The Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1) is hosting Indian artists for the first time. The “India-India Project” has seven artists living and working with local artists and audiences from July to September. All the seven artists will demonstrate techniques ranging from “visual-audio performances” to “visual narratives”.
BAR1, Surekha, 10, Abhijit Apartments, 7th cross, Venkatesh Layout, Sanjaynagar, Bangalore (9880336916). By appointment. Till 30 September. (Jaideep Sen)
Did you know there’s a Korean fast-food café in Delhi? It’s called Coco’s and it’s a recent addition to A-Mart, a predominantly Korean supply store that opened last year. The café mostly has burger-and-fries, momos and the like, but also a couple of Korean ramen and stir-fry options. A-Mart itself has everything from dried fish to an entire section for ramen. Canned silkworm pupae, anyone?
9am-9pm. A-1, Mahipalpur Extension, NH8 (26789999). (Sonal Shah)
New York’s Thomas Erben Gallery brings a bit of Chelsea to Colaba, thanks to a real-estate swap with Chatterjee and Lal. The eight artists that the gallery will be showing in Mumbai are Dona Nelson, Chitra Ganesh, Matthias Mueller, Mahbub Shah, Kiran Subbaiah, Haeri Yoo, Yamini Nayar and Krishna Reddy. Most of Erben’s chosen artists use art to engage in dialogues with their cultural heritage.
Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. 01/18, first floor, Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai (56215105). (Deepanjana Pal)
A toy boy is coming to town. If Noddy were to visit India next year, he would be entitled to senior citizen benefits. The little wooden boy created by English author Enid Blyton has been around for 59 years. This fortnight, fans in four Indian cities can see him in a 60-minute musical from Australia. ‘Noddy and the Treasure Map’ premieres in Mumbai on 20 August, before travelling to Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. It is produced by an Australian firm, Millennium Entertainment, and is brought to India by Delhi-based “Just Because It’s Children”. (Bijal Vachharajani)