Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Sep 20, 2019

Metallic moulds

What: Bringing together 23 of the best known and most original voices from India and the subcontinent, Palette Art Gallery has put up a group exhibition titled ‘Burnish /Tarnish’. With metal as the focus of the show, the featured artists explore metal as the material and subject, using a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, photography, video and installation. They employ the entire gamut of commonly used metallic elements and alloys, including gold, silver, copper, bronze, iron and steel. The exhibition will feature artists Anant Joshi, Atul Dodiya, Bharti Kher, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Vibha Galhotra, Zarina Hashmi, to name a few.

When: September 19 – October 19

Where: Palette Art Gallery, 14 Golf Links

Partition and Pakistan

What:  Using comedy as a device to narrate a tragedy, Pakistan aur Alzheimer’s is Pierrot Troupe’s unique play about India’s division in 1947. Written and directed by M Sayeed Alam, this Hindi-Urdu comedy is a noted production about the unforgettable Partition from the viewpoint of a forgetful patient. The play has been hailed as a poignant solo performance by 45-year-old Saleem Shah portraying a 90-year-old man.

When: September 21-22 (7pm)

Where: Alliance Francaise, Lodhi Road

Free flow

What: Artist Laxmi Gupta’s lines flow with spontaneous ease, superimposed on bodies of mellifluous colour. Her series ‘Rumination of an Unfettered Mind’ displays a sense of abandon with no signs of premeditation. The hues oftentimes bright and at other times muted, blending with sophistry and finesse, exhibit the artist’s mastery over both line and colour. The work is all the more enchanting, as the medium is ink and water. One can liken Gupta’s fluid artwork with the act of tossing a pebble in a pond, it’s ripples and patterns, which are otherwise momentary, captured on paper, allow the viewer a sojourn into the artist’s mind. The artist describes her ‘Rumination’ as “a mixed medley of thoughts, emotions, questions and musings – a deep and personal quest which begins and ends within.”

When: September 13 – 22 (11 am – 8 pm)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg