ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 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 NEELKANT CHOUDHARY - Gallerie Ganesha - March 7th, 2013 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Shobha Bhatia, Director, Gallerie Ganesha presents a solo show of Madhubani paintings, albeit with a modern, contemporary touch,<b> </b>by artist Neelkant Choudhary<b> </b>at Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi-48 from March 7, 2013 till April 5, 2013. Phone @ 29226043, 29217306.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although Neelkant remains loyal to the traditional Madhubani templates, he has innovated with icons and figures in a manner no contemporary painter has. His motifs are traditional as well as modern - from depictions of Durga and Kali to charwomen and village children walking to school. He brings to Madhubani art the freshness of his keen eye and his courage to experiment and innovate.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Says Shobha Bhatia</b>, Director, Gallerie Ganesha: “The sheer variety of Neelkant’s Madhubani is staggering. He belongs to the <st1:place><st1:placename>Madhubani</st1:placename> <st1:placetype>School</st1:placetype></st1:place> but is a bold individualist in his work. Madhubani painting is the traditional art form or a ritual community art of the Mithila region of <st1:place>North Bihar</st1:place>. Deeply rooted in Mithila’s folk culture, Madhubani painting has been traditionally done by women to decorate their home walls for festivals and occasions like weddings. It relies heavily on icons of Hindu mythology and figures from the nature. Madhubani's unique features are its uni-dimensional depictions, its intricate sketch work and its brilliant colour schemes.”</p> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to Neelkant Choudhary, “The fine lines of my works have been pulled from the deep and long tradition of the Mithila-Madhubani art form and married to modern metaphors under delicate ministering. Over the years, though, Madhubani has broken bounds, adopted new manifestations and expanded its constituency. My works mark a departure not merely of newly and widely imagined themes. I have also brought to the form an entirely new idiom of tone and tenor. Monotones and pastels, for instance, have rarely been infused into the Madhubani art form. Neither have human figures which, in my eyes, become a fascinating fusion of race and geography. This is an entirely novel line of work from my varied portfolio. It has always been a passion for me to work with fine lines very similar to the tradition of miniature paintings. Working with lines in the minutest details and trying to give expressions to the characters’ in these paintings, and also changing this traditional painting from very flat to a three dimensional and perspective effect has been like a great journey. As an artist with a traditional background it was very difficult and also very interesting to break away from the traditional to modern figures and subjects while also trying to work on the traditional lines so as to maintain the familiarity with the traditional paintings.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Neelkant Choudhary, born in 1962 in Bihar, did his BFA from <st1:placetype>University</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename>Punjab</st1:placename>, <st1:city><st1:place>Chandigarh</st1:place></st1:city>. He has worked on a project to trace the roots of Madhubani and examining its contemporary state and relevance.</p> </div> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:21:07 +0000 Hare Krishna - Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata - March 8th, 2013 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:14:09 +0000 Annu Gupta - Galerie Art Eterne - March 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><b>Artist Annu Gupta says:</b></p> <p>"I believe that man lives on the periphery of time and space. Of these two deciding factors, space is the area we live in and time is the moment spent in. The flow of time takes an individual to a different space and gives a different mode and meaning to life, which can vary for each individual being.</p> <p>Every element moves on the thin line of time which on turns creates its own space. The rest remains beyond the reach - that which has passed and that which is yet to come. My creations are sourced from the social environment and happenings for the sake of development. This development is a big necessity for today's man and thus remains thirsty for that undefined limited space.</p> <p>The passing's by -</p> <p>The ways, the journey, the moves, and then that feeling of the space, which is very much required and welcomed by all of us, the so called metropolitans.  As an artist we occupy a space, create a space, and communicate through a space and recreate a reflection of the space. My series of work portrays that never ending space to the ever filling space."</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:29:24 +0000 - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 8th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Group Show of Oil &amp; Acrylic on Canvas &amp; works on paper. Sponsored by Chawla Art Gallery</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:14:14 +0000 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) - March 9th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>Welcome to the sixth edition of The Baroda March.</p> <p>Fifty-five artists from Baroda will be represented at the exhibition with 150 works (paintings, sculpture &amp; woodcuts).