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Art Review
Arts  /  Published 28.11.20

Broad trends of Bengal modernism

Whether all ten artists in Emami Art’s online presentation can be grouped as Bengal Masters — the title of the show — is a matter of perception. But they do represent, if somewhat pa...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 28.11.20

The lives of others

What can art do when horror comes calling? What can art do when civilization itself is lost? Bertolt Brecht confronted this nihilistic question when he asked, “In the dark times, will there also...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 21.11.20

Cerebral wit and banter 

Those who chanced upon Abhishek Hazra’s four-film installation that was on at Experimenter (Gariahat) in October would have needed to keep their thinking caps and search engines ready and raring...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 14.11.20

Time as a mirror of endless flux

Whether he works with fabric or with paper, with wood or just paint, Debasish Mukherjee’s objects and images seem to track the shifting topographies of Time unveiling the dialectics of reality. ...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 07.11.20

Visions about paths to oblivion

At first glance, Bholanath Rudra’s skilled watercolours in the exhibition, InsightsAntardrishti (held online by Emami Arts recently), seem like skyscapes shot on camera. But a closer look reveal...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 31.10.20

Illusion tripping over into reality

The first work that immediately holds your attention in Synchrome Monsoon, Akar Prakar’s online presentation, is Manir Mrittik’s black and white photo tapestry, Alternative Maste...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 31.10.20

A responsive vision of forced inactivity

The world may have come to a standstill as a lockdown was imposed to stave off the pandemic, but if one checked out the online exhibition, The Future is Not Fixed, organized jointly by the Nature...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 17.10.20

Fiery ideas

It’s amazing what young artists like Viraag Desai, who operates from both Calcutta and Mumbai, can achieve with scraps of paper collected from nowhere in particular if they are willing to exerci...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 17.10.20

Through a lens, fairly

At a time when artists are judged as much for their politics as their work, Waswo X. Waswo’s exhibition, We Are Always Working (held both online and offline at Latitude28 recently), is...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 10.10.20

An exciting euphony of styles

Among the online initiatives that have kept the art scene buzzing during the pandemic are Delhi Art Society’s shows. Its second one, which ended on September 28, presented 20 artists, each contr...
By Rita Datta in


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