Timeout 30-09-2008

The dilemmas of life

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 30.09.08
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The dilemmas of life
In the modern world, the experience of daily life is, to say the least, complex, confusing and full of contradictions. The Persistence of Form, the ongoing group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, offers a frank, personal and realistic exploration of the trials of contemporary life. The show includes beautifully-crafted imagery, with the artists injecting wit, fantasy and sensitivity into their vision of humanity. Raw and physical in representation, the works are a mirror to society, exposing its joys and sorrows, pleasure and pain, virtues and vices. The works also dare to examine the inner life of men in an attempt to probe the root causes of the problems that the world is beset with today. Poignant images of life delicately express the love, depth and spirituality of human experience as visualised through the eyes of the artists. Participants include Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Gourango Beshai, Swapan Das, Subroto Gangopadhay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri (a painting by him appears here) and Atin Basak.

Event: A group show of paintings and sculptures When: Till September 30; 10.30 am - 7 pm Where: Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road

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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. Till September 30 at Shrimati Art Gallery, Baitanik, 4 Elgin Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Journey presents an exhibition of paintings by Samarjit Biswas, S.A. Jafar, Avijit Sinha, Rajib Sikdar, Sadikul Islam and Biplab Tokder. Till September 30 at Gallery Upstairs, 16 Loudon Street, #98319 08133; 3 pm - 7 pm: Aagomoni — an exhibition of art on the theme, ‘Durga’. Participants: Niranjan Pradhan, Dwijen Gupta, Wasim Kapoor, Tapan Ghosh, Nilanjan Banerjee, Krishnendu Chaki, Prabir Sen, Abhijit Mullik, Rudradeb Sen, Suranjana Sen, Swapan Nandi, Gita Karmakar, Priyanka Das, Shambhu Nath Bera, Mithun Dasgupta, Nitya Kundu, Abhishankar, Kartik Pal, Tarun Dey, Chaitali Dey and Jayshree Basak. Till September 30 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 3 pm - 7 pm (Monday) & 11 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): The New Idyllic, featuring indigenous art from Madhya Pradesh. Till September 30 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Impressions, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Shambhu Saha. Till October 1 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: Bliss of Being — an exhibition of calligraphy works by Poosapati Parameshwar. Till October 3 at Gandhara Art Gallery, Flat 5A 1B Gurusaday Dutta Road, #2280 1790; 1 pm - 7 pm: Fresh Marks — Works by a bunch of fresh artists Anirban Mitra, Haraprasad Tripathi, Mrinmoy Debbarma, Nantu Behari Das, Rajendra Pradhan, Rajesh Dev and Sajal Kaity. Till October 3 at World View Bookstore, Jadavpur University campus: Devi, an exhibition of the works of Gautam Ghosh, Debangshu Das, Partha Dey, Sujit Das, Abhijit Mollick and Santanu Chatterjee. Till October 4 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641; 2 pm - 7 pm: Pyramid presents the fifth solo exhibition of metal collage by Dr Arun Kumar Majumder. Till October 4 at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Alone in the Crowd — an exhibition of paintings, installations and prints by Josh P.S. Till October 5 at Gallery Sunayan, P-271, B Block, Lake Town; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by yesteryear’s masters: Basanta Kumar Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, Sunil Kumar Pal, Dhirendra Nath Brahma, Ranenayan Dutta, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and Krishna Bandyopadhyay.

DRAMA

September 30 at Sujata Sadan; 6 pm: Sannidhya (Behala) presents two short plays: Mohit Chatterjee’s Octopus Ltd. and Goutam Roy’s Tarapada & Co., both directed by Nabakumar Banerjee. Also, recitation by Jharna Barui. September 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Kristi Samsad presents the comedy, Handcap, written by Shailesh Guha Neogy and directed by Sangramjit Sengupta. September 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sailik Natyasanstha presents Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Raja Rani. Direction: Pradip Das Gupta. September 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Anujug will stage Yatri, directed by Sajal Chakraborty. October 2 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Utpal Dutt’s Megh, directed by Anish Ghosh. October 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Nat-Ranga will stage Gulbaaj, the Man of the Match, directed by Sohan Bandopadhyay. October 4 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Dum Dum Shabdamugdha Natya Kendra presents Sparshokator. Direction: Rakesh Ghosh.

