Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rhythms of Life, Sacred Saffron, The City as Site lecture and more..


Social Media Week

National Centre for Performing arts, Mumbai presents a range of events titled the Social Media Week. The week starting from 22nd to the 27th of September 2013  have the following programs planned.

An art workshop was conducted by Amol Pawar on the 23rd September, Photo Talk by Kalyan Varma and Mobile Photography Master class by Pranav Shroff and Anuroop Krishnan on 24th September,  Art Masterclass by Kavitha Kale on 24th September, Art Workshop by Neena Singh on 25th September, Visual artists, Ignite by Sanjeev Khandekar and Anuja Lath on 25th September,  Art Masterclass by Devyani Parikh on 26th September at 3:00 - 5:00pm, The use of Photography as a medium to spread awareness about the situation of Children in India by Kaushal Parikh and Kreeanne Rabadi on26th September 2013, 6:00 to 7:00pm, Art Workshop by Rahul Dangat on 27th September 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Along with this seminar, are qorks on show in exhibitions, ‘Mumbai On canvas: Art Exhibition’, ‘Click Rights: Photography Exhibition’, on all the 6 days till 8:00pm

The festival is a first of its kind in Mumbai and will be on view till 27th September 2013.

The City as Site
(Pooja Sood)

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai presents a lecture titled ‘The City as Site: the 48C. Public. Art. Ecology experiment’ by Pooja Sood on Saturday, 28th September, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

48C. Public. Art. Ecology was an experiment aimed at interrogating the teetering ecology of the capital metropolitan city of Delhi through the prism of contemporary art. Through 25 art interventions across 10 public sites in the city, the festival attempted to draw a diverse public into the world of this critical imaginary. The project brought together Indian and International artists around the thematic of art and ecology, the title of the project itself evoking Delhi’s famed heat waves a result of the exigencies of global warming. Curated by Pooja in 2008, and supported by the Goethe Institut and the GTZ, this presentation will walk the audience through this unique project highlighting issues of site specificity and the instrumentalisation of art. 

Pooja Sood is the Director of KHOJ International Artists’ Association

The lecture will be held in the Origins of Mumbai Gallery at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.  

Sacred Saffron
(A work on display)
Aalankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad presents an exhibition of paintings titled ‘Sacred Saffron’ by the artists Sanjay N Raut and Suryanarayan J.

Sanjay N Raut holds a diploma in arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, with an easy approach towards art, that reflects his personal enthusiasm. Suryanarayan J has a diverse experience in the field of art. He has had many solo and group shows to his credit.

The show is on view till 5th October 2013.

Rhythms of Life

Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur presents a solo show of eminent artist, sculptor Usha Ramachandran. The show is titled, ‘Rhythms of Life’ and on display will be sculptures and paintings made by the eminent artist.

The show is to be held at the Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam, and previews on 30th September 2013 at 6:00pm.

Usha Ramachandran has been having shows each year with her passion towards her art. Her works are thought-provoking and capture the mundane in a rural or urban milieu. 
Some of her sculptures have an interactive quality to them, inviting the viewer to touch and experience texture, form and movement.

The show, Rhythms of Life is on view till 6th October 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


Playfully yours
Kadambari Mehta explores the joy of colour in her exhibition
The joy of colour is evident in Kadambari Mehta’s exhibition, Serendipity, on view at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
(a work on display)
Kadambari’s paintings are largely pure abstracts, splashes of colour on canvas that blend together to create various effects, sometimes representing a theme and at other times becoming just a play of colour on canvas. Most of her themes, like Forest, Sky and Storm largely draw from nature, bringing out the energy of the subject or phenomenon simply through colour and their application on canvas.
Forest appears glazed and deep, in shades of blue, orange, white and shades of greens that not obviously associated with a forest, but the painting still communicates the rainy damp of a forest over thick, dense vegetation. Her Sky is simply composed of a gradient of blue, while Storm is wilder and fiery, depicted in shades of purple-grey, deep blue and unusually, red, white and yellow that seems to convey a certain potent stillness betraying a hidden power. Kadambari as is the wont of a young artist simply works with colours, playfully mixing them simply to explore. To the viewer, it appears as though Kadambari is at the beginning of a journey to find her own voice in colour, as perhaps is apparent in the work Pink, where she simply works with the colour.
“My works are all about the portrayal and use of colours. Over the years I have worked with many mediums and styles, but I took to abstracts a few years ago. I am comfortable with abstracts. I like splashing colour and trying out new things using a knife or a sponge. I express myself through colour in abstracts,” says the student of art. “I don’t plan my work and I don’t try to communicate through the painting because I don’t want to speak for it. I want to see if my work communicates to other people. I simply enjoy working with colour.”
Serendipity in association with Manjira Foundation will be on view today at the Bhavan’s Art Gallery, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road. For details, contact 9743733560.
(Report by Harshini Vakkalanka for The Hindu)

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