Pick of the week
Behind the art
Harmony, as the name of the exhibition suggests, shows life on canvas, actually real life stories of the artists. The exhibition shows the harmony which is creating the rhythmic combination of society. Artists from different genres have used different medium to depict their thought process and have put it together to give it a serene form. The artists who are contributing are Amit Kapoor, Bhawna Bhanot, Dr Rohini Sethi, Bhavna Sethi and Manjit Singh.
11am to 7pm, March 15 to 25 , K-16A , New Green Park. For details, call: 9312278374
Magical & real
She uses vibrant and bold colours, with soft and dreamy content. The upcoming artist Roohi Kapoor, brings a combination of abstract and realist styles. Through her work, she creates an imagined world of magical realism. Having done two solo shows, in her third one she reflects on nature, women and life itself, while a recurring theme of fantasy and reality run throughout her work.
11am - 7pm, March 28 to April 2, Lalit Kala Akademi, For details, call: 2300 9200,
A symphony by artists
A group of 32 artists present a polyphony - that is like putting together of two or more independent melodic parts to create soothing music. The different forms of art have been beautifully juxtaposed together to create a visual polyphony. Artists whose work is on display are MF Husain, Satish Gujral, Shok Bhowmick and Vrindavan Solanki, among others. The exhibition by Mumbai-based Cymroza Art Gallery, also features famous foreign artists who are popular with their prints, etching, lithographs like AW Phillips, Balthazar Solvyns, Charles Ramus Forrest, Henry Salt and William Simpson.
11am to 7 pm, March 19 to 28, Shridharani Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, For details, call: 2371 8833
Raise a toast
Hallow the spirit of womanhood with music. 'Women on wine Wednesdays' launched at Shiro are aimed towards promoting women disk jockeys who will enthrall the audiences with their music. The genre of the music will be commercial and there will be other attractions as well, like specialised bar menus and complimentary shot women guests. The women DJs will be spinning special tracks every Saturday throughout March.
10pm onwards, Shiro, Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri. For details, call: 26876310/11
Picking up the pieces
The Texture of Loss is film by Indian documentary film maker Pankaj Butali. The documentary revolves around Kashmiris who have picked up pieces of their shattered life and moved on. Over two decades of violence in Kashmir had left the valley devastated. Families have been uprooted, women have lost husbands, sons and brothers, children grow up as orphans, young people see no hope for themselves, and are doubtful of their future. The film documents all these experiences based on meetings with a large cross-section of people in Kashmir.
6.30pm, March 15-17, Nehru Park, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri. For details, call: 23379309
Taking the stage
Sahitya Kala presents Bharatendu Natya festival that will feature famous works like 'Ek Kutte Ki Kahaani', written by Danish Iqbal.
7.30pm, till March 25, Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House, Call: 2371 4307
It's a collection of 70 photographs of performance art from last five decades, titled Dancescope. The photographs of performing artistes show their most personal, intense performances, capturing the finer nuances of both their expertise and perseverance. The solo show of Shobha Deepak Singh, director of Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra and curated by Alka Pande exhibits the pictures of Pt Birju Maharaj, Sonal Mansingh, Uma Sharma and many other younger artists like Asavari Mazumdar, Sharmistha Mukherjee and Rajendra Gangani.
10am to 7pm, March 25 to April 2, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, Lodhi Road, Call: 43662024
Celebrated writer Vikram Seth and young faces of the book world Durjoy Dutta and Nikita Singh will be speaking in the 4th edition of Spring Fever, a literature festival by Penguin Books.
7pm, March 23-24, Amphitheatre, IHC, Lodhi Road. Call: 24682002