Don’t let the erratic rains dictate your weekend plans. We’ve curated some of the finest art exhibitions and shows in the country for your perusal.
See the female form
Kanchan Chander’s mixed media collection, named “Whispering Torsos” celebrates the female torso in vibrant and bold colours and designs. Having worked on this collection for two decades, it transformed from minimal and decorative Torsos to having painted flowers, sequins and Swarovski crystals being incorporated on them. The paintings are full of textures, built by playing on layers of paint.
Where: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 01.
When: August 18 – 23, 2017
View an abstract perspective on our reality
Anant Art presents “Shifting Realities” showcasing the works of emerging and mid-career artists. This exhibition addresses the nuances of the current socio-political predicament through abstract depictions of objects, buildings and cities that form an important part of our urban landscape. The roster includes artists like, Abhishek Narayan Verma, Aisha Abid Hussain, Digbijayee Khatua, Loknath Pradhan, Malleshi HV, Rehana Mangi, Rubaba Haider, Sumana Som and Tanmay Santra.
Where: 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 02.
When: August 3 – 10, 2017
Explore the dynamics of human relationships
In his debut show, Lakshman Rao Kotturu presents “Footprints on a Broken Mirror” bringing everyday objects and animal motifs to interpret the politics of relationships. Through his work, Lakshman wants to raise questions about the dynamic of human relationships, while also commenting on the power structures intrinsic within them.
Where: Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Grants Building, 2nd Floor, Arthur Bunder Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 05.
When: August 10 – September 9, 2017.
Take a look at the middle ground
Savia Mahajan’s first solo show, Liminal explores the state that rests betweenlife and death. As a potter, she uses a plethora of materials such as ceramics, porcelain, paper and chemicals such as cobalt, iron and oxide. She questions our existence as particles on Earth, exploring the ‘liminal’ space that transcends religion and exists as a profound spiritual truth.
Where: F 35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Marg, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai 01.
When: August 11 – September 9, 2017
See the drama of opposites
Jamaat Art reflects this monsoons mood, the thunderous clouds, sheets of rain and streaks of lightning with their new exhibition Black & White is not always Grey. A collection that features artists from around the country that bring different styles and media but similar colour palettes. The list of names has A.V.Ilango, Satish Gujral, Ajay De, Shiva Sanjari, Anand Panchal and Sunil Das.
Where: Jamaat, National House, Tulloch Rd, Opp Bademiyan, Colaba, Mumbai 01.
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