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Film Screening on Bhupen Khakhar, Nalini Malani and Vivan Sundaram by Arun Khopkar


Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

cordially invites you to the screening of a film on


Bhupen Khakhar, Nalini Malani and Vivan Sundaram

Figures of Thought


A Film by: Arun Khopkar


on Sunday 26th July  2015  at 6.00 pm

at the Auditorium, Government Museum & Art Gallery

Sector 10 C, Chandigarh


Production, direction and Script: Arun Khopkar

Cinematography: Piyush Shah; Editing: Rajesh Parmar; Sound Dilip Subramaniam

Sound Design: Rajat Dholakia; Animation: Ram Mohan Biographics


Diwan Manna

Chairman, CLKA


The film is being screened for educational purposes


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Arun Khopkar obtained his Diploma in Film Direction from FTII in 1974. He has directed two feature and several non-feature films. His films on arts and artists have won over fifteen national and international awards. He was awarded the Golden Lotus, the highest National Award three times for his short films. His book on the film director Guru Dutt won the National Award for the best book on cinema. He is a film scholar and has contributed papers on film aesthetics to international journals. He is an internationally recognised authority on Eisenstein. He has taught film theory and practice at various institutions like Moscow School for Advanced Cinematography, Jawaharlal Nehru University, FTII, National School of Drama, etc. He was a Homi Bhabha Fellow. He is widely travelled and knows French, German, Russian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, English, Italian and Japanese.


Invite: Exhibition - Remembering M V Devan: a collection of some of the most significant artists of India

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

in collaboration with

Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi

(National Academy of Art)

cordially invites you to

an Exhibition


Remembering M V Devan

a selection of artworks

by some of India’s most significant artists

from the collection of Lalit Kala Akademi


inauguration by

Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS

Advisor to the Administrator, U T Chandigarh


on 22nd July 2015 at 5.45 pm

at the Government Museum & Art Gallery

Sector 10, Chandigarh


Diwan Manna

Chairman, CLKA


Artworks by:


A Ramachandran

Akbar Padamsee

Anupam Sud

Arpita Singh

Bhupen Khakhar

Bikash Bhattacharjee

Dhanraj Bhagat

F N Souza

Ganesh Haloi

Gulammohammed Sheikh

J Sultan Ali

J Swaminathan

Jagmohan Chopra

Jeram Patel

K Jayapala Panicker

K Laxma Goud

K M Adimoolam

K Sreenivsalu

K C S Paniker

K G Subramanyan

K K Hebbar

Kanayi Kunhiraman

Krishen Khanna

Latika Katt

M Reddappa Naidu

M V Devan

N S Bendre

Nasreen Mohamedi

Prabhakar Barwe

Raghav Kaneria

Rajendar Kumar Tiku

RajniKant R Panchal

Ram Kumar

S Nandagopal

S G Vasudev

Sailoz Mukherjee

Somnath Hore

T R P Mookiah

Tyeb Mehta

V Viswanathan


Applications invited for Scholarships 2014-15

Applications invited for




Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi


Artists between 20 to 35 years of age

Scholarship amount Rs. 10,000/- per month for one year


only for residents of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali

Last date for applying 24th July 2015


Age of applicants should be:

above 20 years and below 35 years on 24.07.2015


Scholarships available in the following disciplines:

Drawing, Graphics/print making, Installation, Multi-Media,

Painting, Photography, Sculpture


Forms available at:

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi office

Download form from Akademi website:


Submission of forms at Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

State Library, First Floor, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh

only between 15 to 24th July 2015

between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm all working 


Shiv Singh Memorial Meeting


Remembering Shiv Singh


1938 – 2015

Memorial Meeting

3rd July at 5.45 pm

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

(State Academy of Art)


is holding a memorial meeting

to pay tributes to the

known artist

Shiv Singh

(who passed away on 26th June 2015)

on 3rd July 2015 at 5.45 pm

at the auditorium

Government Museum & Art Gallery

Sector 10 C, Chandigarh



Art washes from the soul, the dust of everyday life. Driving amidst the din of traffic in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, if your attention is caught by striking sculptures on roundabouts or in the precincts of Surajkund, Panjabi University, Phillaur Police Academy,  PunjabBhawan, Leisure Valley, Rose Garden, Lake Club,etc., and if you sense the grime of daily living being cleansed for a few precious moments, it is Punjab’s artist and sculptor Shiv Singh you have to thank. His paintings, especially his stylised ‘Tantra’ series, adorn the walls of many museums, govt. and public sector organizations, and are part of international private collections as well. Sculptor, painter, designer, teacher, founder member of the Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, and close collaborator with the Late Dr.M.S.Randhawa in setting up the Punjab Arts Council, Shiv Singh is a multi-faceted artist whose contribution to art in Punjab has continued unabated for almost six decades.

Hoshiarpur-born Shiv Singh gained acclaim soon after graduating from Punjab College of Arts, when he won the first prize for sculptures at the All India Arts Exhibition held at Amritsar and the SahityaAkademiAward for his illustrations of the poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s book, both  in 1965. A scholarship to Germany followed, which launched him in the international arena, with 70 solo exhibitions down the years in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Canada and England, and participation in group exhibitions notably at the Third, Fourth and Fifth Triennale, and Festival of India in USSR and Germany.Among his many awards are the National Award in Sculpture in 1979 and the President of India’s Silver Plaque for the best exhibit of the year 1982 at the All India Exhibition at New Delhi. 


