Tribute to migrants
What: Paying an ode to migrants and their footprints that lie scattered across the world, here is an audio visual exhibition titled, ‘Kaalpadukal: Songs of the diaspora’. Curated by Shafeena Yusuff Ali, it’s a digital exploration of the modern-day migrant, as told through the strokes of 16 gifted digital artists from South India. Designed as an experiential audio-visual treat on the platform the exhibition is as much a tribute as a reflection of the emotions shaping the world’s migrant community. Through this exhibition, the curator Shafeena Yusuf Ali is truly hopeful that it will serve the larger purpose of art as a bearer of human sacrifice, love, pain, happiness, and ambition, on one large digital canvas. Kaalpaadukal is the mystic idea of the footprints one leaves behind in the places they make their own, and this exhibition is my attempt to bring together the emotions and memories that a migrant leaves behind – many that are blown away with the wind, and many more that are set in stone and concrete.
Where: Website of Kaalpaadukal
What: U.S. Embassy, USIEF, and Ojas Art present “Reciprocation” – an experiential art exhibition by American Fulbright Artists and their India Connections. The exhibition curated by Kathryn Myers will bring to the fore, a unique collaboration between ten American Artists (recipients of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships) and an equal number of Indian artists. The artworks spread across mediums from paintings on canvases to photographs depicting the art sensibilities of the two countries. Together, these artists will come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program.
When: November 12 – December 8
Where: Ojas Art Gallery
Works on nature
What: Vadehra Art Gallery presents an exhibition by A Ramachandran titled ‘Subaltern Nayika and Lotus Pond’. A painter of nature is not only defined by his distinct way of looking but also by his distinct way of transcribing what he sees. It allows an artist like Ramachandran to engage with a motif like the lotus pond (or for that matter Cezanne with Mont Sainte-Victoire or Monet with his lily pond) year after year, decade after decade. It also makes both experience and language inexhaustible, both for the artist and his viewers. And like Cezanne’s mountain views and Monet’s water lilies, Ramachandran’s Lotus Ponds also do not preach, or teach, but invite us to engage deeply, to see, and to acknowledge.
When: November 13 – 30
Where: Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam