Poetry in colour
Artist Ompal Sansanwal is known for his use of strong colours and geometric figures. In his solo exhibition titled Passionate Pursuit of Visual Poetry, Sansanwal creates characters and themes that come alive, communicating deep thoughts and emotions. In Woman of Today, he highlights how women handle pressures of modern life, in Passion, his characters are soaked in their love and ecstasy. Sansanwal focuses on characters and their emotions, which translate his sentiment as an artist, allowing viewers to be transported to the core of the image.
January 7-13, 11am to 7pm, Shridharini Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, 23718832
As far as the eye can seeDelhi-born Karna Basu had his first tryst with photography in 1996, after the death of his maternal grandfather, inheriting his camera. Photography, for this New York resident who is an Economics professor, is a gratifying way to disengage from one’s life and engage with others’. His work Accidental Encounters: An Exhibition of Street Photography comprises of photographs spanning several locations and years. Most of the photographs were shot using 35mm or 50mm lenses, which approximate the range of vision of the naked eye.
Jan 12-18, 11am to 7pm. India International Centre Annexe, Lodi Estate, 24619431
Saturday film fever
Alonely woman and her cat, a spy who escaped the gallows and a nuclear scare... are the subjects of films on offer by a group of ‘cinephiles’ called the Film Buffs of Delhi. Catch Roberto Enrico’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge — the story of a spy who escapes when the rope he’s to be hanged on, breaks. Dr Strangelove is about the crisis which the US leadership plunged into after the nuclear war declaration. And don’t miss the award-winning animation Printed Rainbow by Gitanjali Rao which is about a woman who finds her cat with a matchbox. Jan 7, Lalit Kala Manch, Lodhi Road, 9999001668
Singers from across the border bring the lilting notes of classical rock and jazz. Javed Bashir, one of Pakistan’s most acclaimed classical singers, has been with the Mekaal Hasan Band, playing a fusion of the traditional east and harmonic sophistication of the west. Presented by NGO Roots 2 Roots and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Jan 11, FICCI Auditorium, 41646383
A soulful Sufi evening
From a 10-year old visually impaired Balwinder to self taught Harnoor Singh Kooner, this edition of Jahaane-e-Sufi offers an vibrant variety. While Balwinder sings Qawali, Punjabi and Hindi songs, Kooner is living his father’s dream — to see him as a leading Sufi singer. Sukhwinder, also known as Daler Ali, adds to the diversity with his experiment with utensil sounds. Watch out for ‘voice of Punjab’ — Madhu Sudan and a performance by the Saabri Brothers. Jan 11, 6:30 pm, Siri Fort Auditorium, 26493370