Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Dec 9, 2019

Structural wonders

What: Detailing seven architectural projects, raised by the structural engineering genius of Mahendra Raj out of his two hundred fifty projects, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents Structuring Form – The Innovative Rigour of Mahendra Raj. The projects like the Hall of Nation in New Delhi, the Akbar Hotel and NCDC Office building in New Delhi, the Hindon River Mills in Ghaziabad, the Municipal Stadium and Tagore Memorial Theatre in Ahmedabad and the Indoor Sports Stadium in Srinagar find special place in this exhibition, alongside chronicling the career of this engineering innovator. The collaborative alliance between the architect and the structural engineer (and teams) often remains understated.

When: November 19 – December 26

Where: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket

Vibrant glazes

What: Regarded as one of Australia’s most significant and accomplished ceramic artists, Delhi Blue Pottery presents Ted Secombe. Titled Alchemy of Porcelain the exhibition will display his works in the city. After almost four decades at his potter’s wheel, Ted says that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began, as his motivation is purely the expression of his ideas and creativity. He has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before. Ted is known for his beautiful and graceful forms and crystalline glazes, that are rich in colour, and delicate in texture and patterning. He is constantly experimenting and developing his glazes, some of which are reminiscent of ancient Chinese glazes.

When: December 15 – 23

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg

Celebrating crafts

What: Presenting the timeless classic and the edgy contemporary on the same platform, InHerit, is a premier festival celebrating heritage craft and contemporary design. Laid out at the lawns of the newly renovated Sunder Nursery Heritage Park, it promises to provide a rare treat to all lovers of fine design and traditional craftsmanship. Produced by Teamwork Arts, in collaboration with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and in association with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in India. This one-of-a-kind festival, encompasses craft, design, fashion, lifestyle and heritage tourism and presents holistically, on one platform, the diversity and depth of India’s heritage and craftsmanship. The two-day festival will showcase timeless classics by Padmashree awardees, vintage textiles, heirloom sarees, edgy, contemporary fashion, innovative home decor and furniture, artisanal craft, heritage vacations off the beaten track.

When: December 7 – 8 (10am – 7pm)

Where: Sunder Nursery, Opposite Humayun’s Tomb