Show Stealers; Japanese Lantern

Sixty years of Indo-Japanese ties is celebrated in an exhibition titled,Journey to the West.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: January 23, 2012 6:12 am

Japanese Lantern

Sixty years of Indo-Japanese ties is celebrated in an exhibition titled,Journey to the West. A series of contemporary Japanese paintings explores the relationship between eminent Japanese curator,Tenshin Okakura,and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The show also recalls the pilgrimage by a Buddhist monk to the West. The exhibition is being held at Lalit Kala Akademi till February 19. Contact: 26442967

Mind the Space

Ever wondered what goes on in an artist’s mind? Gallery Espace showcases Narratives of the Self,where 20 artists will present artwork in the form of a drawing book,scroll or an accordion. These are made personal and expressive,and expected to provide a window into the thoughts of the artists such as Mithu Sen and Bhupen Khakhar. Experience the creativity of the ‘self’ at Community Centre,New Friends Colony,till February 27. Contact: 26326267

August Rush

A Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play,August: Osage County is the story of a dysfunctional family that attempts to examine their issues and come together after the death of the patriarch,but fails. A dark comic look at the modern family,the play was originally written by Tracy Letts and will be staged at the NCPA on January 28,directed by Lillete Dubey. Contact: 22824567

Eye Specialist

Exhibiting after 15 years in Mumbai,Sharmila Samant asks questions like ‘How do we see?’ and ‘What is the hidden agenda behind appearances?’ in her latest solo show. Titled Listen to your Eye,the show comprises installations and neon works,and is on at Lakeeren gallery until February 6.

Contact: 65224179

Twin Strings

Irish by birth,artist Anna Tanvir learnt the Celtic Harp in the French countryside. On January 27,she will present a duet with a guitarist at Mazda Hall in Camp. The “Harp and Guitar Recital” will begin at 7pm.

Contact: 26362633.

Eternal Love

JJ School of Arts alumnus

Nivas Govardhan Kanhere is exhibiting an artistic interpretation of the love of Radha and Krishna. Like the mythological romance,the collection,Radha Krishan,is seeped in various shades of colour. The exhibition will run at Malaka Spice in Koregaon Park till January 31. Contact: 9324242844.

Tribal Tradition

Bringing in a collection of Warli,Pithora and Gond paintings,this exhibition at Government College of Art,Sector 10,is a must-watch for those who are fond of traditional art. A bonus is that one can meet artists from different tribal areas. Also on display is Dhokra metal craft and Longpi stone pottery. The exhibition is on till January 24.

Prize Show

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi’s Annual Art Exhibition will feature paintings,photographs,graphics and sculptures of both professionals and students. Ninety works will be on display,including eight that have received special awards. The exhibition will be on from February 3,at Punjab Kala Bhavan,Sector 16

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