What: Quintessentially a sculptor, the works of Sandip Chakraborty are manifestations of a meditative process on one hand and on the other involves the romantic idea of ‘I feel, therefore I am’. His latest works are on display at the exhibition, ‘In Search of the Celestial’. Volume is intrinsic to his forms, delivery and of course his approach. A variety of motifs including the human forms, bird, animals are made to pass through what is often referred to as the artistic filter. The process begins by conceiving forms as a realist. The artist often draws essential form from existing body of indigenous terracotta toys and work on it, improvising its presence. An onlooker may come across sharp linear marks, not only reminiscent of bold calligraphic lines on these forms, but also indicate spatial interplays.
When: August 13 -23 (11 am – 8 pm)
Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg
What: All the dance enthusiasts in the city, block your dates for the 23rd edition of the Parampara Series. A festival of dance and music, it is all set to span over three days, showcasing Indian classical performing arts. Not just the young generation of artists but even the veterans will be performing at this event. Among others, the event will feature Raja and Radha Reddy — a legendary Kuchipudi dancer couple and choreographers. Their performances for over five decades globally have gained them a reputation for perfection of technique. Raja and Radha Reddy are responsible for putting Kuchipudi Indian classical dance on the cultural map of the world.
When: August 30 – September 1 (7 pm)
Where: Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg
What: In an attempt to showcase contemporary art and artists, Art Alive Gallery has put together a series ‘Contemporary Idioms’ that focuses on the young talent emerging out of contemporary art scene in India. The first edition ‘What is Contemporary…’ looks at three artists who strive to present works that showcase the shifting landscape of contemporary art. Exhibiting at a major platform for the first time, their works define the cusp of the contemporary, with regard to aesthetic, conceptual and political concerns. Divya Singh, Purvai Rai and Suman Chandra have been instrumenting media and material in non-traditional ways towards conceptual ends. From a diverse range of concerns including socio-political, spiritual and personal preoccupations, these artists provide a glimpse into what is contemporary in Indian art today.
When: August 22 – September 15 (11 am – 7 pm onwards)
Where: Art Alive Gallery, Panchsheel Park