ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Nityan Unnikrishnan - Chatterjee & Lal Gallery - February 14th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM <div align="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Nityan Unnikrishnan (born in Kerela, 1976) studied Industrial Design at the National Institute of Design, India and practiced design for several years before making up his mind to commit to art full-time. Two years of drawing and painting resulted in Many Monsters, his debut solo show with Chatterjee &amp; Lal in 2011. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">His second solo show consists of a new series of paintings and three-dimensional works. He derives from a variety of sources to build his works: memories, literature, the arts, Arcadia, the modern world, his present life. The individual works are open to a variety of interpretations; little niches and low voices offer up clues as the viewer navigates their densely worked surfaces.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:43:27 +0000 - Max Mueller Bhavan - February 14th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p>In 1913, India’s first home-made film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ appeared on the Bombay screen. A 45-minute silent movie, it was to be the precursor of multiple creative directions in multiple Indian languages that have touched the hearts of almost every Indian, plus thousands of other peoples around the world. When D G Phalke made that first movie, he was not to know the full extent of the socially transformative movement he was starting. <br /><br />Max Muller Bhavan hosts a new exhibition curated by Mumbai film theorist and writer Narendra Panjwani. 50 original hand-painted film posters lovingly preserved by Syed Ausaja are shown along with a short film reflecting the influences Hindi film has had on individual people’s lives.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:37:20 +0000 - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 15th, 2013 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:58:28 +0000 - Galerie Art Eterne - February 16th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>It is indeed our pleasure to present a most unique exhibit of artworks by visually-impaired children from the Institute for the Blind, titled 'eyecan'. The artworks have been crafted using a novel device that uses braille to mark the colours. Out of hundreds of artworks created during workshops held over three months, we have selected 15 enchanting pieces that are a testament to the student's enthusiastic efforts and their expression that goes beyond vision.</p> <p>The eminent Artist Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharya  has consented to inaugurate the event.</p> <p>The entire proceeds from the exhibition will be utilized for further development of the project.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:07:15 +0000 Apu Dasgupta, Pradip Rakshit, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Samit Dey, Pradosh Paul, Saibal Datta, Amitabha Dhar, Debasish Chakraborty, Sunil De - Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata - February 22nd, 2013 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: left;" class="yiv86804356msonormal" align="center"><b>"For life is too short/For life is too long/Pray us to sit still/And not to sit still" (T.S.Eliot).</b></p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">Aakriti Art Gallery presents an exhibition of nine contemporary artists from Kolkata. Realistic, abstract realistic, abstract expressionistic and sometimes existentialist-these varied genres comprise this entire show. But the importance of the show lies in each artist manifesting his own set of perceptions and developing his own way of recording the same. Each one's language has evolved through his creative and innovative use of visual vocabularies, pronounced distinctly for us to decode, interpret and enjoy.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">Modern human society has a 'text-based' culture and our educational system teaches us to value text over an image. A very few number of people spend sufficient time and intelligence in reading painting as we do in reading texts. As a consequence, the art of interpreting "created" or "constructed" images has remained greatly underdeveloped.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal"><b>Apu Dasgupta's</b> watercolours refer to the tediously repetitious nature of life, almost always set to an unvarying pitch, incessantly proliferating the monotones in our existence. <b>Pradip Rakshit’s</b> works, the phenomenon being more prominently observed in the title "Game of the nature". What happens if we, hypothetically speaking, can shift across different perspectives simultaneously? <b>Diptish Ghosh Dastidar</b> tries to do that exactly. <b>Samit Dey's</b> visionary scheme is his faculty of perceiving sensations in ordinary objects and perceiving the external world through senses.  <b>Pradosh Paul</b> consciously distances himself from a clearly narrative style and takes recourse to more abstract forms and imageries. In <b>Sunil De's</b> works there is often a recurrence of an endless stretch where nothing seems to denote 'form" in the usual way. In <b>Saibal Datta's</b> "Untitled-I", the usual binding orders that exist between structure and superstructure have been made to fall apart completely. <b>Amitabha Dhar</b> reacts against situations where life gets strangled in a blind alley. The violence inherent to the situation is manifested by the tortured and metamorphosed figures and objects. The thinning and withering traces of life are waiting to be devoured by a gigantic machine, in <b>Debasish Chakraborty's</b> 'Wasteland-1' and furrows further into the human psyche thrown into this state of agitated confusion in his 'wasteland-II'.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">All these collated together, the exhibition records the discernible traits of the artists.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:51:31 +0000 ANURADHA NALAPAT - Artworld - February 22nd, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Artworld Sarala's Art Centre Present an exhibition of paintings by ANURADHA NALAPAT</p> <p>There will be a video presentation by Anuradha Nalapat at 5.30p.m on the 22nd on the Tortoise Nautilus Venus and Us journey, with focus on the Creative process in Art.</p> <p>'The Little book of Serendipity' compiled as part of the exhibition will also be available at the venue.</p> <p>Mr.R B Bhakaran and Mr R M Palaniappan will share their experiences on the subject of Intuitive Intelligence.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:35:47 +0000 Krishnendu Porel - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - February 22nd, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Acrylic &amp; oil on canvas</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:18:25 +0000 Anuradha Rishi - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 22nd, 2013 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:50 +0000 Andrew Radkowsky - Galerie Art Eterne - February 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Andrew Radkowsky is an artist without time and borders. The grammar of his work is based upon his frenetic cultural and artistic background. Andrew’s vision goes beyond the classical and traditional, past and present. His work presents a vision of the future where the three fundamental levels of art: the human figure, nature, and architect adopt a new physiological form.</p> <p>The four major ethnological mechanisms to Andrew’s work are the hierarchy of Ukrainian iconography as he has attended Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Yorkshire. Secondly, the profligacy of the pop culture in Northern Europe. The third is the classicism of the Italian Renaissance movement and the fourth is the complexity of sacred Indian art of the Hindu Pantheon, Buddhist thankas, Moghul miniatures and Master handicrafts of Kumaon.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:40:21 +0000 Krishnaraj Chonat - Nature Morte, New Delhi - February 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Nature Morte is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by the Bangalore-based artist Krishnaraj Chonat, the artist’s first solo show in New Delhi. Employing a wide variety of materials and techniques, Chonat creates complex sculptures that resemble both figures and landscapes, but always just barely, hovering between the organic and the man-made, between the recognizable and the illusive.<br /> <br /> Chonat is inspired by the phenomenon of mass tourism in the globalized context, stating that “the exhibition seeks to highlight the significance of the human emotional component in the experience of the tourist landscape.” His works challenge our preconceived notions of the exotic, the authentic, the synthetic, and the quotidian, all slippery slopes indeed. His constructions refer to museum dioramas, historical artifacts, architectural models, natural history specimens, and displays found in sporting goods stores. Included in the exhibition will be Chonat’s paintings on paper, delicate and resonant works which sketch out the ghostly apparitions of monuments, tourist sites, and the mirages of historical events.<br /> <br /> Krishnaraj Chonat was born in Chennai in 1973 and lives and works in Bangalore. He earned a BFA degree from the Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore in 1994 and went on to get a Post-Diploma degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1996. Solo shows of his work have been mounted at Gallery SKE in Bangalore (2004 and 2010) and Project 88 in Mumbai (2007). He has participated in a number of important museum survey exhibitions of Indian contemporary art including those mounted by the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); the Essl Museum, Vienna (2009); the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2008); The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2007); the Daimler Chrysler, Berlin (2007); and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris (2005).