Artists in Kolkata raise their voice against terrorism

Kolkata, Mar 26 : Paintings and sculptures emerged as effective awareness tools against terrorism at an art exhibition held in Kolkata.

'Art on Terrorism' is an endeavour by the artistes to raise their voice against terrorism and violence through the aesthetics of art.

Thirty-six artistes have joined hands in the campaign to express their anguish at the inhuman acts of violence which have shaken the country.It is not only against the 26/11 or 9/11, it is also in society. There is terrorism and there is evidence of it.

So it is very important to be a social creature. We have some sort of responsibility to protest against it, said Tapas Konar, an artiste.Paintings and sculptures on terrorism and violence attracted scores of art lovers who seemed quite moved by the art on terrorism.

Every time when there is a crisis in the society, be it political or ocial, be it any kind of tension or turmoil in the society, creative minds are bound to react to it, said Sarmistha Maiti, a visitor.The exhibition, which opened on March 23, is on till April 4 at the Aakriti Art Gallery in the city.

By Ajitha Menon