Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Articles By Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Artist Rohit Saha’s photobook 1528 captures Manipur’s encounters with violence

Published by Alkazi Foundation, Rohit Saha’s photobook is the result of three-year research into Sharmila’s journey, the Malom massacre and victims of alleged fake encounters in Manipur.

Architect and artist Martand Khosla’s latest show is a witness to the possibilities in cities

In his latest solo show, Delhi-based Khosla continues to engage with the idea of a city from different perspectives, following his previous trysts motivated by the lives of labourers and construction sites and materials.

Compelling artworks to look out for at the third edition of the Delhi Contemporary Art Week 2019

Over 50 established and emerging artists from South Asia are being represented by the city’s leading galleries.

Life of a cop

An upcoming murder mystery for the stage, 36 Defence Colony, attempts to highlight the often unseen side of Indian police officers

Artists Balaji Ponna and Anni Kumari signal humanity’s impending doom in their exhibition ‘Mirrored Questions’

The exhibition is showing Ponna’s 16 canvases that are riddled with metaphors and suggestions of human-inflicted calamities.

Unravel, an improv theatre performance, hopes to encourage discussions on mental health

With no prior script, and dialogues created in front of live viewers, two-hour-long Unravel, staged on August 16, made an attempt to share the experience of those suffering from depression and other mental health issues.

Chennai-based Kumaresan Selvaraj’s latest solo is a satirical take on memories and the environment

Selvaraj uses portions of invitation cards that are discarded, which end up in waste paper markets. It helps him buy paper cheap for his colourful sculptural artworks.

Bindi Sheth’s exhibition focuses on the lives of differently-abled children

Nearly 35 photographs put the spotlight on the works of Prabhat Education Foundation, started by its founder Keshav Chatterjee in Ahmedabad, which serves children with special needs from low-income communities through counselling, therapy and learning activities

Eight artists from the North East come together to shed light on the issues pertinent to borders and their land

Reminding the viewer of the famous yesteryear black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons are Shillong-based artist Treibor Mawlong’s woodcuts, Hills & Tales, where nine panels question the notion of home.

The exhibition ‘A Time for Farewells’ takes viewers on a journey into the future

New Delhi-based Sundaram has arranged terracotta fragments in an abstract manner and converted them into light boxes, as if referring to the ruins of modernity in Astral Vision (2019).

Black and White

Nine artists dig deep into the many layers of the skin in the exhibition titled ‘Skin: The Finer Nuance’

Persian scholar Aziz Mahdi’s photo exhibition focusses on the lesser-known aspects of Iran

During his travels, Aziz Mahdi was surprised how Iranians associate India with diversity, democracy and Amitabh Bachchan. He notes how Indians are unaware about the relationship the two countries have shared since the Mughal era.

Nurturing a Dying Art

Theatre director M Sayeed Alam revives his play Pollution Hazir Ho with the touch of street magicians, bahurupiyas and snake charmers.

Raza and his Companions

An exhibition gives a rare insight into SH Raza’s friendship with his contemporaries and masters of exhibition

The Trialogue Company’s play Tansen echoes the trials of the famed musician in Akbar’s court

A melange of dance, drama and live music comprising dhrupad, qawwali and khayal gayaki, the play chronicles Tansen’s birth to Parvati and Makarand after many prayers, near Gwalior.

He Saw at the Sea Shore

In his new exhibition, TK Hareendran turns his gaze on the ideas of pain, longing and freedom.

Other side of the river

Director MS Raj’s political investigative documentary drama, Marina Puratchi, reveals hidden stories of the Jallikattu protests

Rakesh Bedi returns with his play Massage, and unravels the lure of theatre

His one-man comedy show Massage, brought by Pooja Sehgal Batta Theatre, will be staged in the Capital on Saturday, where he steps into 24 characters.

‘Her infectious energy drew everyone towards her’

Mourning Mulay’s loss on social media, National Award-winning film critic Meenakshi Shedde stated, “Akka enjoyed close friendships with Satyajit Ray, French filmmaker Louis Malle and others; they helped her make her documentary The Tidal Bore.”

Kolkata-based artist Piyali Sadhukhan uses art to address violence against women

Her choice to write couplets, in Braille, under most of her art works, successfully fulfill her purpose, of showing how society turns a blind eye to situations.