This winter, hop into the Capital's galleries
This is the season to hop galleries. Garima Sharma lists the most interesting shows in the city.art and culture Updated: Jan 08, 2009 17:11 IST
You are brimming with energy, but don’t want to venture out in the biting cold. What better way to stay snug and offer your mind some refreshments than by heading to the most novel shows in the city. Start walking now.
Gallery of terror
Besides hi-tech cameras and related paraphernalia, the Photofair 2009 exhibition has a special feature this time — there is a gallery displaying 40 of the most powerful photographs taken by various international and national news agencies during the 26/11 Mumbai siege.
: Photofair 2009, Pragati Maidan
Jan 11, 10 am to 5 pm
Autoportraits by Samuel Fosso
While artists perennially grill nature around them for inspiration, eminent African photographer Samuel Fosso finds it in the mirror: his only subject for the past 30 years has been himself. He constructs sets, dresses himself up, and goes click-click. In this exhibition, Fosso describes the tale of the Central African Republic. This is Fosso’s first visit to India, so do not miss the brilliant exhibition!
: Photoink, MGF Hyundai Building, Ground Floor, 1 Jhandewalan, Faiz Road, Tel: 28755940/41
Jan 10, 11 am to 7 pm
The show of the fabled Faberge creations has been organised as part of the Year of Russia in India, and is a month-long display of the works of Peter Carl Faberge. Over 190 pieces have been sourced from all over Moscow, St Petersburg and London. Besides the famous Faberge eggs, objects in the display include ashtrays, vases, bowls, jewellery, cigarette boxes and figurines.
National Museum, Janpath, Tel: 23019776
Jan 18, 10 am to 5 pm
Moving Beyond the Frame
Six women from across India, US and UK have put up an exhibition on
A changing identity
, a thought-provoking selection of works. This show explores issues related to one’s identity, which is in a state of constant flux.
The artists — Jaishri Abichandani, Sutapa Biswas, Paula Sengupta, Catherine Mosley and Maxine Henryson — exhibit works that include fetishised objects like whips, dildos and plastic breasts, as also works on themes of time, history, gender, race and human condition.
Gallery Espace, 16 Community Centre, New Friends Colony, Tel: 26922947
Jan 13, 11 am to 7 pm
Artist Rina Banerjee revisits the idea of culture in her exhibition while interpreting its pungent impact on the identity of its very unit — society. The show is marked with a touch of the exotic, with the use of materials like powdered spices.
Jan 13, 11 am to 7 pm
Nature of the City
Displaying photographs, videos, paintings, mixed media, installations, sound installations and drawings, the show deals with the impact of rapid urbanisation. Thirteen artists reflect on the interconnection between the worlds of nature and the city. If you see pipal trees growing from modern Indian buildings or buffaloes grazing on roadsides, do not be surprised.
Religare arts.i gallery, 7, Atmaram Mansion, Scindia House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Tel: 43727000
Jan 15, 10 am to 7 pm