Meet with the Art Historian
Prof. R. Sivakumar
on 27th May, 2017 at 5 P.M.
Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam
The contemporary art world is facing many complexities like socio -political, plural, existential, aesthetical esp. in the post modern era. Though we have few great art historians and critics, in India, there is less serious platforms for such discourses and discussions. In this context we realizes the vitality of such discussion spaces and accordingly organising a 'meet with the art historian' programme on 27th May 2017, 5 P.M. at Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam. In this programme Prof. R. Sivakumar, renowned art historian and critic will meet the public and discourse his views and vision on Art and Culture.
It is great pleasure for the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi to present an exclusive collection of Tea Garden Journal & other prints and drawings by Somanath Hore in collaboration with Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata.
Somanath Hore was born in 1921, in chittagong, now in Banglasesh. He studied art especially printmaking from Govt. College of Art, Kolkata. In his youth he became affiliated with the communist party, and his socialist ideologies influenced the early phase of his artistic career. Hore learned the methods and nuances of printmaking, mainly lithography and intaglio. By the 50’ he was regarded as the premier printmaker in India. Hore invented and developed various printmaking techniques of his own including his famous pulp-print technique, which he used in the critically acclaimed ‘Wounds series' of prints. He became the head of department of graphics in Santinikethan and a close accociate of K.G. Subramanyan and Ramkinkar Baij. In the 1970s, he also started making sculpture. His contorted bronze figures recalled the agonies of famine and war, and became iconic emblems of modern Indian Art. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 85.
This month long exhibition will be from 26th May to 26th June 2017 at the Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam. There will be a Baul Sangeeth programme by Madhusudhan Baul and Jayanti Baul from Kolkata on Friday 26th May 2017 at 4.P.M. and there after Shri. M.A. Baby (former state cultural minister) will inaugurate the exhibition at 5 P.M., followed by an illustrated lecture by Prof. R. Sivakumar, renowned art historian.
We cordially invite you to attend the Baul Sangeeth programme and inaugural ceremony on 26th May and grace the occasion.