What: Prameya Art Foundation (PRAF) presents the works of Bheeshma Sharma in an online exhibition titled ‘Horizon and Beyond’ under its PRAF Discover series. This series attempts to support young emerging artists. Sharma’s practice has consistently maintained interest in human-made and industrial disasters from World War II onwards. Growing up, he was surrounded by material remnants such as hollow bombshells from the bombing of Imphal by Japanese forces during World War II, following his family’s migration from Rajasthan to Manipur. During the pandemic-related lockdown in 2021, Sharma travelled to the village of Umrah in Varanasi with his grandfather and spent several weeks there. This experience led to his latest body of work. He digitally manipulated and enhanced his photographs of the village landscape to highlight the effects of climate change, overproduction and deforestation.
Where: Website of PRAF
What: India Habitat Centre presents IHC CONTINUUM – a series showcasing the work of torch bearers of our performing arts. The aim is to showcase the next generation carrying forward the legacy with their passion and talent. This week it features Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel who belongs to a family of eminent Bharatanatyam dancers. She has undergone rigorous training in her own home, Ganesa Natyalaya, under the able tutelage of her grandmother Padmashree Guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan and her mother Guru Rama Vaidyanathan. As avid a choreographer as she is a dancer, Dakshina has not only choreographed several Bharatanatyam pieces within the Maargam format but has also conceived and directed group productions.
Where: Website of India Habitat Centre
What: Recipient of the Oscars for Best Cinematography, black-and-white, Academy Awards 1945, India International Centre presents Laura. In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura’s arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman.
What: 16 August – 22 August
Where: Website of India International Centre