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Paresh Maity’s latest exhibition, artwork from the shared history of UK and India and the Goa art & literature festival.

The Sked
The Sked

Calcutta Art
Conversations In Colour

Recipient of the Padma Shri and the Cartier Award, Paresh Maity’s passion for art made him forsake a city school for a while, and attend a traditional village school, where he made clay idols. Thus, a desire to become an artist took strong roots in him. Maity has had 71 solo exhibitions over 35 years. A romantic who keenly feels the underbelly of society, he is forever engaged in in finding newer idioms. A voracious traveller, Maity feels that his stay in Rajasthan is what has made his recent works explode with colour. His works are also on display at places like the British Museum and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Sounds of Silence is an exhibition that will display the artist’s oeuvre, including his recent explorations into sculptures and installations, much of which will be shown for the first time in India. Dec 12- Jan 16, Birla Academy of Art and Culture

When Two Lenses Overlap

The British Council and the Alkazi Foundation have come up with a unique photo exhibition called ‘PhotoUKIndia: Origins’, featuring 31 artists and 6 authors. A partner event of the Delhi Photo Festival 2015, the aim is to showcase artwork from the shared history of UK and India. That history has evolved and transformed over the years, influencing what we want and who we are. The writers and photographers will address the issue of division and fusion through mediums like fiction, poe­try and biographical sketches. It will enable us to re-imagine their identities and unravel the meaning of ‘origins’ by privileging narrative-­based photo stories. The show, curated by Rahaab Allana, will showcase works of Arpita Shah, Evan Tho­mas, Christopher Pinney and others. Oct 15-Jan 3, British Council

This Too

Bangalore Theatre Based on Kannada folklore, Choma’s Tale is adapted into a play by Vijay Padiki. It’s about Choma, an untouchable bonded labo­urer. All he dreams is to till his own land. Dec 13, Alliance Francais

And Also

For New Gems, Look at the Side

Following its inception in 2010, the Goa Arts and Literature Festival is now one of India’s most talked about cultural events. Aiming to incorporate the ‘margins’ into the mainstream, it has brought writers and artists from the North­east, Kashmir and Pakistan to limelight, aside from Goan artists and writers. The event has earlier featured personalities like Gul­zar, Amitav Ghosh, Rajdeep Sardesai and others as guest speakers. Though Goa is a much sought after tourism destination, there is a lot that remains unknown about its culture which GALF has an opportunity bring to attention. Dec 10-13, The International Centre

Mumbai Culture

Seriously Comic

Mumbai is gearing up for the fourth Film and Comic Conv­ention, which brings together comic book aficionados and movie fans. On the guest list are Rob Denbleykar, author and artist of Cyanide and Happiness and Sylvester Mccoy, actor from the TV ser­ies Doctor Who. Along with stalls that will sell graphic novels and merchandise, there will be workshops too. Dec 19-20, Bombay Exhibition Centre

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