All about Art! Here’s a roundup of some of the best exhibits across India

NOV 19, 2019 | By Vedika Nair
Aksharaa by Charan Sharma
Thick as Guilt by Anindita Bhattacharya for Painted Almanac
Cherry Stills from Mould x Tao
Art from The Primitivists exhibition

‘Painted Almanac – Framing time: Past, Present & Future’ at Threshold Art Gallery
The concept of time was always relative. But today, we measure time down to the nanosecond. ‘Painted Almanac – Framing time: Past, Present & Future’ presents varied interpretations of the almanac. The showcase is curated by Tunty Chauhan and features works by Anindita Bhattacharya, Desmond Lazaro, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Manisha Gera Baswani, Manjunath Kamath, Roshan Chhabria, Ruby Jhunjhunwala, Tarshito Strippoli and V Ramesh. We love that the works categorise and explore the concept of time—historical, geological and cosmic—while investigating past traditions and beliefs. Catch the showcase at Threshold Art Gallery in Delhi till December 24, 2019.

‘MOULD’ x TAO Art Gallery
Tao Art Gallery collaborates with Mould to provide contemporary art and design to Indian consumers offering them a range of home decor and gifting objects from niche European artists. The two highlights of this exhibit are the caricature sculptures that portray a deep understanding of the subject by the artists and contemporary sculptures composed of local materials. The show is running in Mumbai till November 22, 2019 at Tao Art Gallery.

DAG presents ‘The Primitivists’ exhibition by Giles Tillotson
Tracing the genesis of the term ‘primitivism’ back to western art, the true meaning of the word has always been unclear. DAG presents The Primitivists exhibition curated by Giles Tillotson—an exhibit that looks at the diverse range, moods and styles primitivism has taken in India. The choice of artists for this exhibit includes 20th century icons such as Rabindranath Tagore and MF Husain, among others. The exhibition will run till February 5, 2020 at DAG, Kala Ghoda.

‘Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action’ at Sunaparanta Goa
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery presents ‘Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action’. Located in the picturesque Altinho hills of Panjim, Sunaparanta houses several exhibition galleries. This showcase of drawings and sculptures by acclaimed artists is curated by Sasha Altaf and produced by patrons Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar. “Taking from this dialogic relationship between drawing to sculpture, the exhibition proposes to envision sculpture not as an abstract continuum but as a material envelope that grows organically from the original drawing, sketch, maquette or photograph”, says Altaf. The exhibit will run till December 22, 2019


Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action’ at Sunaparanta Goa


Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action’ at Sunaparanta Goa


Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action’ at Sunaparanta Goa

Aksharaa at Jehangir Art gallery
Artist Charan Sharma hosted his 70th solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery from October 22-28, 2019 and showcased his new body of work titled “Aksharaa”. All the artwork—conceived in acrylic and gold leaf on canvas—highlighted his aesthetic sensibilities that are rooted in Indian soil but remain truly global. The letters painted by Sharma create a unique visual appeal and ignite a kinship with its origins.