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Bengal Art Initiative is an artists' platform with diverse interest in art. It aims to build a community engaged in dialogues on creativity. BAI's organizational priority is to explore those modes of art practice that address issues relevant to Indian contexts in light of wider, international scenarios, as much as they reinterpret foreign issues through the lens of Indian experiences.
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Bengal Art Initiative is an artists’ platform with diverse interest in art. It aims to build a community engaged in dialogues on creativity. BAI’s organizational priority is to explore those modes of art practice that address issues relevant to Indian contexts in light of wider, international scenarios, as much as they reinterpret foreign issues through the lens of Indian experiences.
Welcome to Bengal Art Initiative
This is a very post. The Bengal Art Initiative is a platform for focusing a new identity of art people who are engaged in art practice during long years back. We, the members of BAI (Bengal Art Initiative) have created this organization as a podium to open dialogs & debates to make an understanding on contemporary art practice & visual culture all over the world. Our target is to re-organize those people who are eager beaver to fulfill the commitment for their own initiative in art which is inclined to the questions for searching a new identity also the crisis of the time. For this, we have forwarded the policy to re-open the lid of a Pandora box to meet those people who are interested through the application of hi-end technological advances, the blog site or website, e-mail or internet/intranet, virtual imaging even the utility of multimedia, interactive or time based also. Now our blog is ready to open the dialogs & debates for the reason & argumentative logic in upcoming & current issues of the art world. Thank you!
Contemporary Art : Different Perspectives
| The Second Art-Talk-Show of BAI | 18th Dec, 2015 | Abanindra Savaghar, Charukala Bhawan, Kolkata |
| Video PART-1 | Video PART-2 | Bengali Version |
In the winter (y.2015) BAI initiated to organize an art talk show at Abanindra Sabhagriho,
Charukala Bhawan (Auditorium of Art Council of Govt. of West Bengal) where BAI’s
first art talk program was organized just two years ago.
In this program recognized young painter & sculptor Partha Dasgupta spoke on his ceramic art that he created successfully during long years back. At present he engaged himself in the development of pavilion designing of Sharod festivals, aesthetically which is more attractive & innovative, no doubt the viewers have a scope to reach the goal of re-thinking on his installation projects.
Another one artist & art writer Tapan Bhattacharya spoke on the topic, contemporary art & its problems. Tapan Bhattacharya is well-known art writer in Bengal & other places in India also he is a working artist, as a committed painter he exhibited & participated in different gallery shows in India. Interestingly the sign of different perspectives of contemporary art focused in voices of both the speakers.
Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Critical Art History, Boston Art Institute moderated this program skillfully and in the year 2014 Prof. Sanyal delivered a fantastic speech on few non-western artists’ works that were indicated as the issue of ‘Post Studio’ or ‘Post Medium’ of contemporary art history.
At the beginning of the program, the announcer Naba K Chakrabarty, secretary of BAI read a short message on behalf of BAI’s mission statement and then the ‘Artalk’ program had been going up to 9 pm including 10 min. break. All associated websites and blog sites such as Globalthek, BanglaBlog, BanglaBlogaru and BAI’s own blog ‘Let’s Talk Together’ published news and information jointly via Facebook , Google, Twitter, Linked In page etc.
Now, we the members of BAI call our friends/bloggers/artists for viewing this Video PART-1 & Part-2 here and put their comments in ‘Leave a Reply’ box to continue the discussion which is a fundamental objective of BAI. You are welcome!
Post Medium or Post Studio
The first program of Bengal Art Initiative
Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Art History & Critical Studies, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts, USA delivered an analytical speech with slide show in context to the issue of Post Medium or Post Studio on Contemporary Art Practices in India and abroad. This first program ‘Art-Talk’ was organized by the Bengal Art Initiative (BAI) in Abanindra Savaghar, Charukala Bhavan, Kolkata on 13 Dec, 2014 at 6 pm. All readers are requested that this speech was delivered in Bengali language, so the Bengali knowing people can understand the talk of Prof. Sanyal. Please press the above button to listen the content.
As a co partner BanglaBlog (Bengali version) shares major publishing materials such as news, information & contents of Bengal Art Initiative in Bengali language so that the Bengali speaking people can share it.
Catalog of Second Art Show at AFA
Please collect this pdf file if you need to read the catalog.
Second art show of Bengal Art Initiative at AFA, Kolkata
Second art show by the members of BAI is running. The members of BAI displayed different media such as painting, print-making, installation, drawing, digital art etc. which usually deal with several contemporary issues. The participating artists are Nilotpal Sinha, Bilendra Nath Mondal, Parag Roy, Sumit Choudhury, Sudip Rakshit, Naba Kumar Chakrabarty, Manjushree Ghosh and Deep Saha. Artist Ganesh Haloi, Parthapratim Deb and Tapan Bhattacharya have visited this exhibition and expressed their important opinions on this show. We place here few images of artworks with a slider for public viewing.
BAI jumps into its Second Annual Show “50×32” at AFA, Kolkata
Bengal Art Initiative is going to play a role to organize its second art exhibition at North Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata from 15-21 Sep. 2016, 3-8 pm. BAI invites all artists, art lovers and neti-zens to visit this show in virtual space or in physical space in gallery. From today BAI members have started to move for a campaign through paper and electronic media. Also BAI, BanglaBlog and BanglaBlogaru share a responsibility to post news/discussion in the web world and obviously everybody is welcome in this art exhibition! Thanks!
Parag Roy’s painting
WE ARE SHOCKED!
is no more..!!
Another Santiniketani-an star of Bengal art disappears from the skyline of modern Indian art & aesthetics.
We have lost our Guru!
We have lost our Teacher!
We have lost our Pathfinder!
A massive gathering by the art people in BAI’s second Art-Talk-Show
Photo: Naba K Chakrabarty, Sumit Choudhury, Sudip Rakshit