Chander Haat
Chander Haat
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– a unique, multi-disciplinary art exhibition curated by Probir Gupta featuring the works of reputed artists from India, Bangladesh,

Sri Lanka, Denmark, UK, France and Russia. 

Kolkata, March 22, 2017: The Kolkata-based group Chander Haat presents LIFE AND TIME: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE – a unique, seven-day multi-disciplinary art exhibition which was inaugurated at The Academy of Fine Arts here today, with Mr. Stephane Amalir, Director, Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Kolkata as the Chief Guest, and Mr. Pranab Ranjan Roy, well-known art historian, as the Guest of Honour.

Curated by art activist Probir Gupta, the Exhibition features the works of 13 participating artists – Anjan Das, Ayan Saha, Bhabatosh Sutar, Dhiman Sutar, Mallika Das Sutar, Nirmal Malick, Pradip Das, Pintu Sikdar, Raju Sarkar, Sujit Das, Smita Das, Swastik Pal and Tarun Dey, and 10 invited artists – Bandu Manamperi (Sri Lanka), Dhali Al Mamoon (Bangladesh), Imran Hossain Piplu (Bangladesh),Kirstine Skov Hansen (Denmark), N. Pushpamala (India), Probir Gupta (India), Paul Holmes (UK),Shukla Sawant (India), Sara Acremann (France) and Valentina Sekisova (Russia).

The exhibition covers all the galleries of The Academy of Fine Arts, and will continue till March 28, 2017, from 3 pm to 8 pm daily.

Illustrated talks on important subjects will be presented by N. Pushpamala and Sanchayan Ghosh on March 23, between 3pm and 5pm, and by Shukla Sawant and Sumona Chakravarty on March 24, also between 3pm and 5pm.

 About ‘Life and Time: The Changing Landscape’…

‘Life and Time: The Changing Landscape’ is a multi-disciplinary art exhibition curated by renowned artist activist Probir Gupta. The exhibition is a commentary on life and the changes time has wrought on the socio-political-economic and environmental conditions, and in the process has eroded the system of values, ethics, concerns and honest endeavour.

There is a crisis, yet one must not lose faith in humanity. Anger is the enemy of non-violence, and pride is a monster that swallows up everything.

Rationalists are being killed, women and children are still being exploited, glaciers are melting, there is ruthlessness all around…yet, amidst this chaos, hope cannot be lost, and ideals cannot be drowned in a pool of doubts and misgivings.

23 prominent art practitioners from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the UK, Denmark, France and Russia who view the world from these perspectives are taking part in this exhibition, and their thoughts find reflection in their mixed media works in the unique, multi-disciplinary art exhibition ‘Life and Time: The Changing Landscape.’ 

Media used by the artists

Anjan Das fiber, paper pulp,net & wood.
Ayan Saha wood, formalin,rose etc.
Bhabatosh Sutar Acrylic pipe,water,electronic device
Dhiman Sutar bricks,leather,wood
Mallika Das Sutar artificial hair,iron,book,fabric,brick etc.
Nirmal Malick fiber, wood, terracotta,common clay.
Pradip Das wood,ceramic,iron.
Pintu Sikder mixed media.
Raju Sarkar transparent fiber,wood,charcoal,video.
Sujit Das fiber,helmet,pipe,video.
Smita.Das fabric,iron,thread
Swastik Pal photography
Tarun Dey iron
Bandu Manamperi performance
Dhali Al Mamoon video
Imran Hossain Piplu video
Kirstine Skov Hasen photography
N. Pushpamala video
Probir Gupta fiber and aluminium
Paul Homes sound and video
Shukla Sawant mixed media
Sara Acremann photography
Valentina Sekisova photography


About Chander Haat, briefly…

Chander Haat is an artists’ commune celebrating multi-disciplinary art forms.

Situated in the southern fringes of Kolkata at Sarsuna, Chander Haat has organised many art activities – workshops, discussions, performances and exhibitions. It is a unique place, blending an urban and a rural parallel, where creative thoughts and practices find freedom to express and apply themselves.  It offers art education activities, and also has arrangements for international artists to stay, work and experiment.