Life in art
In a four day exhibition of art, craft and textiles, more than 60 artists gather to showcase their work starting Monday. In the exhibition, artists from across India and with diverse linguistic backgrounds will feature their work.
A film on calligraphy, Aksharakaaram - Meditations in calligraphy will be screened. It follows the launch of an art book "Crafting Indian Scripts" by Jaya Jaitly and Subrata Bhowmick. For children, a book named "Amar Ma" will be launched.
September 17-20. At Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre. For details call: 24682001
Take a day out of your busy schedule to revisit the First War of Independence and explore the places where the munineers of 1857 strategised and fought. The significant spots are around Delhi’s Northern ridge and the Kashmere Gate area. The walk includes major fort entrances, memorials of soldiers, British residencies, cemeteries and more.
7 am, September 16, At Kashmere Gate metro station. For details call: 9871181775
From a veteran's eye
Galerie Ganesha presents the the first solo show in rare wash techniques by Bengal School master Ajoy Ghose. Incidentally, Ghose is one of the few living artists practising the traditional wash technique of painting brought to India by the Japanese and developed further by Bengal School masters like Abanindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose.
In a first solo show in the capital, the 74-year-old veteran will be exhibiting 22 art works. The aim is to create an awareness among younger art viewers of important landmarks in the evolution of Indian art.
Till October10, 11 am to 7 pm, Gallerie Ganesha, GK II. For details call: 29226043
Bonding over cinema
Cine Darbaar, an independent programme for young Cinephiles, aims to enrich through film screenings and innovative sessions with industry veterans. On the anvil is a three-day film festival entitled 'Cinephilia and Beyond 2'. The festival’s theme is 'family' and accordingly, the films screened will showcase family ties and bonding. Apart from screening 10 films from several countries, the programme will include a storytelling session by renowned Polish folklorist, Micha Malinowski and a discourse on 'Television' by Avhiroop Mazzumdar. Entry to the festival is free and seating is ona first cum first serve basis.
1 pm onwards, September 14-16, at Instituto Cervantes, Hanuman Road. For details call 9899966269
Experience a royal expedition with a chef-crafted set dinner menu or choose to order a la carte at the MoMo Café. All this as part of Oudhi Dastarkhan, an Awadhi festival recreating the true flavours of the cuisine that uses a magical blend of spices and slow fire cooking. The cuisine is famouse especially for its harmony with the seasons, its 'nafasat' and 'nazakat'. The scrumptious menu will feature signature dishes like murg Awadhi korma, Lucknowi kakori kebab, murg tikka mirza hasnu, and more.
7 pm onwards, September 21-31, MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon,
For details call: 0124 4888245
Nurturing the innovative and welcoming the new
Renge Art, an innovative art boutique, is promoting the work of two promising artists. The boutique, initiated by Gopa Kumar and Shalini Vig Wadhwa, promotes emerging artists with exceptional talent and brings them closer to discerning buyers. The duo aims to sieve through the work of talented artists and pick up the serious ones who have the potential to reach the pinnacles of the art world. Renge Art aims to make art affordable. So go ahead, pick up work that can transform your walls.
11am-7pm, September 15- 16, Club Aralias, DLF Golflinks Phase 5, Gurgaon.
For details, call 9811904440
An art congregation
A group of senior artists and upcoming ones too have come together for The Gurgaon Art festival. With more than 50 painters and sculptors displaying over 200 landscapes, figurative, abstract, semi abstract, realistic and spiritual works of art, the event will promises to be a visual treat. Visitors will get the chance to interact with professional artists through workshops, portrait making and clay modeling.
Free art lessons for underprivileged children attached to an NGO are also part of the agenda. Curated by Maandavi. S. Sharma, the festival will feature the works of celebrated artists like Prithvi Soni, JMS Mani, Tejinder Kanda, Prabir Bagchi and Prabal Roy, among others.
11am-8pm, September 12- 16,
Epicentre, Apparel House, Gurgaon. For details, call 9811087836
Exploring India's culture
1AQ presents an art exhibition that features hand-coloured lithographs, aquatints, wood engravings and steel plate engravings from colonial India. The artworks evocatively capture the country's monuments, gods and goddesses, ways of worship and observations of tradition and culture. Full of charm, the works give the viewer a glimpse of daily life and a picture of the flora and fauna of early nineteenth century India.
11am-7pm, September 10 - October 15, 1AQ, Qutub Minar main road. For details, call 26644145