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Art Review
Arts  /  Published 20.03.20

Images that leave you shaken

Even if you’ve only seen pictures of Auschwitz and /or have read Wiesel’s Night from which Mahajabin Majumdar quotes in her mixed media works, the image of a tiny shoe on an adult palm with a smok...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 08.02.20

Innovative touch

It is impossible not to be impressed by the creativity and innovative spirit of the traditional craftsmen who participated in the exhibition, Spirit of India (December 7-16, 2019), conceptualized by I...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 31.01.20

Paper trail of ideas

Young artists have increasingly stepped away from established isms to embrace new practices and stake out uncharted territory. Like the seven who showed work involving paper at Artsacre recently; wor...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 27.03.20

Teasing clues

Often there’s no firm figure, nor a clear ground. Neither a border, nor a frame, suggesting a notional transcendence of the surface. And the surface, the paper Goutam Chowdhury himself makes, is so ...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 24.04.20

Finders and seekers in a museumised space

What is a museum if not a repository of found objects? Cultural objects from around the world are ascribed a value, and viewers are asked to recognize that value. But the meaning and the value of obje...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 10.04.20

In search of lost homes

Are these seven young artists in search of homes longed-for or lost? That seems to be their point of Departure in Ganges Gallery’s recent show of the same name.Consider Arpita Akhand, for example. S...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 16.05.20

Dark colours in furtive depths

Confronting the viewer on the wall across the entrance to Experimenter Gallery (Gariahat) is this 78” X 60” oil on linen, Sirens . Obelisks of scabby greys, browns and sooty greens sheath a raw fl...
By Rita Dutta in

Arts  /  Published 08.05.20

Unending nights, death's second self

Sometimes, an image of utter simplicity can represent a timeless narrative. Chhatrapati Dutta, who participated in the annual show of Painters ‘80 at the Academy of Fine Arts in March as a guest art...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 20.03.20

Reversing the gaze on Pyne with infinite shades of grey

Their practices may have been divergent, but it is the sense of evanescence and mellowness which the rapidly changing city of Calcutta induces that brings together an introspective artist like Ganesh ...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 05.06.20

Messages in contrasts during a pandemic

While industrialists and environmentalists have been looking at the dark and the bright sides of the lockdown, Calcutta’s Emami Art Gallery invited patrons to visit Black, White and More. Virtually,...
By Rita Datta in


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