Timeout 28-08-2006

The illusion of life

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 28.08.06
The illusion of life
Some of the most promising artists of the present generation demonstrate a predilection towards themes and techniques, reflecting their urge to express personal emotions. New Works, the ongoing exhibition of paintings by a group of young painters, is significant in the sense that it showcases works portraying individual experiences and displays unique styles developed by each artist. Motifs and symbols with distinct urban, contemporary overtones, have been used effectively to heighten the impact of expression. Depicting images that deal with an universal, elusive search for the ideal in an imperfect world, the paintings ultimately express the futility of existence. Participating artists are Debabrata Sarkar, Dibyangshu Das Gupta, Pradip Das (a painting by him appears above), Santosh Chattopadhyay, Sudipto Dutta, Tapas Sardar and Satyabrata Karmakar.

Event: Paintings by a group of young artists When: Till August 31, 11 am - 8 pm Where: Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindustan Road


August 28 - August 30 at Akar Prakar, P238 Hindustan Park; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent works by Arindam Chatterjee. August 28 - September 3 at Metropolitan Art Salon, Suite 18, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by a group of artists. Till August 28 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 8 pm: Traditional Indian folk paintings by Tapan Karmakar. Till August 31 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Second solo exhibition of paintings by Samir Bhandari. Till September 2 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent works of Krishnapriya Dasgupta, Ujjwal Goswami and Tamal Krsna. Till September 8 at Gallery Nakshatra, 2/1 Outram Street, 2nd floor; 12 noon - 7 pm: Critical Imperatives — The Ethics of Identity, featuring works by 13 celebrated Indian painters. Till September 9 at Gallerie 52D, 52D Hindustan Park: Traces, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures.


August 29 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Tritiyo Sutra presents Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. Direction: Suman Mukhopadhyay. August 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajantrik presents Pratham Paath, written and directed by Romaprasad Banik. August 31 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Arthur Miller’s Feriwalaar Mrityu. Adaptation and direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta. August 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Munni O Saat Chowkidaar. Drama, direction and acting: Manoj Mitra. September 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: The students of Nehru Children’s Museum will present Anubhav. Direction: Romaprasad Banik. September 1 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Swapnasuchana presents Hemlat — The Prince of Garanhata. Drama, direction and acting: Bratya Basu. September 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Naba Mayukh Nattya Sangstha presents Waarish. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. September 2 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop presents Mukhosh Nritya. Direction: Seema Mukherjee. September 2 at Rabindra Sadan - Nandan premises; 3 pm: Street theatres, Haraner Natjamai, presented by Atmaja (Behala); dir: Satyapriyo Sarkar and Dibaratrir Gadyo, presented by Natyamukh; dir: Avi Chakraborty.

performing arts

September 1 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.45 pm: Manipuri Nartanalaya presents Samavratee, a dance ballet blending Manipuri dance, Raibenshe martial arts form of Bengal and Mayurbhanj chhau of Orissa. Concept and choreography: Bimbavati Devi. August 31 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: Abritti Parishad hosts Abrittir Ashor, an evening of recitation, reading and audio-play. September 1 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents Bandish Baithak featuring Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan and Pandit Ramashray Jha.


August 28 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19 A&B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof Amalendu Chakraborty will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga.


August 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Screening of Swami Vivekananda, a documentary. Direction: Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy.


August 28 at Swabhumi: Annex College of Management Studies hosts its second national convention on the theme, Shaping Minds for Conquest in the Global Competition. Also, presentation of an award for public service excellence to Mahasweta Devi.

memorial lecture

August 28 at Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: Bijit Kumar Dutta Memorial Lecture on Sanjibchandrer Srijan O Manan to be presented by Satyajit Chowdhury. Also, songs by Riddhi Bandyopadhyay.

film show

August 28 - August 31 at Nandan II; 3 pm & 6 pm: The Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta, in collaboration with West Bengal Film Centre and Roop Kala Kendro, is screening a package of Italian films (with English sub-titles). Today: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore.


August 28 at Koushik Hall, 3B Mandeville Gardens; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: Rotary Club of Calcutta South Extension presents Ananda Mela, showcasing sarees, garments, dress materials, jewellery and handicrafts, along with food, fashion show and family games. Till August 28 at P-249 Purna Das Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari hosts an exhibition of jewellery in silver, semi-precious stones, beads and Victorian antique-pieces.


Till August 30 at Padatik, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 9.30 am - 6 pm: A theatre workshop for Patton School One Act Play Competition. August 31 - September 15 at 15 Balram Dey Street: Mahila Parishad is organising a workshop on Rajwadi Ghumer, a Rajasthani folk dance, to be conducted by the Rajmata of Santrampur, Govardhan Kumari. To register, call #22692210.

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