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Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 24.09.22

Inside the twilight zone

Had it not been for the luminosity of her paintings and the trappings of Zoroastrian mythology in many of them, Katayun Saklat’s works could have been described as morbid because of the intimati...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 17.09.22

The many shades of life’s wounds

On the autopsy table of the ‘mora-kata ghar’ in Siliguri, lies the body of a teenage schoolgirl: the poison she’d taken ended both her own life and that of the foetus inside her. Her...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 10.09.22

The violence behind the scenes

Shahidul Alam (born 1955) is widely known as a photographer and human rights activist born in Dhaka who has held exhibitions with such provocative content that the Bangladesh government felt compelled...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 03.09.22

Pale reflection

Those who went to see Series of Wounds: Somnath Hore — A Centenary Exhibition — it was held at Emami Art (June 19-July 24) and curated by K.S. Radhakrishnan — may have felt that they...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 27.08.22

The portrait of a reformist

Raja Rammohan Roy’s sestercentennial birth anniversary was celebrated in an eponymous exhibition (May 22June 15) curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya and held at Gallery Charubasona. A wide range o...
By Soumitra Das

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Events  /  Published 24.08.22

ELEMENTAL: A visual experience of art, craft and textile fusion

What: Elemental, Art Exhibition by Sunetra Lahiri Where: Kolkata Centre For Creativity (KCC) When: August 24 (5-7pm); August 25 (noon-7pm) ...
By Rohini Chakraborty (t2 intern)

Arts  /  Published 20.08.22

Portraits of an artist at work

In her book, Biswakarmar Sandhane (The Quest for Biswakarma), published in 1993, Meera Mukherjee (1923-1998) described how, many years earlier while doing a survey on art, she had met a grou...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 20.08.22

Dream state

Orhan Pamuk’s novel, The Museum of Innocence, examined the preservation and distortion of memory. Fittingly, Swapan Nayak’s exhibition, Museum of Innocence (it was hosted at Ganges Art Gal...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 13.08.22

The dance of brushstrokes

Given the smallish selection of works on view, it’s difficult to identify the artist’s signature, but not so her temperament of buoyant romanticism that Nature & Beyond largely focused...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 13.08.22

Those vivid lines

Debovasha’s exhibition, Study (May 25June 12), of the pencil, charcoal and conte drawings of the renowned portraitist, Atul Bose, was a lesson in art history. According to Kamal Sarkar’s i...
By Soumitra Das


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