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Exhibition Opening: Indian Summer by Papia Ghoshal

Date: 10 August 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the exhibition Indian Summer, a selection of works by artist Papia Ghoshal, on August 10, 2022, at 6 pm. Through her work the artist challenges norms to overcome boundaries. Out of the colors emerge powerful messages, where subjects are stripped of their social conventions, hypocrisies and taboos. Overall, Papia’s art is provocative and erotic. It is a fascinating mixture of traditional Indian philosophy, Bengali styles of painting and the European surrealist movement. Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček will open the event.

About the Artist: Papia Ghoshal is a painter, singer, actress, and poet. She has created thousands of paintings, six poetry books, and has directed and starred in feature films and documentaries. She is the lead singer of the Bengali folk music band Papia & Baishnav tantra, traveling between Kolkata (India) London, and Prague. Ghoshal graduated from the University of Kolkata in Political Science, Sociology & Indian Classical Music (vocal). She has also done her 6th year diploma in Indian Classical Vocal music, Rabindra Sangeet and Bengali Folk Music. She further studied at Merton College London and dedicated herself to Indian art. She was a student of the Indian legendary painter Prokash Karmakar for over 15 years. She is the International Editor of “The London Miscellany,” dedicated to literature and art. Until 2009, she was the international editor of The London Magazine. She is a curator of the Gallery Indian Images in Kolkata, London, and Prague.

She has received such awards as the Mother Teresa International Award (Kolkata 2012), Medal of Franz Kafka (European Circle of Franz Kafka, Prague 2008), World Prize of Salvadore Dali (Alliance Salvadore Dali International, Gallery Lapidarium, Prague, 2009) and European Prize for Fine Arts (European Union of Arts, Miro Gallery, Prague 2007).

Event Details:

Date/Time: August 10, 2022 at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required

Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

Masks are recommended. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.