26th Nov – 4th Dec, 2022 | Bikaner House, main building, Delhi
Gallery Art Positive presents a group show ‘Bengal-Nama’ featuring iconic artists from Bengal and Bangladesh with artworks representing visual tapestries of the socio-cultural history of Bengal, curated by Ina Puri. The exhibition features 20 modern and contemporary artists, as the show pays homage to Bengal and its rich heritage of art practice from early times.
The featured artists are Bapi Das, Bappaditya Biswas, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Debasish Mukherjee, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Jogen Chowdhury, K. G. Subramanyan, Narayan Chandra Sinha, Najmun Nahar Keya, Paritosh Sen, Partha Dasgupta, Promotesh Das Pulak, Reba Hore, Shahria Sharmin, Shimul Saha, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Soma Das, Soumya Sankar Bose, Sudipta Das, and Yasmin Jahan Nupur.
Through this exhibition, the gallery will showcase artists from across borders who have been working in a diverse range of media, including textiles, paintings, photography, ceramics, installations, sculptures and collages.
Curator Ina Puri said, “Be it about alienation or issues of resistance; radical criticism of the socio-political systems or playful irony and banter about the ‘bhadralok’, you find a rich diversity and multiplicity in the image-making emerging from the region. The artists bring alive through the terrestrial prism a glimpse of ideas and movements that are vitally relevant to our times, historically and politically from the past to now.”
Celebrating a milestone moment, the exhibition also ushers in the gallery’s 15th anniversary with a tribute to a state which richly contributed to the gallery’s journey from its inception. After Bikaner House, the exhibition will travel to Gallery Art Positive, Lado Sarai, New Delhi.