Cine Darbar, the Embassy of Japan and Marwah Studios are presenting the 3rd Anime Convention. The three-day long event will have film screenings, anime workshops and competitions, such as character design to be held on the first day. It will also have panel discussions on the directions that this inherently Japanese art form is taking. The convention will also have cosplay, gaming competitions and a treasure hunt. Many shorts will also be screened.
November 9-11, Marwah Studio, Noida. For details, call: 0120-2515254
S2S Artivities presents an art exhibition titled ‘Avidya-the true spirit of searching self’, featuring artists such as Debasis Barui, Deepak Rajbhar, Girish Kulkarni, MS Baoni, Narasimha M Kumbar, Nidhi Agarwal and Nilanjana Nandy. This blending of diverse regional, national and international traits and understanding make this show a visual delight.
6 pm, till November 7, Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise, Lodi Estate. For details, call: 9873798874
Exploring mental etchings
Shobha Bhatia, director, Gallerie Ganesha presents a solo show of etchings by the 25-year-old, Baroda-based Dushyant Patel. The show will feature 45 of his etchings. Says Bhatia: “Patel’s etchings attracted me because of their immensely beautiful graphic quality. It’s a complicated process but it’s also immensely interactive. Patel is also the recipient of the Arts Ananda Trust which was given to him after a nationwide search for young talent.” While etchings can be made on various metals, Patel has chosen to opt for zinc plates, using different techniques like line bite, aquatint, speed bite, deep etchings.
11 am to 7 pm till November 20 at Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash 2. Call 29226043, 29217306
Shaped by his environment
Sanjay Bhattacharya’s art has its foundations in the understanding that a visual image integrates perceptions of the world around one with one’s conception of their real essence. This present collection is full of spontaneity, as can be seen in the image of a young man taking a bath; an old man reminiscing in the afternoon sun; of ants foraging for grain; of a woman cooking in a makeshift village kitchen or of two rakes remembering past deeds with little remorse. In these works we see the immediate impact of the environment.
11 am till 8 pm, till November 10, Dhoomimal Art gallery, G-42, Connaught Place. Call 9910357956
Jazz it up
Jus Jazz 2012 is a jazz-festival initiated by Jazz-Addicts – an association of serious jazz enthusiasts. The event is an endeavour to introduce the finest world-class mainstream and classical jazz to India. Featuring artistes from New Orleans, the mecca of jazz, the event is set in one of the most picturesque settings in the city. Jazz enthusiasts can look forward to virtuosos like Stephen Masakowski, Roland Guerin, Ashlin Parker, Sylivia Cuenca and Helen Sung. Proceeds from the concert evenings will be donated toward educating underpriveleged children.
6.30 pm till 11 pm, Zorba, near Sultanpuri Metro Station.
Per day pass Rs. 1700.
For details call: 9654614161
Past and the future
Arijoy Bhattacharya attempts to decode the past for the future in his solo show, Alpha and Omega. His focus has been the intersections between great thinkers.
11 am-7 pm, till November 15, at Chawla Art Gallery, Square One Mall, Saket.
For details, call 26532077/29561819
The chord electric
Performing as part of the Delhi International Art Fair, Tritha Electric is a three-piece ethno-punk band, started in December 2011 by Paul and Tritha. Since then the band has performed all over India, France and Italy. The band’s debut album will release next month. Born in Kolkata, Tritha started training in North Indian classical music at the age of five, and never stopped, currently a student of Santanu Bandyopadhyay from the Bishnupur gharana.
7 pm, November 7, India Habitat Centre
Is it All in the head?
Art Alive Gallery presents astute works of senior and eminent contemporary Indian artists who all, in unison are addressing a unified topic: heads and portraitures using significantly remarkable language that suggests intensity, depth and creativity. The show will incorporate works of artists in any media including portrayals of the human head. Works by Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, FN Souza and Jogen Chowdhury, Krishen Khanna, Manu Parekh and Paresh Maity.
Till November 30, Art Alive Gallery, S-221 Panchsheel Park. Call: 41639000
Adapting a folk art form
In the series of 45 canvases the Babita Biswas adapts the conventional two-colour schemes of Warli Folk Art to a multi-coloured palette. For the first time, the artist has experimented with the theme Geet Govindom in this art form. She has also further converted it into classical by expressing complex themes from mythology.
11 am-7 pm, till November 6, Lalit Kala Akademi. Call 9968007988