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On the Art Trail: This season’s coolest art exhibitions across India

MAY 2, 2016 | By Jaina Chandwany

Widen your creative horizons as you follow our trail of art exhibitions and auctions for the month of May.

MUMBAI

Turn your thoughts into prized possessions
French artist Thomas Henriot presents a series of ink drawings on Japanese rice paper in The Colour of Summer. Each of his spontaneous drawings feature landscapes, characters, motifs and symbols from urban surroundings a range that varies from 45 centimetres wide to sometimes even 25 metres long.
When: Till May 19, 2016
Where: Nine Fish Art Gallery, The New Great Eastern Mills, 25-29 Dr. Ambedkar Road, Near Rani Baug, Byculla, Mumbai 27
Website: www ninefish.in
Hear the walls whisper
Curated by Divya Thakur in partnership with Nilaya by Asian Paints, Wallspeak is an exhibition that regards surfaces as a canvas for creativity and inspiration. At the showcase, witness oleographs of mythological figures by Raja Ravi Varma, lithographs, wall calendars, studio portraits, authentic bromides and filmstars’ posters, come together as a visual experience that’s open to interpretation.
When: Till May 31, 2016.
Where: Design Temple, No 2, Churchill Chambers, JA Allana Marg, 32 Mereweather Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 01
Website: www.designtemple.com
NEW DELHI
Traverse foreign shores
In the exhibit, Genesis: The Veil, artworks from the Island nation of Maldives are juxtaposed with similar themed artworks from Indian and international artists. Colours, histories, local art and talent play out perfectly in the studio’s very first public exhibition.
When: Till June 9, 2016
Where: The Egg Art Studio, Barakhamba Rd, Barakhamba, New Delhi 01
Website: www.galleryegg.com
Explore the word through feminity
Singapore based curator Sabiana Paoli showcases a series of real life images clicked by Italian artist Bruna Rotunno over the span of 8 years. Her exhibition, Women in Bali is based on her book that captures the femininity of the island through a keen observation of their lifestyle, nuances and rituals.
When: Till May 5, 2016
Where: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi road, New Delhi 03
Website: www.indiahabitat.org
Sink into artistic extremities
Harshna Chandolia and Rashi Goil of Artylesque, a premium art agency together curate the best paintings, sculptures, artworks at the Triptych Parade. Their handpicked pieces promise an immersive art experience by presenting the uncommon and the exotic throughout the two day fair.
When: May 7 – 8, 2016
Where: Gallery at 1AQ, Qutab Minar Roundabout, Mehrauli , New Delhi 30
Website: www.facebook.com/artylesque
BENGALURU
Experience Le Corbusier’s legacy
Chandigarh based documentary photographer Ajay Bhatia presents a series of insightful photographs based on Le Corbusier’s architecture in the city in Le Corbusier in India: A Play of Light. Each image depicting his structures, buildings and forms are inspired by Ajay’s subjective reading of the maestro’s book “Towards A New Architecture.”
When: May 12 – 29, 2016
Where: PO 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru 52
Website: www.bangalore.afindia.org
CHENNAITake a dip into natureAward winning acryclic landscape artist, S Shankar collates his best works in the S Sankar Painting Exhibition. The vast showcase even
includes a range of his works from the early days of
his career.When: Till May 15,
2016
Where: La Galerie D’Expression, The Ambassador Pallava, 30, Montieth Road, In
The Ambassador Pallava Hotel, Egmore, Central, Chennai
Website: www.ambassadorindia.com
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