Must dos at the Art Summit
Starting at around noon on January 21-23, every two hours, postgraduate art students will show groups of 20 around the fair maze for free. The walks will last about 45 minutes. All you need to do is sign up at the Summit help desk.
One attraction will be Nervus Rerum by the Otolith Group, the duo of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun who were nominated for the Turner prize in 2010. They trail the various routes through Palestine's Jenin refugee camp.
Hosted by art foundation FICA, Abhishek Hazra will work guest writers for live feeds on Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, Flickr, and Vimeo. Alternate takes on the serious stuff.
Where: Hall 18, Pragati Maidan (entry through Gate 8)
When: 11 am to 8 pm on January 21 and 22; 11 am to 5 pm on January 23 (last entry an hour before close)
Away from the fair: best of the rest
Against all odds
You won't forget this one in a hurry. 'Archive, collecting and memory' are the threads binding the works by 20 artists in this show. "We question the paranoia of forgetting, ways of archiving, and the lack of a museum of contemporary art here," says curator Arshiya Lokhandwala. Browse Bose Krishnamachari's library, or take in N. Pushpmala's first 3-D depiction of her 'Mother India' series. You can expect several surprises stacked along all the 3 floors of the gallery that have been carved up in a never-before manner.
@ Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg, till January 27. Call 2338-7241
The Interview marathon
Khoj is bringing in one of the finest curators of our times, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, to continue with his Marathon interview series. Obrist will conduct back-to-back talks with more than 20 artists and writers over 8 straight hours. Phew!
@ Lodhi restaurant on January 22, starting at 1.45 pm. Call 6565-5873
The master of colour and form got to his signature style rather late in his career. Here's a chance to see the trajectory with works from 1955 to 2007.
@ Vadehra Gallery, D40 Defence Colony, till February 18. Call 2462-2545
Traditional crafts inform abstract forms to speak a modern language in steel, clay and threads. Shettar, the Bengaluru-based mother of the language, showed last year at New York's Museum of Modern Art. A star has been born.
@ Talwar Gallery, C84 Neeti Bagh, till April 3. Call 4605-0307