What: India International Centre presents an exclusive online exhibition on extraordinary Polish women. Titled ‘ Outstanding Polish Women’ the works on display aim to celebrate the life and achievements of notable Polish women from Marie Skłodowska-Curie to mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz, Irena Sandler, a heroine who saved Jewish children from the ghetto in German occupied Warsaw during World War II; to the leading Polish Suffragettes; and Nobel laureate, Olga Tokarczuk.
When: August 25 – September 5
Where: Website of India International Centre
What: Vadehra Art Gallery is set to present a group exhibition titled The (Pro)found Object featuring artists Biraaj Dodiya, Moonis Ahmad Shah, Shailesh BR and Youdhisthir Maharjan. From the orientations they take up or make up in our worlds, found objects – or what the French often refer to as objects trouvé – come into possession of intrinsic contexts and posit themselves with linguistic values, much like artworks themselves. The exhibition celebrates an artist’s reverent curiosity for curios through the recent works and practices of four exciting contemporary artists. These artists engage with a speckled roster of found objects from published books and appropriated telegrams to personal relics and everyday objects, illustrating a sensory intellectualism necessary for transfiguring dispositions of identity into interactive archives of persons, time and place yielded through collective access.
What: August 25 – September 24
Where: Vadehra Art Gallery
Dialogue on dialect
What: Ishara Art Foundation partners with Colomboscope to present a four-part virtual programme titled ‘Reading in Tongues’. This is a part of the Colomboscope festival’s seventh edition Language is Migrant, curated by Natasha Ginwala and Anushka Rajendran. ‘Reading in Tongues’ is a reading room initiative as a time-space for assembling acts of reading, storytelling, performed and sonic narratives, drawing from Gloria Anzaldua’s ‘Letter to Third World Women Writers’ (1979). Artists’ publications including zines, poetry and journals will be introduced and activated by a cycle of programming, as well as on-site/online radio transmission, literary projects and performances. The initiative is envisioned as a convivial junction where estranged dialects, invented language, sonic vibrations are embraced by engaged listening, and performative reading.
What: August 7 – August 28
Where: Website of Ishara Art Foundation