Jogen is in town
What: Tracing the artist’s career from the 1960s when he was a student in Paris, until 2005, Vadehra Art Gallery presents a travelling exhibition of forty select works by Jogen Chowdhury from the collection of the Glenbarra Art Museum, Himeji, Japan. This collection comes to New Delhi after being exhibited in Kolkata and more recently, Mumbai. The Glenbarra Art Museum was established in 1990 to house the extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Indian art built by Masanori Fukuoka over his several visits to India. What had started out as a fairly comprehensive collection gradually distilled itself over the years as he identified his primary areas of interest. The museum’s collection of works by Jogen Chowdhury is one of the most extensive in private hands and offers a unique opportunity of viewing works across several mediums and periods in the artist’s career, ranging from early drawings to detailed works in his signature cross-hatch style as well as the rarer to find canvases.
When: September 4 – October 1 (10 am – 6 pm)
Where: Vadehra Art Gallery, Defence Colony
What: For all the film aficionados, the Embassy of Japan presents the online screening of The People and Their Emperor. The film presents a re-enactment of an ancient ritual where the emperor is believed to dine with Shinto deities. At a time when there are only three heirs to the throne, the film also takes a closer look at what it could mean for the people of Japan and the imperial system.
When: August 31 – September 6
Where: Website of India International Centre
What: Block your dates for Faasle, a musical series featuring the two-brother lead singer team that comes from a direct family line of Qawwali music, spanning over five centuries. Their grandfather Mubarak Ali Khan was an uncle of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and taught Nusrat the art of qawwali vocal music. They themselves studied under the supervision of their father, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan, who died in 1996, and were then tutored by their uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group is made up of two lead singing brothers (Rizwan and Muazzam), five secondary singers leading the choral response with vigorous hand clapping, two harmonium players and a tabla player. They perform in traditional Qawwali style — sitting on the ground rather than on seats — which they believe brings them closer to God. They have given many joint performances at Coke Studio in Pakistan in collaboration with various other fellow musicians.
When: September 5 (8:30 pm)
Where: Online streaming at BookMyShow