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This season’s coolest art exhibitions across the country

NOV 2, 2016 | 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 and online that provide food for thought.
MUMBAI
Experience Utopian architecture through sculptures
Bhagyashree Suthar’s debut solo exhibition Fractal Future depicts her futuristic vision through the complex, imaginative forms she creates. Using beeswax as the key material, the young artist makes fantastical shapes to paint a picture of a Utopian world.
When: Till November 30, 2016
Where: Akara Art, 1st floor, 4/5 Churchill Chambers, 32 Mereweather Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 01
Website: www.akaraart.com
Break down the concept of gifts
Bringing together 12 artists including Dayanita Singh, Anita Dube, Atul Dodiya, Shaurya Kumar and Shilpa Gupta, Given Time: The Gift and its Offerings has a unique concept. Curated by Dr Arshiya Lokhandwala, the show will portray different artists’ perspectives on the idea of present giving and receiving.
When: Till February 14, 2017
Where: Gallery Odyssey, Tower 2, One Indiabulls Centre, SB Marg, Elphinstone Rd, Mumbai 13
Website: www.galleryodyssey.in
The state of humanity in a globalised world
Comprising painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installations, Sharmistha Ray’s We are all Islands is a multisensory exhibition that tries to understand if the digital age is causing the fragmentation of our consciousness mediated by touch, human presence and an appreciation of beauty.
When: Till November 6, 2016
Where: Nine Fish Art Gallery, The New Great Eastern Mills, 25-29 Dr Ambedkar Rd, Byculla, Mumbai 27
Website: www.ninefish.in
Comprehend nature untouched by humans
Shruti Nelson’s The Whispering Garden depicts nature in its purest form. Her intricate images of flora and fauna try to unveil the mysteries of nature outside the human gaze. The artist utilises a wide variety of materials including textiles, wood and paper and also creates her own pigments from flowers, leaves, fruits and vegetables.
When: November 29 – December 4, 2016
Where: Artisans’ Art Gallery, 52-56 VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 01
Website: www.facebook.com/artisans.centre.9
NEW DELHI
Relish in the beauty of water colour paintings
Visakhapatnam based creative V Ramesh finds inspiration in the literary and sacred traditions of India for his artworks. His sublime paintings carry messages of devotion and transcendence while also charming the viewer with their beautiful colours and textures.
When: November 5 – December 15, 2016
Where: Threshold Art Gallery, C-221, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi 17
Website:  www.gallerythreshold.com
Enjoy monochromatic art
To celebrate the opening of Saffronart’s new space in Delhi, the gallery will exhibit 24 recent works by modernist artist Krishen Khanna. His monochromatic creations depict the lives of those who don’t receive enough representation in conventional media, such as band musicians, waiters at roadside restaurants and labourers.
When: November 13, 2016
Where: Saffronart, The Claridges, 12 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, New Delhi 01
Website: www.saffronart.com
HYDERABAD
View innovation of a different kind
Sudip Roy’s Odyssey consists of a wide range of paintings in an unusual colour palette. Curated by Uma Nair, each piece expresses deep experiences and intense emotions in an abstract form.
When: November 6 – 30, 2016
Where: 468, Kalakriti Art gallery, Rd 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34
Website: www.kalakritiartgallery.com
ONLINE
Get a dose of pop surrealism
The modern human being is bestowed with comfort of all sorts, yet we strive to seek happiness more than we have ever before. MokshaShots by Jenny Bhatt is a series of paintings that comment on this state of things, using satirical humour. Available to view online, the artworks use influences from digital graphics, advertising and pop art.
Online show: www.jennybhatt.com/gallery
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