Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Sep 6, 2019

Turning pages

What: Imagining books as a self directory or an index library, artist Samit Das examines the world of artist’s books and art books. His works are on display at the exhibition ‘Index of Untold Stories’. He deconstructs books as physical forms. The dots, pixels and lines on paper that come together creating stories. The role of cover pages to contain and hold within a pre-set space, ideas and content that goes beyond the pages; and the bindings that holds books to together. The exhibits include old and limited edition books along with unique editions of artist’s books, journals and catalogues. It is an index library for one can step into a new world of visuals and textual matters.

When: September 4- 10 (11am – 7pm)

Where: India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg

Tale of two

What: Two lives in one body,is the story of conjoined twins who are surgically separated in a manner intended to favour the boy. The girl is born disabled and is eventually unable to survive. Her twin Chandan is racked with guilt and leaves the country. A powerful story about disability, betrayal and love. Divya Arora, India’s first wheelchair- bound actor with cerebral palsy, will essay the role of the physically challenged Tara in this play.

When: September 7 – 8 (7:30pm)

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

City life 

What: In the wake of globalisation, rapid technological and intellectual developments, practical infrastructure and profuse assimilation of gadgets into day to day life, all urban cities have been neutralised to a common form and façade. Artist V Ramakrishna brings forth the tapestry of a modern city woven together with small geometrical structures and crisscrossing lines which completely fit into one another like fragments of a jigsaw puzzle. The ‘line’ is continuous and prominently inspired by Indian traditional/ miniature paintings. Aptly titled ‘Urban Dwellings’, this exhibition is marked with a palette rich in vibrant hues that enlighten and enliven the cityscapes. Fragmented series of patterns of rectangular forms divide the space into innumerable sections that are closely rendered and grant a textural quality and intrinsic stirring to the space. A horizontal band which resembles balconies in high rise apartments gets mentioned along with a trail of residents. Occasionally, a vertical running series of staircase divides the composition and the intricately segmented sections are adorned with small portraits and other elements.

When: September 4 (6:30 pm onwards)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg