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Commemorating the golden jubilee of the Indian Economic Service, the ministry of finance has gone beyond the humdrum seminars, debates and conferences and become more savvy in its celebration. They have commissioned an artistic calendar portraying world-renowned economists through sketches.

art and culture Updated: Jan 21, 2012 00:20 IST

Different strokes
Commemorating the golden jubilee of the Indian Economic Service, the ministry of finance has gone beyond the humdrum seminars, debates and conferences and become more savvy in its celebration. They have commissioned an artistic calendar portraying world-renowned economists through sketches. The calendar has been illustrated by acclaimed artist Sanjay Bhattacharya, who put aside his usual surrealist style to depict realistic images of each economist featured. With a special note from chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu and a tributary letter to Kautilya's Artha Shastra, the calendar is a representation of the origins and development of economics as we know it.

Through a cracked glass
'Slipping through the cracks' brings together a group of 11 artists to examine what we call 'leakage and loss' in both the virtual and the real worlds. 'Are there any cracks or ruptures in the political, social or gender fabric of our society?' The artists also try to investigate whether these spaces and interstices within the cracks can in turn form sites of resistance or offer possibilities of generating new meaning. This Meera-Menezes-curated exhibition traverses spaces within spaces. Baptist Coelho, Hemali Bhuta, Shreyas Kalre are among the artists whose works are displayed at this month-long show.

Jan 22-Feb 22, Latitude 28, F-208, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai, call 46791111 for further details

The Artists in residence
An artists' residency is an interesting medium of further honing artistic skills. It provides a platform for artists to share their vision, ideas, practices and the curatorial framework. To further the creative collaboration of two historically connected countries, Art Mall presents Cross Over, an Indo-Bangladesh artists' residency curated by Dhaka-based artist and writer Mustafa Zaman and Delhi-based arts consultants and writers Sushma K Bahl and Archana B Sapra. The programme was held in two phases, where the resulting work reflects the borderless terrain of today's networked world.

Jan 21-28, IIC, 24619431