Events of the week

Contemporary culture

What: Gallery Latitude 28 presents ‘Phantasmagoria’ featuring works by Dileep Sharma, Farhad Husain, George Martin and Pratul Dash. The exhibition grapples with the construction and deconstruction of thought/ memories conditioned by contemporary culture. It brings together artists who problematize the concept of realism as well as reality, especially in an age which is a frenzy of simulations. Taking from pop culture, while blurring the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, the artist’s form bricolages of mental landscapes. ‘Parody’ and ‘Pastiche’ are blended to form a post postmodern critique of the capitalist aesthetic and consumerism. The painterly surface becomes the door to the phantasmatic terrains mapped through the process of giving dimensions to intangible ideas.

When: October 27 – November 15 (11am -7pm)

Where: Latitude 28, Lado Sarai


Best of Fellini

What: India Habitat Centre presents a retrospective of Federico Fellini in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura. One of Italy’s most celebrated film makers, he developed his own distinctive methods that superimposed dreamlike or hallucinatory imagery upon ordinary situations. He added vastly to the vocabulary of cinema and pioneered a personal style of filmmaking now integral to its practice. Murtaza Ali Khan, Film and TV critic will introduce the Fellini Retrospective and elaborate on the importance of his films in India. The festival is screening I Vitelloni, IL Bidone, La dolce vita, Fellini Satyricon to name a few. 

When: October 27 – 31

Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre


Personal touch

What: With Shrine Empire’s latest show, ‘Keeping Score’, artist Neerja Kothari revisits the fundamental aspects of her artistic practice — the inadequacy of the empirical, or the absurdity of scientific certainty easily countered by metaphysics the glaring gaps it presents— with new bodies of work. ‘Score’ takes on the twin meaning of a musical score, an homage to the extent to which music has helped her with pain management, and also the meticulous count that she keeps of every muscle movement during laborious physiotherapy — at first to salvage the function of her muscles and later, to regain and maintain it. The irony of relying on empirical logic to relearn whimsical, intuitive movements of the body that most of us take for granted with relative effectiveness, as experienced by the artist, forms the crux of her practice.

When: October 28 

Where: Shrine Empire, Defence Colony


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