Moving Matter is a group show organised to showcase works in various mediums – from installation, video, photography, textile, canvas, paper and sculpture. The artists in the exhibition are young and/or little known. The idea is to promote freshness in the rather saturated Indian art scene.
10 - 7 pm, Sep 1 - 11, at Blueprint 12, Anand Niketan and Allaince Francaise. For details call 43500228
If you are an ardent follower of Premchand’s writings, you might like to visit the performances organised by Dramatech. Premchand – Three Comedies for Families and Children are adaptations of stories written by one of the most celebrated writers of the subcontinent. The series of plays include short stories such as Do Bailon Ki Katha, Nimantran and the well-known Shatranj Ke Khiladi. 7 pm, till Sep 1 - 2, at Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg. For details call 9810150991
Dias de Santiago (Days of Santiago) is a Peruvian drama revolving around a soldier who comes back from the army. Santiago Román, ex-combat soldier has returned to Lima after years of fighting against Ecuador. He is part of a lost generation that is taking the blame for political mishaps. In Lima, Santiago finds himself in a hostile, chaotic and decadent city that is reflected in his family. He attempts to adapt to a normal civilian life, but his war memories stand in the way. Society and his family are moving to a different beat; they did not wait for him and have no space for him now. Santiago will come to realise that things are not as he had hoped. The film has won more than 35 international awards making it the most prized work in Peruvian history.
4.30 pm, Sep 9, at Instituto Cervantes. For details call 43681907
Documenting daily struggles
The ninth edition of Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival will showcase documentaries that put livelihood on a live wire. Organised by the Centre for Civil Society, the festival is part of a larger livelihood freedom campaign by the centre. One of the many featured documentaries is Dilli, a documentary by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh that finds its storytellers in the men, women and children, the invisible hands that continue to build this city of dreams.
11 am - 7 pm, till September 2, at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. For details call 26537456/43663333
Spic Macay has come back with the latest version of Virasat, an annual, week-long festival comprising performances and workshops in folk and classical arts, literature, crafts, talks, theatre, cinema and yoga held in different educational institutions across the city. It aims at close interaction between students, artistes and craftsmen.
Virasat 2012 will be held in several Delhi colleges such as St Stephen’s, Delhi Technology University, ABES Engineering College, etc. The inaugural event will feature performances by Smt Girija Devi and Sushri Malavika Sarukkai.
5.30 pm, Sep 6 to Nov 4, at St Stephen’s, DTU, ABES Eng College etc. For details call 9873270070