PERFORMING ARTS

September 30 at Gyan Manch; 5.30 pm: As part of the centenary celebrations of Sri Aurobindo’s Uttarpara Speech (on May 20, 1909), Upasana Centre for Dance presents two items, Om Shakti and Vasudeva (a workshop production based on the life of Lord Krishna depicted as Karma Purush and Kal Purush). Concept & choreography: Ashim Bandhu. October 1 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Calcutta Telephones and Academy Theatre jointly present Theatre O Cinemar Gaan: Ekal Sekal — a selection of songs of Bengali theatre and conema to portray the parallel trend of the musical compositions of different decades of the 20th century. Participants: Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Devajit Bandyopadhyay and Soumitra Chattopadhyay. October 2 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna Records and Cassettes presents an evening of Tagore songs and dance. Participants: Gopa Roy, Shrabani Sen and Mrinmoy Roy in songs; Madhumita Roy (Kathak dance), and Mahua Chakraborty and Asit Bhattacharya in creative dance. October 4 at Gyan Manch; 6.45 pm: Living with Odissi: Sharmila Biswas, Oindrilla Dutt and the repertory dancers of OVM share with the audience the sacred domainwithin which they experience and celebrate dance. Also, release of the book, Knowing Odissi.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till October 3 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: The World of Tapan Sinha, an exhibition of the director and his works through the lens of Sukumar Roy and a selection from his personal archives. It also showcases some of the maestro’s film memorabilia. Till October 3 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (behind Kalighat Park), #24556942/43; 2 pm - 8 pm: Tasveer and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts present Listening Camera, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs of jazz musicians taken by Navroze Contractor.

TALK

September 30 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Sitanath Goswami will speak in Bengali on Panchadashi.

SEMINAR

September 30 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 5.30 pm: Indo-German Association, Calcutta presents a seminar on Alternative Fuels for Vehicles. Speakers: Dr Uttam Raychaudhuri, Dr Sarojit Basu and Prof. Dipak Kumar Bhattacharaya.

FESTIVAL

Till October 9 at Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue, #2466 1767: Sri Sarada Navarathri Celebrations 2008, organised by Sankara Hall and Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture. Today (Alankaram Gajalakshmi): Maha Ganapathy Homam at 6 am; Devi Mahatmya Parayanam, Pranpratishta and Pooja Archana at 7 pm; Lalitha Sahasranama Archana at 6 pm; and Sangeetha Seva featuring Charukesi Sreenivasan & party at 6.45 pm.

EXHIBITION

Till October 5 at CIMA Gallery; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life 2008. Till September 30 at the adjacent space of the Vidyasagar Hall, The Asiatic Society; 12 noon - 5.30 pm: Annual Book Fair 2008. Till October 1 at Hyatt; 11 am - 8 pm: Art Karat jewellery exhibition. Till October 1 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, #2440 8926/27; 10 am - 6.30 pm: Words & Beyond — an exhibition of limited edition of clalligraphy on sarees designed by L’affaire. Till October 3 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park; #98303 31556; 3 pm - 8 pm: A collection of sand paintings, glass paintings, pen & ink works, M-seal ornaments and decorative items by Aparajita Dey and Manas Dey. Till October 6 at Darbari showrooms, P-249 Purna Das Road (#24644027, 24658537) & CB 68 Salt Lake Sector I (#40043486): A Milestone, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Darbari presents a collection of designer sarees, fabrics, tunics, skirts and accessories. Till October 6 at the emporium of Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of sarees and ready-to-wear clothes.

WORKSHOP

September 30 at The Stadel, Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Gate-3, Salt Lake; 11 am: Breaking the Silence — a workshop on menstrual hygiene and management.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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