Kolkata mansion becomes stage for drama show


A series of spectacular installations have taken over a decrepit mansion in Queens Park in Kolkata, transforming the spaces inside (and a few outside) into haunting, atmospheric arenas of memory and madness.

This is the exhibition on site Fire light by Kolkata artist and sculptor Narayan Chandra Sinha; without a doubt, one of the best of this season. The artist uses both personal and collective experiences to good effect in his gender-defying sculptures made of found objects.

The sculptural installations are not only large in the physical sense, they also create a kind of living presence in the spaces of the old house which serves as a platform for the expression of the artist as well as his muse. Sinha also uses lighting to great effect – there’s a reason the hours of exposure are after sunset. “We deny the importance of nature, our source and the organic means by which each being is connected. Fire light explore these raw and intense emotions. The works have a disturbing quality, something uncomfortable, like all good art, ”explains art curator Ina Puri who helped Sinha put together the exhibition.

At one point as a science student, Sinha has organized over 20 solo exhibitions of his works since 2000, culminating in his best-known series “Debi” in 2011, which was praised for Sinha’s reinterpretation of spirituality and ritualism. by means of metals.

Fire light can be seen at 12 Queens Park, next to Birla Mandir, Kolkata between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. until June 16. Some pictures of the show:

Installation view of the grand staircase

“Two sides of a saber”; iron and wood; 60 x 144 x 45 in
(Light of fire)

“Nature reigns”; Brass, iron and wood; 50 x 60 x 26 inches

'Machine';  Watercolor on paper;  27.5 x 27.5 inches

‘Machine’; Watercolor on paper; 27.5 x 27.5 inches

Installation view in one of the bedrooms

Installation view in one of the bedrooms

'Engulf';  The iron;  126 x 132 x 78 in

‘Engulf’; The iron; 126 x 132 x 78 in
(Light of fire)

“Boshonto”; iron and plastic; 41 x 65 x 50 in
(Light of fire)


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