Events of the week

Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre

Antique art

What: Lithographs, portraits, maps, watercolours, depicting the history of India from the late 1600s. There has been a lot of hype about the Indian Art which was taken overseas. India Habitat Centre presents, ‘Art of Hindustan Through The Ages’ by curator and collector Nikhil Gupta. The current government is doing a lot to bring back ancient art. Gupta,  is contributing his bit to the ghar wapasi of Indian Antique Art. The Mughal Artists became redundant in the British Era he says, and they started painting street scenes, bearers, sepoys etc which the British Colonists would take back as souvenirs. This art is now finding its way back into the market as the descendants don’t have a taste for the ‘Indian Art”.

When: December 1 – 4

Where: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre

 

Sculptural expressions

 

What: Palette Art Gallery presents ‘18 Dimensions’ – a show dedicated to sculptures underlining the important works by 18 contemporary artists, who have made a significant impact on the Indian and Global art landscape. The show reflects on a large number of materials and methods from casting to the modes of assemblage as well as minimalism, conceptualism making visible the process of making in most of the works. Featuring over 18 artists, the intention is to present a range and variety of sculptural expressions and encourage viewer participation and physical engagement with artworks once again, as the city opens up to mobility from the studios of Arunkumar HG, Ashiesh Shah, Gigi Scaria, G R Iranna, L N Tallur, Narayan Biswas, Mrinalini Mukherjee among others, the exhibition studies their involvement with the influences probing the limits and possibilities inherent in a sculpture’s inescapable three-dimensional physicality.

When: November 28 – December 6

Where: Bikaner House

 

Vibrant hues

pottery, gifts, India Delhi. Kala Sangam

What: Delhi Blue Pottery Trust presents eight ceramic artists in an exhibition of bowls and platters. The artists who are exhibiting their work have endeavoured to create pottery for everyday use in beautiful colours and glazes. They have each used a different technique to produce these decorative bowls and platters, like a textured surface or painted pattern, or simply dipped in a single colour glaze. They are utilitarian, decorative and beautiful to behold, and will make excellent gifts for friends and family during this festive season.

 

When:  December 2 -10 (11:30am – 7pm)

Where: Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam

 

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