Pick of the week
The culmination of many innocent thoughts and ideas can be seen in the works of child prodigy, Reeya Rene Rajpal. The child artist is all set to showcase a series of her works alongside artists in a mix media exhibition of European and African art. Reeya’s work reflects a keen, innate artistic view of living and loving the life as it comes. The artist uses colours and imagination to depict a world that is utopian.
5.30pm-8.30pm, September 27-30, Epicentre Gallery, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Call: 9899017759
Musikal Chairs an exhibition of artworks by Yadvendra and Saggar is a show that explores the contradiction of thoughts and actions and the interplay between thoughts in all spheres of everydayness. It has no aspiration to timelessness, but rather lives on the hypocrisy of the dominant culture. The dialogue between playfulness and detachment brings about the visual, object and sensory qualities of this show.
10 am - 8 pm, September 22 to 27, at Visual Arts Gallery, IHC.
Bonds of vision
Perspectives presents Silent Dialogues, a group show attempting at opening up the pictorial dialogue between high art and traditional crafts, between the celebrated and the unknown masters of Indian arts and cultural milieu.
The artists who have worked together creating a common canvas between each pair are Anupam Sud with Nankushiya Shyam, Achuthan Kudallur with Neela Akbari, Akhilesh with Anil Kumar, Jai Zharotia with Narayan Bariki and some more. Apart from these collaborative works, there are works by K Laxma Goud and Arpana Caur including traditional art froms of Andra and Wali art tradition.
11 am - 7 pm, till Oct 30, at F 213/D, Lado Sarai. Call: 40564889
For a cause
CADD Art Fair is organising a charity exhibition in support of victims of drunk driving tragedies across India and to address the critical issue of drunk driving in the country spearheaded by its founder activist Prince Singhal. It also encompasses another idea to appreciate Indian art by way of Art on Tees. It is for the first time in India that artworks have been especially made for T-shirts following on the same theme.
11am-7pm, till September 26 - 29, Arpana Art Gallery, 4/6 Sirifort Institutional Area.
At the movies
In a three-day festival, The American Centre will exhibit classic films to celebrate World Tourism Day, highlighting the US as a top destination. It will have an special screening of 2012-released Walt Disney's film Avengers, besides Old couple (1968), Paper Moon (1973), Stranger than Paradise (1984), and Sunset Boulevard (1950).
5 pm, September 27 - 29, The American Centre, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,. Call: 9871275194
Symphony of colours
Renge Art, an innovative art boutique, is promoting the work of two promising Pramod Arya's works are a visual script that only a nature lover can decipher. Arya, who hails from Uttarakhand, gained confidence to use warm colours after his stint at Kota, Rajasthan, where warm colours are but mere bright dots of people's attire on the vast stretch of the desert. His canvas is a vast field, where pigments are let loose to play their game. They play pranks spraying energy, meander through mystical routes and then exhausted, sublimate.
11am-7pm, till September 25, Gallery 3, Ravindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy. Call 9872217333
Dhoomimal Art Centre brings to you a solo show of renowned Artist Vandana Rakesh themed 'Insight and Outlook'. The art works explain an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through spontaneous understanding. It also penetrates mental vision or judgment; faculty of seeing into inner character or fundamental truth. The execution has always been semi realistic & colorful. Colours play an important part in her works In this exhibition she is going to show acrylics on canvas, water colors, charcoal, soft pastels & graphite drawings.
10.30am to 8.30pm till Sep 25th, at the Dhoomimal Art Centre, A 8, Connaught Place. Call: 41516172
Exploring India’s culture
In a celebration of various artists visting and becoming of the Indian fabric, comes a three-day festival. On the occasion of 100 years of Indian cinema, the Art Mart, a festival of true colours, celebrates Indian art through a selection of artworks inspired by Bollywood, Hollywood and other genres of popular and experimental cinema.
The film Rang Rasiya by Ketan Mehta, which is based on the 19th century painter, Raja Ravi Varma, will be screened.
Artists from across the country will showcase their work at the three-day festival at Gurgaon.
Sep 21 - 23, Art Mart IV, Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Call: 0124 2715000