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First Published: Fri, Sep 28 2007. 12 36 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Sep 28 2007. 12 36 AM IST
NEW DELHI
Art
Chemical Smuggle
Until 29 September
New works by sculptor Sumedh Rajendran, who works with a variety of media to create three-dimensional figures and shapes. This show of large installation works and sculpture is a preview for Rajendran’s upcoming London exhibition in October. 11am-7pm (Mon-Sat ). Vadehra Art Gallery, D-178, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase I (6547-4005). Free.
Brown Nation
29 September-2 October
An exposition of artworks produced by a group of young artists working in linked studio spaces with materials as varied as wood and silicone, salt and video. New media artist and architect Vishal K. Dar’s design studio spearheads this effort under the name “Architectu[Re]public” or ARK. Daily 10am-8pm (Sat-Tue). Experimental Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (4366-2026). Free.
An Anthropomorphic Angle
From 3 October
The Mint gallery opens up this fortnight in Defence Colony, with an almost grotesque show by a young new artist, Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi. Eschewing a big bang opening with a group show of masters, Manan Malhotra inaugurates his gallery with this younger artist’s first solo show. This seems to be in keeping with the gallery’s planned focus: a lot of new faces that haven’t been seen before. 11am-7pm (Mon-Sat). The Mint, E-3 West Wing, Defence Colony (2433-4494). Free.
Music
Monique Copper
28 September
Dutch pianist Copper pays tribute to her country in a recital titled ‘Water’ that combines elements of poetry and theatre, besides music. The programme includes the music of Debussy, Chopin, Eldering, Bartok and Maurice Ravel. This programme is presented in collaboration with the Delhi Music Society. 6.30pm. India International Centre Auditorium, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (2461-9431). Free.
Theatre
Electronic City
29 -30 September
Falk Richter’s ‘Electronic City’ is a fairytale for media-times. The story unfolds in an electronic metropolis—a gadget-ridden and gadget-dependent world, with people disintegrating under the pressures of digitalized communication. The play tracks two people who suffer a nervous breakdown, thereby commenting about the pressures of urban living, the overload of information and of technology replacing humanity. Duration: 1 hour 15 mins; 6.30pm (Sat-Sun). Max Mueller Bhavan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg (2332-9506). Passes available at
the venue.
The Portrait of the Mahatma
2 October
Antarjyoti presents a contemporary play about how the image of the Mahatma is conveniently used for selfish purposes. 5pm; duration: 1 hour 35 mins. Little Theatre Group Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, next to Kamani Auditorium (2338-9713). For invites, contact Yasin Khan (98110-77227).
Film
Spain in Short
3-4 October
The Embassy of Spain Cultural Centre is organizing a three-day festival of short films from Spain. While the first day features a general overview of short films in Spain, there will be a focus on short films from the Basque country on the second evening. 6.30pm (Wed-Thur). India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (2462-4044). Free.
MUMBAI
Art
The One Rupee Entrepreneur
Ongoing
Ex-‘Time Out’ Mumbai photo editor Chirodeep Chaudhuri shows a collection of vibrantly-coloured photographs of one-rupee phones all over the city. The photographs document playfully the way Indians will use every square inch of space available to them to increase revenue. All the while, they show an Indian aesthetic that remains vehemently non-geometric, where straight lines and “finish” are only meant for engineers. 11am-6.30pm (Mon-Sat). BMP Building, NA Sawant Marg, near Colaba Fire Station, Colaba (2281-0066).
What Wears Me
Ongoing
The eight photographers in What Wears Me are Fawzan Hussain, Zubin Shroff, Sunil Gupta, Prabuddha Dasgupta, Pat, Shilpa Chavan, Shahid Datawala and Shilpa Gupta. Their photographs explore the relationship between clothes and the clothed. The selected photographers have distinct visual style, which gives the group show dynamism. 11am-7pm (Mon-Sat). 01/18 First Floor, Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba (6521-5105).
Embodied
1 October
A group show of works that explore the human body. Artists include Jehangir Jani, Sunil Padwal, Farhad Hussain and others. Sonatina Menders’ blurry paintings are quite beautiful and contrast sharply with the morbid delicacy of Jehangir Jani’s drawings. 11am-7pm (Mon-Sat). Art & Soul Gallery, 1 Madhuli, Dr Annie Besant Road, Shivsagar Estate, Worli (3253-6266).
Music
Niladri Kumar and Rajan and Sajan Mishra
29 September
Jaipur Gems Charitable Trust hosts a concert by two of Hindustani classical music’s most popular artists, sitar player Niladri Kumar and the singing duo of siblings Rajan and Sajan Mishra, considered the foremost exponents of the Banaras gharana of ‘khayal’. 7pm. Ravindra Natya Mandir. Free. For passes (2361-9510) or (2363-4378).
Kalapini Komkali
2 October
Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with this concert of ‘nirgun’ bhajans by Kabir, Gorakhnath and Machhindranath that were set to music by Komkali’s father, legendary vocalist Kumar Gandharva.
6.30pm. Tata Theatre, NCPA. Free.
Theatre
The Vagina Monologues
30 September
It might not entice you to hold a mirror to your vagina, but it does encourage you to bellow the words “vagina” and “cunt”. That’s one of the reasons we adore Eve Ensler’s feminist manifesto. The other reason is that the performances still sparkle, even after 150 shows. 7.15pm & 8.45pm. Deshpande Hall, Ravindra Natya Mandir. Tickets Rs250.
Out & about
Peace Mela
2 October
Citizens for Peace will celebrate the Mahatma’s birthday with a Peace Mela—an evening dedicated to creative expressions of striving for peace through song, poetry, drama films and more. The agenda at the Asiatic Library steps and Horniman Circle includes performances by Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Indian Ocean, Javed Akhtar, Vivienne Pocha, Merlin D’Souza, Imaad Shah and Daksha Seth’s dance troupe featuring Isha Sharvani. 10am onwards. Asiatic Library steps and Horniman Circle. Fort. Free.
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