Shiv Singh disseminated knowledge as Professor of Art in the Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh till his retirement in 1996, and has thereafter continued to work tirelessly to promote art, especially sculpture, in North India. His participation in and organisation of numerous sculptors camps in the country has enabled sharing of ideas, creativity and   technical prowess. In 1999 he was elected to the Central Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, from the artist constituency of the five northern states, and served as a committee member in the 10thTriennale held in 2001 at Delhi. As a member of the advisory committees of the Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, the NZCC, Patiala, and the All India Radio Station, Jalandhar, he has provided valuable inputs for the promotion of art in the region and broadcasted several talks on art from AIR, Jalandhar and Chandigarh.During his stint as chairman of the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy from 1999 till 2005, he gallantly arranged two fund-raiser exhibitions at the Govt. museum for the Kargil Heroes National fund and the Tsunami Tragedy fund.

In recognition of his excellence, Shiv Singh has been honoured by the House of Commoms, in Toronto , Canada. In 1979, the Punjab Arts Council honoured him as a leading artist; in 1988 the Governor of Punjab felicitated him; in 1991, the Governor of Haryana presented him with a silver plaque at the SurajKund Crafts Mela for his excellence with metal objects;  Doordarshan Jalandhar has honoured him with the Punj –paniaward, and as a Senior Artist of Punjab. In 2008 the ICCR commended his meritorious services in popularising Indian art and Culture amongst art lovers across the world. In   2010 he was awarded the ‘BebhutiSamman’, and the Chief Minister of Punjab felicitated him at the State-level function on Independence Day in 2011. Doordarshan, Siti Cable (Chandigarh), and Alpha /Zee TV have televised fifteen documentary films on him and his works.

Presently Shiv Singh  is working as President of Creators Group of Artists, Haryana. He continues to paint and sculpt with untiring zeal, and recently attended three artists workshops at NZCC, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and WZCC at Goa.

Shiv Singh was honoured with Amrita Sher-Gil Samman by Chandigarh Kalit Kala Akademi in 2013.


Remembering Charles Correa: Screening of the film - Volume Zero: The Works of Charles Correa by Arun Khopkar



Remembering Charles Correa



1 September 1930 – 16 June 2015

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Cordially invites you to the screening of the film


Volume Zero

The Work of Charles Correa

A film by Arun Khopkar

Produced director: Arun Khopkar

Associate Director and Editor: Sankalp Meshram

Narrator Benjamin Gilani

Sound Design and mixing: Vinod Subbramanian

Cinematography: Sudhir Palsane, Manoj Peter, Rajendra Jangley, Ashu Solanki,

Sankalp Meshram, Sudhakar Raeedy Yakkanti, Naiyer Ghufran






on Sunday 28th June  2015  at 6.00 pm

at the Auditorium, Government Museum & Art Gallery

Sector 10 C, Chandigarh


Diwan Manna


The film is being screened for educational purposes


Commemorating the year of 50th Anniversary

of Le Corbusier's Death


Charles Correa, in full Charles Mark Correa   (born September 1, 1930SecunderabadIndia), Indian architect and urban planner known for adapting Modernist tenets to local climates and building styles. In the realm ofurban planning, he is particularly noted for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.

Correa began his studies at Saint Xavier’s College at the University of Bombay (now Mumbai), and he went on to study at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1949–53) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1953–55). In 1958 he established his own Bombay-based professional practice.

Correa’s early work combined traditional architectural values—i.e., the colonial bungalow, traditional symmetrical space—with the Modernist use of materials exemplified by figures such as Le CorbusierLouis I. Kahn, and Buckminster Fuller. In particular, Correa was influenced by Le Corbusier’s use of striking concrete forms. The importance of the site was a constant in Correa’s approach. Complementing the Indian landscape, he worked on an organic and topographic scale in early commissions such as his Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (1958–63) in Ahmedabad and the Handloom Pavilion (1958) in Delhi. Considerations of the Indian climate also drove many of Correa’s decisions. For residential commissions, he developed the “tube house,” a narrow house form designed to conserve energy. This form was realized in the Ramkrishna House (1962–64) and the Parekh House (1966–68), both in Ahmedabad, which has a hot and arid climate. Also in response to climate, Correa often employed a large oversailing shade roof or parasol, an element first seen in the Engineering Consultant India Limited complex (1965–68) in Hyderabad.

In the late 1960s, Correa began his career as an urban planner, creating New Bombay (now Navi Mumbai), an urban area that provided living and housing for many who lived across the harbour from the city limits. When designing in the midst of overpopulated cities, he tried to create quasi-rural housing environments, as is evident in his low-cost Belapur housing sector in New Bombay (1983–86). In all of his urban planning commissions, Correa avoided high-rise housing solutions, focusing instead on low-rise solutions that, in combination with common spaces and facilities, emphasized the human scale and created a sense of community.

His later works, which continued his long-standing interests, include Surya Kund (1986) in Delhi; the Inter-University Centre for Astrology and Astrophysics (1988–92) in Pune, Maharashtra; and the Jawahar Kala Kendra arts complex (1986–92) inJaipurRajasthan. From 1985 to 1988 he served as chairman of India’s National Commission on Urbanisation, and from 1999 he served as a consulting architect to the government of Goa.

Correa has taught in many universities, both in India and abroad, including MIT and Harvard University (both in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and the University of London. His many awards include the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects; the Praemium Imperiale prize for architecture (1994), awarded by the Japan Art Association; and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1998).

Charles Correa passed away on 16th June 2015

Biography courtesy: Encyclopedia Britannica


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