</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:26:08 +0000 Jyotish Chakravarty - Akar Prakar - Kolkata - February 25th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p><strong>Bringing an Unsung Artist Back to Discourse</strong></p> <p>‘Image’ was an adda for all the photography enthusiasts of Kolkata during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Well known sculptor K S Radhakrishnan, pays a tribute to the life and work of photographer, Jyotish Chakravarty, at Akar Prakar, Kolkata from  th 25th of February 2013 to the 9th of March 2013.</p> <p>“I don’t want to establish myself as a curator,” says K.S.Radhakrishnan. “But like Ram Kinkar Baij retrospective curated by me was a tribute to the master sculptor, ‘Image’ is also a tribute to the master photography artist and photograph printer,” says the curator who has spent more than two years in researching the works of late Jyotish Chakravarty.</p> <p>During his life time Chakravarty did not take much interest to establish himself as a photography artist. Instead he focused on printing photographs. He hunted for the best quality chemicals and worked on the best quality papers. He was sought after by so many professional and amateur photographers of his times to print their negatives. Famous photographers like Nemai Ghosh worked with Chakravarty and most of them were the regulars in the adda at Image, the studio of Chakravarty.</p> <p>As a young artist, K.S.Radhakrishnan was a regular visitor to the adda at Image and he learnt the primary lessons of photography and printing under Chakravarty. As a person who had given importance to quality than quantity, Chakravarty did not run around for fame. But fame came in search him when the world famous photographer Henri Cartier Bresson visited India, he allowed only one photographer to take a portrait of his and it was Chakravarty.</p> <p>Chakravarty kept his search for chemicals and papers on and the prints that he made in his studio were world class. Before the world was taken over by digital revolution Chakravarty withdrew from the profession and later from life. K.S.Radhakrishnan feels that Chakravarty is a vanguard photography artist who has gone unsung. “It is time to showcase his works before a larger audience and let history take its own course,” muses K.S.Radhakrishnan.</p> <p>Besides, his original works, a few photographs that depict Chakravarty’s life will also be on display. A well researched book will accompany the show.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:13:15 +0000 - Max Mueller Bhavan - February 27th, 2013 8:20 PM - 10:20 PM <p><b>Pecha Kucha</b> which refers to the sound of chit-chat in Japanese, is an idea and format that was conceived in 2003 by the Tokyo based practice of Klein Dytham architects. Coordinated and owned by KDa, it has spread across about 495 cities and is practically the world's most popular design event! <br /><br />We invite architects, designers, filmmakers, journalists, writers, photographers, artists, thinkers to come and present in the PKN 20X20 format. <br /><br />20X20 means 20 images on the screen, each precisely for 20 seconds only! A rapid fire of thoughts, images and words, where no speaker can hold the stage for more than 6 mins and 40 seconds, but many voices can present, a variety ideas and stories.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:04:26 +0000 murali nagapuzha - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 1st, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Oils on Canvas</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:09:20 +0000 Anil Soni - Galerie Art Eterne - March 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><b>Anil Soni Says:</b></p> <p>My painting style is abstract. I regularly get asked where I get the idea for an abstracted landscape painting from. It’s evolved from painting expressionistic landscape to abstract ones. From my fluent water colors of landscapes and townscapes I moved towards a more expressive language painting of my mind.</p> <p>I like to depict kaleidoscopic forms of nature with my aesthetic sense .I reduce the detail down in my mind ‘s eye to basic form and it’s play with light and colors to deliver soothing and blazing feeling,  tone and mood.                                                                      </p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:33:19 +0000 Paulius Normantas - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) - March 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The exhibition forms a unique sync of the gypsies in Hungary and India showcasing the similarities yet the distinctions in them. Depicting the wandering life-style of the Gypsy tribes of Rajasthan with beauty, dignity and intense emotions, while giving a more factual ethnographical 'report' on the already settled Hungarian Gypsy community of Szablocs-Szatmár-Bereg county is the main characteristics of Normantas' photographs. One can see the two groups of pictures as a comparative study through the lens of this wandering photographer.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:46:06 +0000 - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 6th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Group Show of Water colour, Oil, Mixed Media. Sponsored by Secure giving</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:11:45 +0000