Honouring a part of our past is an art show that sees revival of earthenware. Participating artists include Rahul Modak, Arpana Caur, Ela Mukherjee and Vinita Karim among many others. The concept behind the show is the belief that every thing goes back to mitti (soil), in the form of panchtatva. According to Indian mythology too panchtatva represents the five life forming elements from which life evolves. And hence is the basic of our being on this universe.
11 am to 7 pm, May 26 - June 30, Niv art centre,210 Neb Sarai, IGNOU road. Call: 9810178802
The cat is back
So you are wondering how to spend long summer evenings? Take your kids out for a fun ride with Doraemon. The popular robotic cat from Japan (Doraemon) is back but with lot of new surprises. At a city mall one of the most loved cartoon characters will take the kids through an adventurous ride. It’s a chance for the kids to explore the wonders of jungle safari with Doraemon as the mall brings to life a special jungle theme with the Doraemon island, tribal hut, airship, boats and lots more adventurous stuff.
May 25 onwards, DLF Place mall, Saket. Call: 40600913
An expression of thoughts
A group exhibition to support upcoming artists has been curated by Priyanka Banerjee. On display will be works that are an expression of thoughts and emotions of participating artists. The works speak through colours while some of the artworks are muted, some are vibrant. The artworks come together to create a transcendental experience for the art lover. The theme of feminism is also significant to the exhibition. Some of the artists participating are Prince Chand, Naseem Khan, Malvika Jain, Uma Vardhan, Meghna Agarwal, Ankita Ahlawat, Chetan Kartigar, Mrinmoy Sani, Abrodeep Mukharjee, Pubali Dutta among many others.
11 am to 7 pm, May 26-31, IHC, Lodhi Road. Call: 9818317769
Ashort film festival can be a great way to keep the senses riveted. A curated film festival showcasing movies from around the globe served with a four course meal in the alfresco setting of the restaurant can be a great way to keep the conversations going. This short film festival juxtaposes chance encounters and shared experiences which finally develop into visual narratives mapping one’s mind into reels of fiction and non-fiction. Each movie displays intimate stories and the effort to express more through less. The movie to be showcased this week is Earth Laughs in Flowers and promises to be an intense drama.
8 pm onwards, May 31, Lodi — The Garden Restaurant. Rs. 1700 per person.
A toast to silver screen
The love of cinema binds all cultures and beliefs. Keeping this thought in mind you can check out special film screenings in the city from the first ever Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) held in November 2012. Representing the best of independent cinema from across the globe, the screenings will be held on the last Sunday of every month till September. The film to be screened this month is 1/2 Revolution, a documentary account of two filmmakers’ experiences in the streets of Cairo during the days of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
7 pm onwards, May 26,
BlueFrog, The Kila, Mehrauli.