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More than words, it's art
A text based art show, Words: A User's Manual, uses text as an object to turn it into an art. Words form the language - that's mysterious and paradoxical. It reveals, and at the same time, conceals. In codified form using text base codes, symbols and shapes, it conveys the desired message. While speaking, certain rhythmic sounds form the language. Curated by Himali Singh Soin, the exhibition tries to question the truth and deceit of language, bringing the world of criticism into art. Can art criticism and art exist together? To find out, visit the exhibition.

November 26 to December 30, 11am to 7pm Exhibit 320, F-320, Lado Sarai, call 46130637 for further details

Move over conversations, it's laughter over coffee now
Want to try a Laughaccino? Head to the Costa Coffee outlet at their Cross Point Mall outlet in DLF 4, Gurgaon. Laughter Evenings titled Costa Laughaccino which will host stand up comedians like Gursimran Khamba, Neeti Palta, Rajneesh Kapoor, Sanjay Rajoura and Tanmay Bhat. Laughaccino kicks off today at 8pm and will be held on four consecutive Saturdays till Dec 17.

You can pick up tickets from any of the Costa outlets in Delhi/NCR. The tickets are priced at Rs 250 and include a free hot or cold beverage (Cuppaccino, Iced Cuppaccino or an Iced Tea).

A Curatorial dialogue: get set for video art
Gallery Espace presents the second edition of 'curatorial dialogue' between art critic Gayatri Sinha from Critical Collective's and Zhou Tiehai from China's Minsheng Art Museum next week. Video Wednesdays is a free event and will feature three Indian and two Chinese artists, whose work deals with issues like Yamuna's pollution, mining as well as Confucius' teachings this Wednesday. The Indian component reflects on recent video art not seen in Delhi so far. The Chinese component selected by Zhou Tiehai is from the exhibition 'Moving Image in China 1988-2011'. Nov 30, Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony, 26326267.