Samvastar, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures celebrates the image of man, of pure form, of expressive surfaces, as well as the role of image and metamorphosis in the use of materials. The sculptors and painters truly break out of academicism. Artists like Bhupesh Kavadia, Vandana Singh, MP Singh, Shikha Sinha, Naveena Ganjoo, Rattan Singh and others will be displaying their works.
5 pm, December 3, Gallery 1, 2 and Foyer, Lalit Kala Academy,
35 Feroz Shah Road.
For details call: 9818760180
Loss… of Kashmir is here in the city in the form of still photographs and a movie. The story begins from the photographer's visit to the valley of Kashmir in 2008. It tells three different individual stories of loss through the lens of a photographer. The 20-minute film is part fiction, part autobiographical. The exhibition by Saadiya Kochar, a Delhi-based fine arts photographer, showcases still photographs that tell the entire story in the same sequence as the movie.
Till January 10, Wonderwall
Gallery, F 208, Lado Sarai.
For details call: 9871146087
Delhi Art Gallery presents its signature biannual exhibition, Manifestations, with a unique selection of 75 Indian artists from the 20th century. The exhibition brings together works by modernists such as Jehangir Sabavala, KS Kulkarni and AA Raiba, and next-generation artists like Gieve Patel and Navjot. Satish Gujral is featured with a work in response to the trauma of the Partition, while Ram Kumar's extremely rare figurative work is evocative of his abiding passion for Benaras.
10.30am to 7 pm, till December 29, Delhi Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village, For details, call 46010311
A brave, new experiment
Bristol-based glitch-hop duo, Koan Sound brings a truckload of bass to the forefront. Koan Sound emerged from the ashes of several other musical endeavours, fusing passion for electronic music with sheer musical intuition. The group's creative and original ethos has granted them well-deserved credibility from producers, DJs and music fans alike. Recently, they have been getting really deep into sound design with dark, techy bass lines.
10.30 pm onwards, December 7,
Blue Frog, The Kila, Seven Style
Mile Compound, Mehrauli.
For details call: 30800300
Toxic Links, a Delhi-based environmental NGO is organising a film festival which will feature 25 poignant films from Indian as well as international filmmakers depicting stark changes in the environment, ecological conflicts and challenges faced by the current consumerist generation.
From the story of a female leopard and her cubs struggling for existence, to a documentary on how the Yamuna is gasping for breath every year, suffocating under innumerable Durga Puja idols, this is a film festival aiming to make a difference. Visit http://toxicslink.org/filmfestival/2012/index.html for the schedule.
9 am-9 pm, December 6-7,
India International Centre,
Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate.
For details, call: 24328006
Recognising the need of artists creating a vision for a common future, World Bank is organising an exhibition by 25 artists from South Asia.
Dec 5-8, IHC, Lodhi Estate. Call 43237400
Melodies without borders
It's that time of the year again when Delhi will rock to the music of some of the best known rock bands at the South Asian Bands Festival. While singer-composer Clinton Cerejo is one of the Indian representatives, famous South Asian bands like Noori and District Unknown are
participating, as well.
6 pm onwards,
Your art on your sleeve
In an unique presentation of art, design, music and dance using multimedia, contemporary artists Alka Raghuvanshi, Shridhar Iyar, Niren Sengupta, Sanjay Bhattacharya and Manisha Gawade have come together to show their art work and paintings where the four forms converge. The artworks have been recreated on hand-woven fabric to create contemporary couture. The exhibition by Ekaya will have limited edition sarees, stoles and handbags with the artists' work.
10am-8pm, till December 31,
Ekaya Flagship Store,
D-7, Defence Colony.
Moulding Fine shapes
To celebrate ceramic art, The Delhi Blue Pottery Trust brings it's Annual Potters Bazaar, which will feature the works of over 70 studio potters as well as traditional ceramic artists.
11am-6pm, December 7-9, Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, MG Road. Call 26190223