Of kith and kiln
In Shimmering Scarlet, a show of ceramics, the illustrious Pandit family comes together to display their skill, craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities with which their work is imbued. Brahmadeo Ram Pandit comes from a family of traditional potters in Bihar known for their sparkling red copper-reduction glazed pots, the mottled blue soda-fired glazed pots and chatter-marked pots. His son Abhay is inspired by the Mumbai sea, stones and myriad images creating textures with wire-cut techniques and tools.
January 14, 11am onwards. Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg.
For details, call 23718833
When reality bites....
Farmer suicides are not a new phenomenon in India. But depicting the magnitude of the problem through art might help one understand the current state of affairs and our general apathy towards farmers. New York-based artist Kiran Chandra converts a gallery into a single piece installation to raise questions about farmers’ suicides, commenting and contemplating issues of land distribution, its use and the growing divide between the urban and rural realities of India. Her media include video, fabric, screen prints, soil, sculpture and drawing in charcoal on paper. Jan 18-Feb 18. 11am onwards. Shrine Empire, 7, Friends Colony West. Call 41327630
Best of Indian theatre
The 14th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the National School of Drama’s international theatre festival, is ringing in the new year with 96 productions from across India and the world, at several venues. The performances include those in diverse languages and styles, each representing a unique theme. The international segment includes 16 performances with a special focus on Polish theatre. The festival will also pay a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary.
Till January 22. Call 9810329401 for further details
Fragility of emotions
The play Hum Safar is the story of a couple that finds itself in situations that test its fragile emotions. Divorced after a fifteen-year-old marriage, the couple wishes to start their lives afresh. However, the going gets tough as the separation overwhelms them. Javed Siddiqi’s romantic production, interspersed with Gulzar’s songs, features Harsh Chhaya and Lubna Salim in lead roles.
January 21, 7:30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon For details, call 0124-2715000
The band Strange Weather, which makes its debut this week, brings together an eclectic mix of sounds and musicians. At its maiden performance, it promises to play Funk, RnB and Blues. The band features vocalist Udayraj Singh, bass player Jayant Manchanda and drummer Bhanu Thakur, who has worked with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Jan 15, 8pm onwards. Turquoise Cottage, 47, Basant Lok Market, Vasant Vihar. Call 47686800