Saturday 2 December 2023

Exploring 'Myth and its Aftermaths': A Unique Artistic Journey at Aakriti Art Gallery's Artist Residency and Bronze Sculpture Workshop

 Kolkata, India - Aakriti Art Gallery proudly announces an exclusive Artist Residency and Bronze

Sculpture Workshop, conceptualized and curated by Delhi based independent Art Historian Dr. Soujit Das, a former Assistant Professor of Government College of Art and Craft Calcutta. This creative event, centered around the theme 'Myth and its Aftermaths: An Exploration of Contemporary Sculptural

Practices,' is set to take place from the 6th to 11th of December, 2023.

The picturesque Bachhawat Estate located in Madhupur, Badu Road, Barasat, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India; will serve as the creative hub for this distinctive artist residency. This residency will foster creative and intellectual dialogue as established artists will come together to explore the profound interplay between myths, society, and politics in today's capricious world. The participating artists - a stellar line-up comprising Aditya Basak, Akhil Chandra Das, Atin Basak, Chaitali Chanda, Chhatrapati Dutta, Debabrata De, Jayashree Chakravarty, Mansoor Ali, Mukulendu Pathak, Shanta Samanta, Shanti Swaroopini, Subrata Biswas, Sudip Roy, and Tapas Biswas, will lead a thought-provoking discourse through their sculptural expressions.

The theme for the residency draws inspiration from Roland Barthes' seminal work 'Mythologies,' inviting artists to unravel the evolving nature of myths and their profound impact on contemporary cultural landscapes. The curator emphasizes, "Myths are not relics of the past but live on as influential cultural forces, shaping and being shaped by our complex global society." During the residency, artists will delve into the realms of appropriation and deconstruction of myths, challenging conventional narratives and revealing the hidden symbols and ideologies that shape our perceptions. The works produced will aim to dismantle established polysemous narratives, empowering viewers to question and re-evaluate the stories that shape their reality. Moreover, the exhibition aims to underscore the global nature of myths in an interconnected world dominated by technology and media. The fruits of the collective creative labour will be exhibited next year along with a publication authored by the Curator, documenting the entire process. This experience promises to be a visual and intellectual treat, offering a unique perspective on how myths continue to influence and evolve in our lives.

Aakriti Art Gallery and the participating artists will host an Open Day Session for general public, artists and Press on 10th December between 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Bachhawat Estate.

For press inquiries and additional information

Please contact:
Mr Sumit Das
Gallery Assistant

Aakriti Art Gallery Kolkata
12/3a, Orbit Enclave, Picasso Bithi, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Phone: +91 – 79806 13424

About Aakriti Art Gallery Kolkata: Aakriti Art Gallery Kolkata is a premier platform dedicated to
showcasing modern and contemporary art, fostering creative dialogues, and promoting artistic
innovation within India's cultural landscape. Through exhibitions, residencies, and workshops, Aakriti
Art Gallery continues to champion artistic excellence and cultural exchange.