Events of the week

Polish touch

What: Organised in collaboration with the Polish Institute, New Delhi, here’s a film festival that presents eight award-winning feature films from Poland. It opens with Off Camera (2019) the recipient of the Best Youth Film Award, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2018 and Distinction for Best Actor and Rising Star awards, Polish Feature Competition. This would be followed by Małgorzata Imielska’s All for My Mother on January 17.  The password for accessing each film will be shared by email one day before the screening. 

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in January 

Where: Website of India International Centre

 

 

Myriad hues

What: Sanchit Art has brought together a group show with renowned artists for the new year. The lead of the show is a portrait of a couple by Anjoile Ela Menon, in her inimitable technique and style. Always re-inventing her oeuvre, Menon has developed an iconography of distance and loss in her later works through her thematic depiction of black crows, empty chairs, windows, and hidden figures. Other highlights are elaborately detailed and unusually vibrant paperwork by K. Laxma Goud. A beautiful pair of Telengana couple in small format by Thota Vaikuntam. Also, a colourful abstract by Sujata Bajaj, exquisite portraits by Suhas Roy and a beautiful nature scape of Manoj Dutta brings a balance between the urban sophistication and rural simplicity of the idiosyncratic styles of varied artists.

When:  1- 31 January (10am – 6pm)

Where: 167, DLF South Court Mall, Saket

 

 

Capturing forests

What: Back with their first exhibition of 2021, Latitude 28 is displaying ‘If A Tree Falls (Somewhere in Northeast India)’ an exhibition of woodcut prints by Chandan Bez Baruah, curated by Waswo. X. Waswo. With photorealistic style, Chandan Bez Baruah’s meticulously crafted woodcut prints are intimate depictions of the forests of his native Assam, where he developed a deep connection with the natural landscape. Chandan’s work seamlessly amalgamates the digital and age-old craftsmanship, the artist translates the photographically captured forest into finely detailed carvings on medium density wood-fibre matrixes in his printing process. Though vistas of the natural landscape, the works deviate from the expected order of traditional pictorial landscape art. Chandan’s stark, mountainous undergrowth exists within ecologies and geographies of history, culture, and contemporary conflict. here is an intimacy to these images, as if the artist has trekked us through the jungle to his most favoured haunts, asking us to stay silent and observe what he treasures and wishes to reveal.

When: 22 January – 1 March

Where: Gallery Latitude 28, F 208, Lado Sarai

 

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