7 art shows that are a must-visit this month
MUMBAIManu Parekh, 60 Years of Selected Works
Witness the depth and diversity of Manu Parekh’s practice at this exhibition, inaugurated by eminent architect Shri Balkrishna Doshi, and showcasing over 150 works. Alongside the exhibition, you can pick up a book with the same title that has over 250 works from his key series like Animals, Early Works, Still Life and many more.
When: March 12 to April 15, 2018
Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, M G Road, Fort, Mumbai 32
An Open Roof
After France and Vadodara, artists Ganesh Gohain, Jean Lois Raymond and Corrine Geffray make their way to Mumbai, exhibiting in a two-part curated show. Explore and see Ganesh’s view on societal utopia, Cornie’s attempt to break the boundaries of utilitarianism and Raymond’s ode to the pioneer of Geometric Abstraction - Malevich.
When: March 18 to April 15, 2018
Where: Rukshaan Art Gallery, Dresswalla House, Fort, Mumbai 23
Pichvai Tradition and Beyond
Explore the art tradition of Pichvai painting from the 17th century as Pooja Singhal aims to revive, sustain and preserve this art form. Expect to find works by a set of skilled painters who have transformed this Pichavai art tradition by merging traditional techniques with contemporary application.
When: April 6 to April 15, 2018
Where: Famous Studios, Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11
Spaces and Traces, a Prequel to Embracing Modernity
Curated by Pronoy Chakraborty, this exhibition aims to activate another important space in this history of Mumbai’s colonial architecture. Apart from the architectural style of the bungalow, this building is affiliated with two influential art collectors: Jehangir Nicholson and Sangita Kathiwada. Expect to find sculptures and installations by a range of selected artists who show the historical importance of the site with their distinct oeuvre.
When: March 23 to April 3, 2018
Where: Kathiwada House, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli Mumbai 69.
One Soul Many Lives
In collaboration with Laxmana Dalmia’s launch of her book of poetry, Art Speaks India presents an exhibition that is inspired by Laxmana’s lyrical verses. The book is a blend of poetry and art which evokes a fresh perspective on age-old tradition in the mind of readers. Curated by Georgina Maddox, expect to find preexisting artworks by eminent artists like G R Iranna, Pooja Iranna, Birendra Pani, Seema Kohli amongst others.
When: April 6 to April 10, 2018
Where: Bikaner House, New Delhi
Hashiya- The Margin
Explore the miniaturist concept of the margin in a contemporary context at this exhibition where artists bring together their works and perspectives on “Hashiya.” Expect to find works by distinguished artists like Alexander Gorlizki, Desmond Lazaro, Nusra Latif Qureshi, V Ramesh among others where they elaborate the edges of the page to pay respect to the things at the center.
When: March 30 to April 24, 2018
Where: Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi
A solo exhibition of artist Venita Lall Vohra, Texturres interprets the artist’s life experiences, person and inner being. Witness minimalist artworks in mixed media and acrylic on canvas which are dominated by vibrant colors and a range of texturing techniques which complement each other to give you a chance to interpret and engage with the artist.
When: April 5 to April 8, 2018
Where: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Rd, Bengaluru 01