Events of the week

Perceptive works

What: Vadehra Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of 27 paintings titled ‘Miasmatica’, featuring recent work by artist Anandajit Ray. Ray pursues symbiotic energies in theme through deliberate distinctions in the focal points or character of a particular series of work. He consumes the generality of the surrounding environment with open minded largesse, while invoking a humorous approach to what can be noted as intense perceptions. Ray is interested in pictorializing the intersection between the illusions of thought and the reality of vision, by pledging hyper-awareness to the boundaries between external happenings and internal imprinting. In the Peripheral Vapid series of paintings, Ray turns to Indian miniatures for structural inspiration, but instead of employing a journalistic approach to figuration he focuses on the aesthetics of violence and anxiety that are caused by a general emptiness of feeling. 

When: September 3 – 30

Where: Vadehra Art Gallery


Feature film

What: Multiple award winner including Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film – The Tin Drum is being screened by India International Centre. Oskar was born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. The Tin Drum is Volker Schlöndorff’s visionary adaptation of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

When: Till September 19

Where: Website of IIC


Cultural capital

What: Showcasing the cultural richness of Bengal, Art Magnum, Debovasha Art Gallery and 108 Projects present ‘The Joy of Bengal’, a group exhibition featuring eminent contemporary artists from Bengal. Bengal has been the epicentre of arts in India since the germination of the Bengal School in the early 20th century. Its relevance as the cultural capital of India has increased manifold considering the challenges posed by both the domestic scenario as well as the international situation. The exhibition shall in many ways depict the response of the artist of Bengal over the years to these difficult challenges. A total of 40-50 artworks of different mediums is on display tracing the journey of some of the most significant contemporary artists from Bengal. 

When: September 12 – 20

Where: Shridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam


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