People  /  Published 24.09.22

This street child creates his own ‘Maa’ to worship

“He has not learnt idol-making anywhere. He brings clay from the banks of Hooghly and makes the idols on his own,” chipped in Kishore’s sister. Kishore’s father, Babu, said ar...
By Jaismita Alexander

Arts  /  Published 17.09.22

Quiet musings

Bimal Kundu’s artistic journey began in North Calcutta, his sensibilities shaped by Kumartuli’s clay sculptures and his schooling at the Government Art College. His semi-realistic style ma...
By The Telegraph

Places  /  Published 29.08.22

Victoria Memorial Hall visitors can now opt for personalised narration on free guided tours

Visitors to Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, can now go on a free guided tour with a volunteer offering personalised commentary. All paintings, sculptures, manuscripts and other artefacts exhibited a...
By Subhadrika Sen

Events  /  Published 20.06.22

In Pics: Centenary exhibition on the artworks of Somnath Hore

Emami Art presents the exhibition till July 24 at Kolkata Centre for Creativity...
By Subhadrika Sen

Arts  /  Published 18.06.22

Ordinary lives, extraordinary pain

In an obscure village in Bangladesh — as late as in the mid-1970s — a little boy would scratch on palm leaves to practise writing Bengali letters. His first lesson in ‘etching’...
By Rita Datta


Events  /  Published 06.05.22

A new space for contemporary art practices opens with an exhibition by a city quartet

The exhibition brought together the works of four female artists from the city —  Jayashree Chakravarty, Radhika Agarwala, Sonia Mehra Chawla and Suhasini Kejriwal. Their composite and laye...
By The Telegraph

Arts  /  Published 30.04.22

Broken up

There is now a Wall, said the title of Experimenter’s recent Rathin Burman show. The question that immediately comes to mind is, where’s “there”? The eponymous work, an imposin...
By Rita Datta

Places  /  Published 28.04.22

‘Memory Leaves’ at Art Exposure sees three young artists play with metaphor and form

The works of three young artists have been brought together at Art Exposure in the form of ‘Memory Leaves’ that examines both metaphors and the moods of these artists in their practices an...
By Anannya Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

Those pillars of despair

Where does an installation artwork begin and what are its boundaries? If cleverly curated, the art experience can begin long before stepping into the gallery. Walking into a tiny bylane of Calcutta to...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

News  /  Published 14.03.22

Keep the fire burning at the kiln

Prasanta Mandal is an arresting sight with his flowing beard and the quiet intensity with which his small, lean frame is bent over his table. He is working on a terracotta sculpture at the peaceful, s...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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