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Art shows you shouldn’t miss this season

MAR 1, 2017 | By Aishwarya Bhagat
Get ready to witness the best in Indian art and culture through our exclusively compiled list of art exhibitions, shows and auctions to be held this month across the country. Feast your eyes on some unique creations that will not just please your aesthetic senses, but also force you to put your thinking caps on.
MUMBAI
An artistic journey to take you back in time
After a successful first edition held in 2015, Saffronart gallery is now gearing up to host another live auction of Classical Indian Art. Going under the hammer on this occasion will be exquisite paintings from connoisseur Motichand Khajanchi’s personal collection of exquisite Pahari miniatures and intricately carved statues of Hindu deities among others. These works showcase characters from Indian history and mythology.
When: March 3-9, 2017
Where: Saffronart Industry Manor, Ground Floor, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 25
Website: www.saffronart.com
DELHI
Find hope in despair
Delhi based photographer Niraj Gera will unveil Sacred Transformations, a series of bold photographs that narrate stories of the journey of acid attack victims. This collection features brave survivors like Laxmi and several others who are alive to tell their tale. The pictures document the torture the victims have undergone, while throwing light on their unfaltering courage.
When: March 6-12, 2017
Where: Arpana Caur Gallery, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 49
Pay an ode to mother nature
Presented by Tulika Kedia, the Founder and Director of Must Art Gallery, Prakriti: The Creative Feminine is a folk art exhibition that aims to celebrate the spirit of womanhood. On showcase will be nature-inspired art works curated by Dr Alka Pande from folk artists all over India, depicting village scenes that celebrate the simplicity of rural life.
When: March 8 to 12, 2017
Where: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 03
ONLINE
Tour this art gallery at the click of a button
Gallery 3C is a one-of-a-kind virtual art gallery founded by eminent art collector and curator Nitin Banka in 2013. Popularly known as G3C, it displays paintings, drawings, sculptures, etchings, serigraphs and limited edition offset prints by established Indian artists. This online gallery ensures transparency in its dealings with customers by providing them with a unique authenticity certificate issued by the concerned artist, thus making it a highly credible destination for buyers.
Website: www.g3c.in
HYDERABAD
Explore the beauty of a vintage art form
An exhibition and sale of breathtaking Tanjore paintings will be held at Lamakaan this month. These paintings, which have originated in the sixteenth century under the reign of the Cholas, mostly revolve around the theme of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and saints. This show is a must visit for those who wish to evoke their inner sense of spirituality.
When: March 4, 2017
Where: Lamakaan – An Open Cultural Space, Off Road no.1, Lane before VengalRao Park, Diagonal to GVK Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34
BENGALURU
Peek into an intriguing dimensional cross over
Revisited is a cross cultural conversation and a contemporary take on Ajanta’s sculptural forms and frescos; their vibrant polychromy and divine contemplative depictions. It is a joint solo show by artists Seemanthini Desai and Feyona van Stom, one who paints a sculpture and the other sculpts a painting.
When: March 4 to April 9, 2017
Where: Gallery Manora, 55, 9A Main, 100ft Road, Indira Nagar, 1st Stage, Bengaluru 38
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