</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:41:03 +0000 Minam Apang, Nikhil Chopra, Aditya Pande, Hetain Patel, Rashid Rana, Kiran Subbaiah, Nityan Unnikrishnan - PHOTOINK - March 9th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Chatterjee &amp; Lal and Photoink are pleased to announce a gallery exchange programme that will see exhibitions in both Delhi and Mumbai this March. The two galleries have collaborated on a number of projects previously, often out of a shared interest in historic and previously overlooked material. Of particular note has been the ongoing representation of the Estate of the critic and photographer, Richard Bartholomew. For the exhibition in Delhi, Chatterjee &amp; Lal have brought aspects of their programme which includes highlights of exhibitions from the past ten years and also new works made especially for the gallery exchange. The exhibition brings together works by Minam Apang, Nikhil Chopra, Aditya Pande, Hetain Patel, Rashid Rana, Kiran Subbaiah and Nityan Unnikrishnan. <br /><br />For information about the artists and their works, please email Mortimer Chatterjee &amp; Tara Lal at</p> <p>For press release images, please call Shweta Wahi on (011) 2875-5940. Photoink is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:01:35 +0000 Surendra Pal Joshi - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 11th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Acrylic Paintings &amp; installation. Sponsored by Art India Gallery</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:16:10 +0000 Nadia Kaabi-Linke - EXPERIMENTER - March 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;"><i>No One Harms Me...</i> a solo by Tunisian born, Berlin based artist, Nadia Kaabi-Linke opens on March 12, 2013.</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">Her work  is extremely diverse, straddling sculpture, painting, printmaking and installation. Kaabi Linke (b 1978) has been widely exhibited including  MoMA, NY, Nam Jun Paik Center, Seoul, (Both 2013), Herbert F Johnson Museum &amp; Liverpool Biennial (both 2012). She was awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2011.</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">This exhibition comes at an important time in her career and the show features some of important works that engage the viewer at multiple levels. </span><o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:53:05 +0000 - EXPERIMENTER - March 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:48:57 +0000 Chirodeep Chaudhuri - project 88 - March 14th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Project 88 is pleased to present Chirodeep Chaudhuri’s solo exhibition, A VILLAGE IN BENGAL.<br />What is closest to us is hardest to see and even harder to show. Mumbai-based photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri photographed his ancestral village in Bengal for twelve years, visiting annually during the festival of Durga Pujo. Threading a subtle narrative, this collection invites us to behold the story of rural India as it has unspooled in a village in Bengal. These exhilarating, pristine photographs are animated by the rhythms of rural life – the splendid feeling of being in the countryside, the rush of festivities, the joyful gathering of family, the small inconveniences, and the contrast implicit therein with urban sufficiency and insularity. We see, through picture after picture of incredible poise and poignancy, a portrait that is deeply intimate. The photographs look as if arranged in a private family album but stun as only a photographer working at the peak of his intellectual power and finesse might. In an accompanying essay Chaudhuri describes the difficult and slippery process of evolving a visual language that satisfies him, one which incorporates the dazzling effect of memory but is rid of nostalgia and eschews prettiness, which denies the camera its urge to show itself. The two complementary essays – photographic and prose – guide us elegantly through the complicated process by which we see, store and air again the unutterably fragile experience of ‘home’.<br />CHIRODEEP CHAUDHURI’s photographs appear in a number of influential anthologies, including Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai (2003), Bombay: The Cities Within (2001) and Fort Walks: Around Bombay’s Fort Area (1999). He is the editor of photography of ‘Mumbai Now’, the contemporary section of the much admired Bombay Then, Mumbai Now (2009). His work has also been exhibited in India and abroad and is part of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, both in the USA, and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan and various private collections in India.<br />He has been a part of the photography teams of various media organizations in India such as the Sunday Observer, the Outlook Group, and till recently worked as Editor of Photography and Design Director for the Indian editions of the international arts and culture magazine Time Out. He also teaches photojournalism at Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai, where he lives. He is currently working on a book on the fastdisappearing world of the manual typewriter.<br />Chirodeep Chaudhuri will be in conversation with Sooni Taraporewala discussing his book at Blue Frog Media Pvt Ltd, Todi &amp; Co Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 on Tuesday 26 March, 2013 at 5.30 pm<br /><br /></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:50:16 +0000