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Sangita Rajbanshi Kundu Announced as the Nominated Artist for AURA 2024 by Retro Kolkata Magazine

Sangita Rajbanshi Kundu Announced as the Nominated Artist for AURA 2024 by Retro Kolkata Magazine

Sangita Rajbanshi Kundu, a distinguished educator and accomplished Gond and Madhubani artist, has been selected as an exhibitor for the esteemed 'AURA 2024 - International Photography & Art Exhibition'. This event, facilitated by Retro Kolkata Magazine, is set to be a convergence of culture and artistic brilliance at Nazrul Tirtha, Newtown, Kolkata, from January 13 to January 21, 2024.

Event Itinerary:

Art Exhibition: January 13 - January 15, 2024

Photography Exhibition: January 18 - January 20, 2024

Felicitation Ceremony: January 21, 2024

Sangita, an alumna with two master's degrees—one in English Literature and another in Education, along with a B.Ed.—brings a multifaceted perspective to her art. She describes herself as a ‘kintsukuroi’ individual, implying that she finds beauty in the process of piecing together broken parts, much like her art which often embodies themes of resilience and restoration.

Her literary prowess is evident through her publications, including her debut book 'Reading Mushin' in 2017 and her recent 'Colours of Life' in 2023, which features illustrations by Avidip Kundu. Additionally, her contributions as a co-author to notable anthologies such as ‘Souvenirs of Best Indian Poetry in English of 2021’, ‘Daughter: An Adorable Princess’, and ‘I am on my way to you’ showcase her versatility and depth as a writer.

Also known by her pen-name, Neenja, Sangita's upcoming exhibition at AURA 2024 is a nod to her talent and contribution to the arts. Her presence is not just a celebration of her individual achievements but also a reflection of the intricate tapestry of traditional Indian art forms that she so skillfully represents.

The AURA 2024 exhibition is anticipated to be a significant event, shining a spotlight on artists and photographers from around the globe. Sangita Rajbanshi Kundu's participation adds a rich narrative layer to the exhibition, promising to offer attendees a glimpse into the vibrant worlds of Gond and Madhubani art through the lens of an educator and a lifelong learner.

Her exhibition is expected to be a space where art, education, and the ethos of 'kintsukuroi' intersect, offering a unique and introspective experience to all who partake in the AURA 2024 exhibition.

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We are thrilled to announce the upcoming 'AURA 2024 - The International Photography & Art Exhibition and Grand Felicitation Ceremony', following the resounding success of last year's event. This prestigious gathering will be held at Kolkata's renowned 'Nazrul Tirtha' Art Gallery (Action Area I, Newtown, Kolkata 700156) from January 13 to January 21, 2024. The event promises an international stage for artists and photographers handpicked globally to display their masterpieces alongside the mesmerizing works of esteemed artists from over 25 participating countries, all under the spotlight of national media.

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Step into the boundless world of art with Retro Kolkata Magazine - The Global Edition. Beyond a magazine, it's a collectible tome celebrating the global tapestry of creativity. Delve into seven chapters unveiling the wonders of artistry across different mediums, uniting readers in a rich conversation that transcends borders. Embrace this cherished keepsake, a luminous narrative of human expression and interconnected art forms.

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