On the Art Trail: Exhibitions to visit this season

OCT 30, 2015 | By Jaina Chandwany

Our list of hot auctions and new openings that will leave you with enough mind chow for this week…

Breathe into the world of meditative magic
Visual artist Shilo Shiv Suleman’s exhibition Beloved explores nature, intimacy and technology through various media. At the centre of the show is an interactive installation titled “Brindavan” that uses breathing to create a meditative experience.
When: October 17 – November 20, 2015
Where: Art Musings, Admiralty Building, Mumbai 05
Witness the craft of diplomacy and war
Anant Joshi’s exhibition Trembling Hands (of a Clock) is a grid of 200 miniature sculptures in sand-cast bronze that are pawns expressing the play of war and took seven years in the making. The theme explores how these “handheld objects” as weapons and tools are in tremble – bound by the nature of time, which could gesture either violence or transformation.
When: October 21 – November 21, 2015
Where: Gallery Maskara, 3rd Pasta Lane, Mumbai 05
Develop an eye for discovery and detail
Self-taught artist Sanjay Dhawan was packing a painting four years ago, when the ridges on cardboard cartons caught his fancy. Further experimenting with the medium, he used up to 150 pieces of corrugated sheets to make collages and 3D assemblages that are vibrant and textured.
When: December 9 – 15, 2015
Where: Gallery 6, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 01
Explore the reality of a global village
World renowned pop artists David Gerstein and Charles Fazzino’s will display 30 works of art in their exhibit titled “1+1=3”. Explore 3D and pop art representations of everything urban – be it iconic monuments, sports or city murals, all come together for a truly “global” experience.
When: October 29 – November 3, 2015
Where: The Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi 03
Experience the legacy of photojournalism
Legendary photo editor of the Time Asia bureau Deepak Puri’s collection of photographs donated to the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) are made available to the public for the first time ever. They include the work of 30 seminal photographic geniuses around the world -– those who have captured the power of still life imagery as a means of powerful storytelling.
When: October 29 – November 15, 2015
Where: Exhibit 320, Lado Sarai, New Delhi 30
Enter a marriage of opposites
Initiated by Indian language of Cultural Relations (ICCR), women from India and China will come together to display 25 works of art as a part of Maitri. Translated as friendship, the exhibition aims at creating art that transcends boundaries and encourages a harmonious cultural dialogue.
Where: India House Art Gallery, Balewadi, Pune 45
When: October 31 – November 8, 2015
Pay heed to blooming visuals
There are always new ways to tell a story – former Art Director of ELLE France, Gilles Bensimon takes a fresh cut in his Watercolour series of photographs that capture the vividness of flowers submerged underwater. Plus, Swapan Nayak, a former photojournalist, explores the divine in his series Radha: A Love in Eternity that depicts his version of the mythological love story in black and white.
When: October 16 – November 14, 2015
Where: Tasveer, Sua House, Bengaluru 01
Explore fresh streaks of thought
Everything natural like landscapes, human emotions and ideas come across in a curated exhibition by budding artists SK Sahajahan, Bapi Mallick, Vitesh N Naik, Ranjana Mukherjee and Dibyangshu Dasgupta.
When: October 1 – November 30, 2015
Where: Ahuja Museum for Arts, Kolkata 20