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Kolkata’s maiden art biennale to showcase global artworks from April 7

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Birla Academy of Art and Culture will showcase Kolkata’s first international art biennale ‘Calcutta Art Biennale-2015’, from April 7 to April 19. The city’s first art biennale will display over 200 artworks by masters and contemporary artists from Asia, Europe, America and Africa.

Photographs, graphic art, paintings and sculptures will be displayed at the international art biennale which is being organised by Roymans Art Studio (London, Kolkata, Ankara).

Artist Manas Roy, convenor of the event and founder of the art studio on Friday said, “For the first time, the city is going to experience the international art biennale from April 7 to April 19.”
The exhibition will present artworks of famous artists like M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, Nandalal Bose, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Jogen Chowdhury, Alexander Tokarev, John Wieser, Wasim Kapoor and many other Indian artists.

Apart from these artwork the exibition will also showcase projects by visual artists from countries like the Netherlands, the U.K., Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Senegal, Uganda, Qatar, Kuwait, USA, and Taiwan. At the time of inauguration, felicitation and interactive session has also been planned.

This art biennale is taking place under the license of European Art Society of London.

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Karan Johar To Be Honoured As The First Indian Filmmaker At Madame Tussauds

Karan Johar feels overwhelmed on experiencing this honour.

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The bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar
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Filmmaker Karan Johar says he feels honoured to be the first filmmaker from India to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds.

Karan on Thursday tweeted a photograph of himself, holding a briefcase in one hand and a wax imprint of his palm on the other hand. A copy of his biography “An Unsuitable Boy” is also seen kept in front of him.

“Honoured to be the first filmmaker from India at the prestigious Madame Tussauds. Thank you to the entire team in London who worked tirelessly… Will have further details about when and where soon! Madame Tussauds,” he captioned the image.

Details about the launch of his wax figure are still under wraps.

Currently, Karan has a slew of films in his kitty, including “Student Of The Year 2” and “Kalank”, which features a star ensemble including Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt.  IANS

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