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Pick of the week

art and culture Updated: Mar 30, 2012 23:57 IST

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Mix of four elements

Artline in collaboration with International Furniture Brands presents an exhibition of contemporary Indian artists. Curated by Ranjana Dani, the exhibition showcases the works of four eminent artists who are based in Pune. This curatorial project of Artline showcases a collection of paintings of the highly acclaimed veteran Murli Lahoti, the impactful canvasses of the renowned Bua Shete, the dynamic works of Vijay Dupatre and the sensitive, fantasy-laden renderings of artist Nilesh Pawar. The curator of the exhibition, Dani, is a graphic designer who also mentors as design faculty across reputed design institutes.
11am to 7pm, March 30 to April 8. At The Gallery on MG, 13 Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Call 41012161

Street art for the soul
A unique street art festival that brings together creative practitioners from varied backgrounds — art, architecture, media — in one of Delhi's densely populated urban villages. 'Extension Khirkee' takes off from the budding hip-hop subculture in Khirkee village. Brought together by the Khoj International Artists Association and supported by W+K Exp, maps can be picked from the festival hub today afternoon after which one can catch a music performance and follow the mural trail.
March 31 onwards, S-9 Khirkee Extension, check out http://extension-khirkee.tumblr.com/ for further details

Cultural cauldron
Exploring the 'new genre of public space' that hold parties, weddings and functions (in Gujarat), Baroda-based artist Vasudha Thozhur brings her recent work to Delhi this week. Titled 'The Anatomy of Celebration or The Party Plot', the exhibition comprising digital prints and four videos, is an examination of the nature of 'celebration' in the context of our cultural and political milieu. Here, you could explore the idea of celebration while checking out Thozhur's work.
7pm, April 4-May 12, Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai, call 46791111 for further details

Watch
Small town, big dreams
Catch the antics of a playful small-town boy who on being exposed to Kafka and Satre's literature, gets caught up in existential dilemmas back home. The play, titled Da for Diary, ends up chronicling more than a geographical movement. The 75-minute story by Shoelace Productions is set in Hindi and told through quirky interactions between the protagonist, his inner-self and thoughts personified by the diary.
April 1 and 8, 4.30pm and 7pm, LTG Auditorium, Mandi House. Call 9971990162 for tele-booking

Celebrating the legend
If you love watching live entertaining musicals, then you can check out the soon to be premiered theatrical production, Jhumroo. The musical comedy celebrates the spirit of Kishore Kumar. Television actors Gaurav Gera and Shweta Gulati play the lead roles. Music buffs can rejoice as approximately 20 retro songs from Kishore Kumar's films have been put together for the show. Jhumroo will be the second musical presentation by Kingdom of Dreams, the first being Zangoora. Jhumroo and Zangoora shows will play alongside each day.
Premieres on April 7 at Nautanki Mahal, Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Call 0124-4528000

Also playing
Art with that special touch
In a bid to create awareness about the talent hidden in children with special needs, Freesia - Organisation for Creative Studies and Development, has organised an exhibition of art and photography by children with special needs. This is India's first show to promote art produced by specially abled children. Freesia is headed by former chief justice of India GB Patnaik. Freesia is working on a project for children with special needs, primarily autistic and those with Down Syndrome. The exhibit aims at encouraging the creative ability among kids with special needs.
11am to 6pm, April 2-6, At Freesia, W-102, GK-II, Call 24655054

Urban awakenings
Delhi-based freelance photographer Sandeep Biswas takes a leap from pure photography and goes on to experiment with the medium for his sixth solo show, which opens this week. Titled Entrapment, the work is an exploration of the self and the urban environment, where the self is busy creating a world of objects. Biswas examines the notions of judging each other in the context of modern living which leads to feelings of being trapped.
April 6-21, Abadi Art Space, F-213 A, Lado Sarai. For more information write to abadiartspace@gmail.com

Hold your horses
India's largest equestrian event, the Anand Delhi Horse Show 2012, organised by The Army Polo Club, is set to hit the town this week. The premier event of the equestrian tradition of India, the first Delhi Horse Show was organised by the British Indian Army in the 1930s. Today, the show hosts over 500 horses, 600 riders and 100 events. The equestrian feats are a marvel to watch — the exciting show jumping and the elegance of dressage all display the unity between horse and rider.
Till 8 April, at The Army Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantonment. For details call 9810605190 or email abhinav.sood@communicationsinc.in , sood.abhinav@gmail.com

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