Celebrating Annual Exhibition 2022
The century-old historic event of the college returns. After a pause of two long years, the Parampara Student’s Annual Exhibition is finally about to take place in the GCAC college campus once again. The stakes are high, expectations are higher, as the 157year old institute survives and rises from the shackles of the pandemic. This year the students of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta are commemorating the annual art exhibition on its 157th year inside the GCAC college campus. Students are once again united to showcase their creative and anticipated artworks from multiple disciplines with the support of excellent faculty persons and Principal. This year students and teachers have contributed an extraordinary effort to beautifully execute the exhibition even after compromising with the post COVID effects and new norms.
“Art is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real”Rabindranath Tagore
This quote by R.N. Tagore absolutely justifies an artist’s desire to search beyond the universal truth and the thrust to expose the truth which sometimes remained undiscovered in the familiar dimension. Tagore being an art enthusiast and art practitioner , understood the vitality of practicing art can make a person express more about his/her expressions & feelings and engages people to think and deal with multi visionary perspectives. Art doesn’t always revolve around perfection , it continues growing and developing to express feelings, emotions, thoughts and human capacities. Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta has been fatherly contributing the society the vision of art by producing so many eminent artists, designers, art practitioner and most importantly art enthusiasts since its foundation. We have had distinguished names like Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy , Ashit Kumar Halder, Hemen Majumder, Somnath Hore, Ganesh Halui, Haren Das, Geeta Bhattacharya, Samir Aich, Santan Dinda, Jogen Chowdhury, and many more in the alumni list. The ‘close to nature’ college campus is basically a creative hub, where the aesthetic & creative sense will automatically generate amongst students & practitioners. The ambience of the college premises will certainly indulge even into a random visitor that definitely helps the budding artists to stay connected within the periphery of art as long as they are inside the campus. The language of visual art is being taught here in an advanced way followed by history of art & ideas.
Parampara continuing the legacy since 1864
Parampara, maintaining its legacy, has once again come across the talented students of eight prestigious disciplines i.e. Western Painting, Indian Painting, Modeling & Sculpture, Graphic Design/Applied Art, Ceramics Art & Pottery, Textile Design, Wood & Leather, Printmaking. This is the time when students get their opportunities to showcase the best of their works and presentations that they have been preparing for the whole year. The exhibition includes an array of artifacts from countless forms of human making: paintings, drawings, crafts, sculpture, video installations, sound installations, performing & interactive art, ceramics and pottery works, printmaking, textile presentations, and many more. The extraordinary faculty panel consisted of eminent artists and art practitioners who will join the students with all their skills & support and help them execute their works in a preferable & presentable manner. Viewers from all over the country and outside will also come & join us in the occasion along with the constant visitors. This year GCAC students union has contributed a benchmark effort that takes up everyone into initiating the much awaited upcoming occasion of art in physical format even after coping up with post covid exposure.
Coming to the individual departments, students of Western Painting genre maintain the tradition of classical, realistic, modern and postmodern art by exploring various mediums. The works of Painting Indian Style, the gharana of Aban Tagore & Raja Ravi Varma, enrich the exhibition with it’s ‘wash technique’ compositions, portraits in ‘gouache’ and many more. Modeling and Sculpture being one of the prestigious departments consists of creative 3D sculptures, relief sculptures, metal sculptures, terracotta works etc. The students of Graphic Design department bring another dimension to the exhibition with it’s very creative, bold, & commercial approach into their works. They deal with both manual and digital formats. Textile design manages making amazing tapestry, weave presentations and so on. Ceramists create excellent wheel extracting potteries and vessels followed by creative ones. Printmakers have a generous contribution by engaging us with some of beautiful etching, woodcut, aquatint works, etc. Wood and Leather discipline has an incredible display of 3D realistic and abstract wood works followed by leather works.
Details of Exhibition:
Date : 23rd May-28th May 2022
Time : 3pm-8pm at GCAC College Campus.
Address : 28, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, WB, India.
The Parampara Student’s Union welcomes everyone to our 157th edition of Student’s Annual Exhibition 2021-22.