Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Photograph as a Document lecture, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Annual Show and more..


The Photograph as Document
( Photojournalist Ram Rahman)
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai presents a lecture titled ‘The Photograph as Document: Making a Visual Archive of a Culture’ by eminent  photographer Ram Rahman on Saturday, 9th November, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
Photojournalist Ram Rahman’s activism and varied interests have given him an insight into some of modern India’s most private and memorable moments. His images form a narrative of timeless moments, of fleeting memories and long-lost faces captured forever. By looking back at his rich oeuvre, Ram will discuss the tradition of documentary photography, and trace its historical roots in India. The questions of truth, context, history, memory and nostalgia are embedded in the photographic image, and Ram will speak on how a practitioner grapples with these issues to make a body of work which is both personal and universal.
The lecture will be held on Saturday 9thNovember, 2013 in the Origins of Mumbai Gallery at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, please RSVP by email at (

Roop Rachana
( Work by Dnyaneshwar Dhavle)
Bliss Art Gallery, Pune presents a solo show of art works by artist Dnyaneshwar Dhavle. The show titled, ‘Roop Rachana’ displays paintings rendered in nature abstractions.  The artist hails form an agrarian background and hence his innate understanding of nature and environment make his work unique.

Though he is working as an assistant director, set designer with the government film organisation, his interest in the arts has spurred him on to depict his roots and background through his art works.

The show is on view till 16th November 2013.

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Annual Show

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi invites entries for their Annual Art Exhibition 2013. With varying cash prizes to be won in the professional category and student category, the annual art exhibition aims to bring out artistic talent from the Chandigarh, Panchukla and Mohali regions.

The participation can be in the competition and not for competition category as per the participant’s choice. The categories for application are Painting, Sculpture, Graphics(Print-making), Photography, Drawing, Mix-Media, Installation art and Multi Media.

The forms can be procured from the Akademi offices or downloaded from the website:

The date for submission of entries for students is 26th November to 5th December 2013 between 10am to 3pm

Submission of entries for Professionals is 26th November to 6th December 2013 between 10am to 3 pm. at the Akademi Offices.

Rasa Artworks and Sculptures
( Work by Deepa Nath)
Ginger Lily Art Space, Hyderabad presents a solo show of artist Deepa Nath. Largely self taught, her work depicts human emotion in her paintings. Hailing originally from Hyderabad Deepa has extensively traveled in India and outside. Deepa has a number of paintings depicting parental bonding, be it mother and child father and son. 

She has dabbled in various media, charcoal, pastels and acrylic being her favourites. She likes her subjects to be realistic and uses the technique of strokes and textures and finishes mostly with a knife. Deepa has learnt nuances of art under the tutelage of renowned artists Mr. Anant Bhide of Pune and Mr. Ambadas Mahurkar of Hyderabad.

The show is on view till 10th November 2013.

( News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

On the art of sketching for theatre
(Artist Sajeev Keezhariyoor with his drawing based on the play ‘Lusia’, at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery in Kozhikode on Saturday. Photo: K. Ragesh)

Around 30 drawings in pen and charcoal constitute the exhibition ‘Theatre-Sketches’ by Sajeev Keezhariyoor, an artist-cum-theatre personality.
The show, which began at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery here on Friday, is an attempt to render on canvas some of the scenes as well as images from the two plays produced by Kozhikode Nataka Gramam and directed by T. Suresh Babu. The plays ‘Lusia’ by M.U. Praveen and ‘Oru Gandhavicharam’ by Sasi Pookad will be staged at Kozhikode Town Hall at 7 p.m. on November 4 and 5 respectively and the exhibition of sketches based on these serves as a curtain-raiser to the plays.
This could be counted as a rare promotional event for theatre in Kerala as it presents two forms of art simultaneously.
Sajeev has been in theatre for a number of years now despite his brief stint as art student and artist. He has conducted art exhibitions but is in a tie-up with theatre for the first time. The black and white sketches and the use of charcoal and pen were deliberate, he says.
“Black and white has its own beauty and more intensity. Since I had to create more sketches in lesser time, charcoal was handy. Colouring each one of these would have been time consuming. These sketches will be rendered useless after the plays are staged. Hence, there was no point spending money on colours for such a temporary arrangement, Mr. Sajeev told The Hindu. The series on the play ‘Oru Gandhavicharam’ analyses various instances where ‘scent’ is important. The theme of the play is the contrast between natural scents and artificial perfumes and the modern man’s fixation with the latter. ‘Lusia’ is a compilation of characters from various plays of Samuel Beckett. 
(Report courtesy The Hindu)

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