David Trattles’ ‘Out There’
Till 23 January
If you are interested in photography, you would love David Trattles’ candid shots and rare footage. A Canadian photographer, Trattles records the story of marginalized groups through his photo-essays. The exhibition, titled ‘Out There’, captures the unconventional lives of rural Canadians. 11am-6pm. Tasveer, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross (2212-8358).
Till 26 January
Painter G. Subramanian is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media creations titled ‘Subra 2008’ at the Kynkyny Art Gallery. The exhibits draw their inspiration from Indian mythology and the innocence of a child. The images come alive through the collage medium, layered with acrylic paint and ink washes in brilliant hues, thereby emerging as mixed-media works. 10am-7pm. Kynkyny Art Gallery, 33/200, NS Iyengar Street, Nehru Nagar, Kumarapark (3291-4700/2344-9570).
Harun Farocki—Philosopher of Images
18-19 January, 31 January, 1-2 February
Harun Farocki, an acclaimed German film-maker, media theorist and artist, is known for his visual essays that critically analyse war, science, technology and mass culture. His works have always been very popular among film-makers, video and multi-media installation artists. Above all, his work is relevant for literary and film theorists and cultural critics. Though his films are didactic and modernist, they are not overtly political. Some of his films that would be screened include ‘Inextinguishable Fire’ (‘Nicht Olschbares Feuer’), ‘As We Can See Here’ (‘Wie man sieht’), ‘Prison Pictures’ (‘Gefangnisbilder’), ‘Nothing Ventured’ (‘Nicht ohne Risiko’), ‘Videogram of a Revolution’ (‘Videogramme einer Revolution’), ‘War at?a?Distance’?(‘Erkennen?und?Verfolgen’), ‘Pictures of the Woled and Inscriptions of War’ (‘Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges’), ‘Still Life’ (‘Stilleben’) and ‘Workers Leaving the Factory’ (‘Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik’). 6.30pm. 18 January, 31 January and 1 February (6 pm on 19 January). Max Mueller Bhavan, 716, CMH Road, Indiranagar I Stage.
Ranga Shankara Festival
Ranga Shankara, as part of its festival, has lined up an interesting list of plays for all theatre aficionados. If you are interested in vernacular theatre, take some time off to watch ‘Holi’ (24-25 January). Written by Mahesh Elkunchwar and translated by Hema Pattanashetty, this Kannada play is directed by Chetan Datar. The play deals with a number of issues, including homosexuality. 7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd phase. Next to Post Office. (9886642926).
On 26 and 27 January, Ranga Shankara will stage Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Kannada. The play is directed by Vikram Kapadia. 7.30pm. Same venue (9845433336).
Compiled by Kavitha Srinivasa