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  Life   Art  06 Sep 2019  On the subject of life

On the subject of life

THE ASIAN AGE. | SEAN COLIN YOUNG
Published : Sep 6, 2019, 12:21 am IST
Updated : Sep 6, 2019, 12:21 am IST

In this exhibition, recent graduates of a prestigious visual arts institute presented their fresh outlook on the trials of life.

Being qua being
 Being qua being

At the Shridharani Gallery, an ongoing exhibition titled ‘Kala Bhavana: The Legacy of Ingenuity’, has been prompting plenty of art connoisseurs to stop and admire. After all, when 40 artists, all recent graduates, come together and present works across various mediums of art, including sculpture, there’s reason enough to take interest. Especially, if the occasion happens to be the 100th anniversary of the Rabindranath Tagore-established Kala Bhavana.

The gallery presents varied genres, mediums, and styles like oil on canvas, acrylic, sculptures and more. Some of the artists on display are Anirudra Mondal, Anup Let, Gargi Ghost, Intaz Ansari, Koustav Nag, Santanu Banerjee and Portia Roy. A world of themes like overpopulation, displacement, job hardships, women who have been silenced throughout their lives, and other such topics concerning the trials one faces in real life, can be witnessed here.

 

Nishant, the curator of the exhibition, points out an interesting fact about the title of the exhibition, saying, “The title comes from the idea that each and every work is different from the other.” On being asked about how these paintings are a representation of society, he responds, “Artists are a part of society and they cannot think beyond it.”

Each individual work put up here has a message to give. Hence, the motto of the exhibition is, “To promote the young and energetic students who have a certain potential, to be in the art world.”

Tags: rabindranath tagore, kala bhavana