Social And Political Injustice Trends in Contemporary Art 2011
(KOLKATA) Sep 9, 2011
Added on: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Social And Political Injustice
Trends in Contemporary Art 2011
Art movements have always been reactionary and art as a medium of rebel is something history has witnessed in a series with the passage of time. The twentieth century has been one of the core enhancers of art rebellion where artists through their individual languages became a part of a broader social dynamics and reflected their protest through the art works. Guernica, the famous mural painting of Pablo Picasso stands as an epitome of the reflection of social and political injustice. This particular artwork was conceived and created by Picasso as a reaction to the bombing of Guernica, Basque Country, by German and Italian warplanes at the order of the Spanish Nationalist forces, on 26 April 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Several other such examples are there across the globe in different ages where creative minds have taken their significant steps to build up a discourse on social and political issues through their artistic practices.
Keeping the same track in mind, when the present world is suffering from great distresses - be it in the form of genocides, catastrophes and natural calamities, battle for boundaries and borders, racial discriminations, religious wars, terrorism and its worldwide protests or the struggle between local and global identity and the conflict between the indigenous and the hegemony of imperialistic cultures, the encroachment of lands, the suicides of peasants, the regular female foeticide, the increasing anti-social turmoil, the devastating fire & subsequent death of innocent people at Stephen Court, Kolkata and so on and so forth – Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata takes the opportunity to put forward an exclusive show that will exhibit different voices of the artists’, take on political and social injustice in various forms of art mediums.
The exhibition has been titled as Social And Political Injustice Trends in Contemporary Art 2011 and will be showcased from September 9th, 2011 at the aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata itself. The participating artists are a young contemporary bunch including Tapas Biswas, Subrata Biswas, Akhil Chandra Das, Nantu Behari Das, Mithun Dasgupta, Priyanka Lahiri, Sagar Bhowmick, Partha Guin, Prandeep Kalita, Pappu Bardhan, Swapan Kumar Mallick, Ketan N Amin, Debashish Dutta and Buddhadev Mukherjee. We expect to see each artist’s work of art generating the scope to become a landmark in the social history of our times.
To be inaugurated by Shri Subhendu Dasgupta. Shri Pranab Ranjan Ray and Shri Bijon Choudhury would grace the occasion. Shri Nanak Ganguly will read a paper on the “Politics in Art”.
The exhibition can be viewed from Monday to Saturday, 12 to 7 p.m, excepting Sundays and is also available online at www.aakritiartgallery.com
Exhibition from 9th to 30th September, 2011. (12 p.m to 7p.m, Sunday closed).