A jestful social comment
Walk into the gallery and you can see a cake made of coal-tar and dentures. A few metres away sits an installation created out of powder coated stuffed garments, and then you will bump into a new-age work made bluetooth keyboards, webcam & even jeans and water. In one of the most cutting edge shows ever, which says a lot about our society and world but in a cheeky, fun way without sermonising. Latitude 28 presents Glitch Frame Lollipop, a three-artist show by Amitabh Kumar, Prayas Abhinav and Siddhartha Kararwal. A glimpse into the works of the works of the artists can be found at the gallery's website, glitchframelollipop.in. True to the title of the show, the works treat probing realities of everyday life ironically, and bring out contemporary concerns by playing with materials and challenges the viewer's sensibilities with quirk and wit.
Aug 14 -Sep 17, at Latitude 28, F-208, Ground Floor, Lado Sarai
For details call at: 46791111
Probing art's directions
If you are interested in art and the course it is following in modern India then take time out to check out the performances, discussions, lectures and installations at Nature Morte involving artists and curators from Germany and India. Programmes will run in the gallery through the duration of the exhibition, which is a collaborative project between Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Khoj International Artists' Association and Nature Morte.
August 4 - 11, Nature Morte Gallery, A-1 Niti Bagh
For details, call 41740215
Timeless tragic comedy
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was the Watergate of India. Well, at least in fiction comedy. Photographers Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Basnani) start a photo studio and desperately try to find some assignment for sustenance. Finally they land up getting one for an investigative magazine Khabardar - and that changes their fortune, forever. While investigating a case, they discover the shady business of corruption which turns deadly often.
7 pm, Aug 5, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
For details call 2468 2001