Together we stand
Panorama will feature the work of 15 artists including Naseem Khan who depicts the modern woman and Debaroti Roy who portrays womanhood through symbols and abstracts. Rohini Jain explores silhouettes, Meghna Agarwal contemplates the powerful unseen, Pranab Roy looks at streets and Ankita Ahlawat renders human desires.
The artists have pooled their individual resources to put up this exhibition.
11 am - 7 pm; June 25-29; Open Palm Court Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre; Contact 9818317769
Figure it out
The work of established artists like A Ramachandran, Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon and MF Husain will be part of an exhibition that focuses on the female figure. Artists have used the female form to explore social roles and to resolve formal issues. These works look at the place women occupy in Indian society and push the viewer to think about the inspiration and opportunity for debate that the female has inspired in Indian artists across generations.
11am; Until June 30; Vadehra Art Gallery, D-178 Phase I, Okhla; Contact: 65474005
Packing in perspective
LN Rana’s exhibition of paintings at Pearl Art Gallery is bold, suggestive and emotional and takes the viewer on a profoundly personal journey. Heavy lines and a subtle earthy colour scheme dictate the moods of his work. His recent paintings feature undefined geometric lines and the contours of feminine forms and reveal an extraordinary sense of perspective, one that is individual and global.
11am to 10pm; Till June 14; Pearl Art Gallery, 185/k/3, adjacent to Hotel Crown Plaza, NFC; Contact 9818642570
Godforsaken last stop
Cristo Risto Si E Fermato A Eboli or Christ Stopped At Eboli is the memoir of Carlo Levi, a painter and writer. His book of the same name was adapted to the silver screen. Levi was arrested in 1935 by the Mussolini regime for protesting against fascism and was exiled to a remote southern Italian town where the locals lead a tough life. Eboli, the closest train station, is the last vestige of civilisation in a place left behind by the world.
6:30 pm; 11 June; Multimedia hall, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, 50-E Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri; Contact 011-26871901
Cut to cut
Established in 2008 to fill the void in the short films space, Filmbooth will now launch First Cut, a monthly series of screenings of short films. Indian short films have been noticed on the international film festival circuit but are rarely screened back home. First Cut is a platform for screening these films and for creating a community of filmmakers who can watch and discuss their work together. First Cut, which will have a healthy mix of short films will premier short films every month, starting with its launch on June 9. This month’s calendar includes screenings of, among other exciting short films, the National Award winning Shyam Raat Seher and Reflections, which stars Malayalam superstar Mohanlal.
The first film will be screened on June 9 at the Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre. Contact: 9971990162; 9891391462