This season’s coolest art exhibitions across India

FEB 1, 2017 | By Nishita Fiji
Are you in the mood for fine works of creativity that also have a strong message? Then take a look at our list of the best art shows and exhibitions from around India that provide food for thought.
Discover new perspectives in design
Alumini from Rhode Island School of Design will present a group exhibit showcasing a diverse range of work across various disciplines in design.
The objects on display promise to offer an alternative to the way we think about design; one that is often filled with emotions, individual histories and memories.
When: February 7-8, 2017
Where: The Viewing Room, Elysium Mansion, 4th Floor, Opp. Cusrow Baugh, 7, Walton Road, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai 05
Ponder over the concept of a line
For the show titled LINES, from Mumbai to Venice, Italian fine art photographer Fiorenzo Senese has attempted to capture another reality where ordinary lines create unexpected and suggestive effects, which generally seem to escape us. The exhibition will be showcased at the Personal Structures held in Venice in the context of the Biennale Arte 2017 from May 2017. However, it will first be launched in Mumbai.
When: February 16 to March 16, 2017
Where: Jamaat, National House, Tulloch Rd, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai 39
Witness a public art project
Artisans art gallery commissioned Mumbai based artist Sameer Kulavoor to create a mural on the outer walls of their space, sponsored by Pidilite Industries Ltd. In the age of technology and consumerism, the artwork is a tribute to all things handmade to celebrate the power we hold in our hands.
When: From February 12, 2017
Where: Artisans’ Art Gallery, 52-56 V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 01
Be part of an off beat art show
Photographer Dayanita Singh’s exhibition isn’t restricted by space – Suitcase Museum can be contained within two bags. Her images are available in miniatures, and in the form of a handy book, titled Pocket Museum.
When: Till February 21, 2017Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla East, Mumbai 27
Enjoy artworks that portray the core of the 21st century
Great Banyan Art, an online Delhi based Art Gallery, will present a week long show titled Around the World in 7 Days at Saffronart Gallery that brings together contemporary art from across the globe. The artworks will reflect and respond to cultural trends such as materialism, cult-movies, comics, infatuation with sports and prominent world personalities.
When: March 22-28, 2017
Where: Saffronart, The Claridges, 12,Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, New Delhi 11
Reimagine modernism in Indian art
Stretched Terrains is a string of seven independent yet interconnected exhibitions curated by Roobina Karode. The show will attempt to bring out the multiform, tenors and textures of modernism in Indian art through these profound exhibitions, including the works of legends such as MF Husain, FN Souza and SH Raza.
When: February 3 to July 31, 2017
Where: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145 DLF, South Court Mall, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi 17
View art in the midst of heritage
JaipurPhoto will launch a total of 19 site specific exhibitions to be staged across Jaipur over the course of ten days. On display will be large-format prints adapted to the exceptional architecture of the venues including the Hawa Mahal, the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), the Albert Hall Museum and the City Palace. Photography critic and curator, Federica Chiocchetti will be Guest Curator of the festival alongside the Artistic Director Lola Mac Dougall.
When: February 24 to March 5, 2017
Where: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jhalana Doongri, Jaipur 04.
Observe an artist’s work spanning four decades
Artist Thota Vaikuntam’s solo exhibition titled Bhaavanaatharangam A Retrospective celebrates the creative’s home state Telangana and will showcase over 200 works by him.
When: February 18-27, 2017
Where: Chitramayee, State Gallery of Art, Rd 1, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad 13
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