Events of the week
What: Marking International Women’s Day, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, India Chapter is back with its 17th edition of the Asian Women’s Film Festival – a collection of 33 films from 10 countries, directed by women filmmakers from Asia and of Asian origin. Films from India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Malaysia, United States, Finland, Belgium and Iran will be screened. This year, the experiences of living through the pandemic have shaped the underlying thread of uncertainty that runs through the voices and practices that the festival presents. Apart from film screenings, the festival includes conversations around the films and two Masterclasses which focus on questions of craft and practice, and how women practitioners respond to challenges in their work. This year, the festival will take place online. Each film will be available for a 48-hour window of free streaming via the festival’s online screening room. Discussions with filmmakers and Masterclasses will be live streamed, and are free and open to all.
When: March 5 – 7
Where: Website of India International Centre
What: The artists and other members of the art community in India and other countries have faced the pandemic and now they are transforming from Covid-19 to a new normal with enthusiasm and energy, creativity and more technical ways. This transformation is shown in the artworks of the participating artists in an exhibition. Arth Art International organizes “Transformation- change is constant” – an exhibition of leading contemporary artists from India. This exhibition featuring the works of eleven Indian contemporary artists, is highly exciting because of the diversity of the artists bound by the unifying themes of their artworks with sheer abundance of styles.
When: March 6 – 15
Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House
What: Nature Morte is back with another online viewing room, titled ‘Within Contradiction’, with a new series of works by Ayesha Singh. Singh’s practice questions the hierarchies of socio-political power that are often associated with architecture and the many histories it can embody—those that are perpetuated and those that are omitted by time, or often design. ‘Within Contradiction’ pursues these conversations through public and private spaces in India’s capital city, New Delhi, where Singh grew up. The works respond to current discourses around the significance of architecture as the evidence of power, authority and change. Singh has spent the last year developing a new series of works that employ the visual vocabulary of familiar symbols, to reflect on the shifts that continuously shape the nation as we know it.
Where: Website of Nature Morte