THE DARK EDGE OF GREEN

ARUNIMA CHOUDHURY
Works 1995-2022
Curated by Nancy Adajania

June 18 – August 20, 2022

Emami Art is honoured to present a retrospective-scale exhibition of Arunima Choudhury, recognised as one of the most important contemporary artists from Bengal. Curated by Nancy Adajania, the exhibition titled ‘The Dark Edge of Green’ covers a long arc of her practice spanning three decades between 1995 and 2022. Besides paintings, rendered both in acrylic and vegetable colour, the artist’s most preferred medium, her remarkable but rarely shown fabric, ceramic, and enamel works are also on view.

SHAHIDUL ALAM: ‘SINGED BUT NOT BURNT’. Curated by INA PURI

June 18 – August 20, 2022

Opening on the 18th of June, the retrospective exhibition spanning the four decade long career of the renowned photographer who is also a writer, an activist and an institution-builder will be on view for a month before travelling to other Indian cities. The panorama of photographs exhibited will give the viewer an idea of Shahidul Alam’s engagement with issues relating to equality for all as well as his lifelong mission to make visual literacy accessible to everyone through images he has shot during his brilliant career as a photo-journalist and documentarian. ‘Singed but not Burnt’ will have over 80 significant photographs right back from his early archives to his most recent work, sometimes shot urgently with his mobile phone, on the streets while covering a raging riot. Apart from Alam’s own photographs, the exhibition will present vignettes from his life and show among other rare visuals, models created by his neice Sofia Karim of the layout of Keraniganj Jail where he spent 101 days a while ago for engaging in the student’s protest movement.

SOMNATH HORE: A CENTENARY EXHIBITION, CURATED BY K.S. RADHAKRISHNAN

June 18 – July 24, 2022

Somnath Hore: A centenary exhibition, curated by K.S. Radhakrishnan, explores the different facets of the artist. The nonlinear exhibition covers his works across different periods, including works from an unpublished sketchbook of his drawings of daily life in Santiniketan from 1987/88. The exhibition includes intaglio prints from his period in Delhi in the 1960s (including his masterpiece the Birth of a White Rose, 1961- which fetched him the National Award) as well as etchings, drawings, and paintings from different periods, done in different methods. Pages from his sketchbook from 1997/98, with pen-and-ink sketches capture animals in Santiniketan, both in a playful mode, as well as co-sufferers of human beings (as Somnath Hore would see them as). The exhibition showcases some of his early works (woodcut prints) from the 1940s/1950s (including iconic works like Ratey Khuli Baithak, 1946 and Budhiya Barmaner Ma, 1946).

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