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Pick of the week

art-and-culture Updated: Dec 03, 2010 21:41 IST

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Home truths
Paramita Ghosh
paramitaghosh@hindustantimes.com

Devi Art gallery showcases the work of 60 artists in a show that focusses on the vernacular in contemporary art.

Curator Annapurna Gurimella distinguishes it from folk by saying that it is "hybrid, not made for a community and is not the sort of work you would find in a gallery".

In some cases, entire families have gone to work on a piece of work. Look out for the bronze Nataraja of Radhakrishnan from Tamil Nadu, Prabudas Mistry's migratory bird from Gujarat and Anwar Chitrakar's pat on Lalgarh.

Till February 28, 2011. Sirpur House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Call: 0124-4888177

Playtime in Gurgaon
As part of the Hindustan Times Gurgaon First initiative, check out some critically acclaimed plays in the Old World Theatre Festival.

Mamtaz Bhai Patangwaale, for instance, directed by Manav Kaul, is the story of a boy who idolises the greatest kite flyer in the world.

Another play to watch out for is One on One, a collection of monologue pieces from well known Mumbai directors Rahul daCunha, Akarsh Khurana, Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapur.

For timings and ticket queries, call 011-43663080

Memories of desire
HT Correspondent
weekendht@hindustantimes.com

The second outlet of Gurgaon bookstore and art gallery Quill and Canvas has launched with two shows including Inner Eye, a show of photographs by Goa-based lensman Prabuddha Dasgupta and Israeli photographer Sephi Bergerson.

"The attempt is to get away from the subject-specific, project driven enterprise and try to photograph something intangible and personal," says Dasgupta.

"The central theme to the Longing series, if any, would encompass all that constitutes the raw material of human experience…love, loss, passion, desire, longing… and all the ordinary things in between," adds the renowned photographer.

Quill And Canvas, 122 South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, DLF-V

For details, call: 0124-4050306

Warehouse mentality
Aasheesh Sharma
aasheesh.sharma@hindustantimes.com

An architect with a mind of his own, Gautam Bhatia has donned a writer's hat in the past. Now, his new show of drawings and sculptures, curated by Sharan Apparao, takes a dig at our built environment.

"Our metros are like warehouses of architecture, where everything is dumped in," he says.

"A warehouse diffuses individuality and the city reduces every building to a musty old hall with no real attributes," avers the author of the trilogy Punjabi Baroque, Silent Spaces and Malaria Dreams.

Till December 9, Sridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam.

For details, call: 9910064347

An ode to the earth
HT Correspondent
weekendht@hindustantimes.com

The fourth Quotes from Earth film festival centres on climate change, mining, floods, vanishing species, energy, water contamination, tigers, sea life and urbanscapes.

We recommend: You Can Only Clap With Two Hands (December 4) from the Netherlands and The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy (December 5) from Germany.

India International Centre.

For details, mail:anjali@toxics.link.org