Pandit (vocal support).

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February 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. February 28 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street; 6 pm: Pranabranjan Ray will speak on Significance of Bikash Bhattacharjee as Indigenous Modernist. February 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Swamijir Patravali. February 28 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.15 pm: Prof Shankar Ghosh will discourse on The Life of Bhakta Vairab Girish Chandra Ghosh. February 28 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak in Bengali on Bani O Bichar.

pHOTOGRAPHS

Till March 1 at Seminar hall of Howrah District Library: International Exhibition of Colour Slides organised by Society of Photographers. Slide shows daily at 6.30 pm.

EXHIBITION

Till February 28 at P-249 Purna Das Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari presents Va Va Voom, featuring wearables for men and women. Also, accessories like dupattas and bags.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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