The Magic of Making
Till 8 March
K.G. Subramanyan is widely recognized as one of India’s major modern artists, an influential teacher and an authority on the folk, tribal and craft traditions of India. He has been in sync with influences and movements in art from various parts of the world but even today carries the content of Santiniketan’s language with him. Subramanyan is among the few artists who have explored the possibilities of Modern Art—as an artist, he is extraordinarily versatile and the exploration of art as language is one of the running themes in his writings. He cherishes the facility to work in diverse media, sizes and techniques. The exhibition, titled ‘The Magic of Making’, amply illustrates the various facets of the artist’s talents, and features his work in acrylic on canvas, charcoal and gouache on paper in different sizes. At Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden. (22292230/ 41207215).
Paintings by Beena Pradhan
Till 8 March
Beena Pradhan’s new work in acrylic and Indian ink presents strong, stunning women absorbed in their uniqueness, and street musicians whose tunes manifest themselves in vibrant movement on canvas. Pradhan, who received the Best Oil Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts, New Delhi, in 2004, has participated in solo as well as group shows across India and abroad. She has experimented with a number of mediums, including watercolour, dry pastel, charcoal, oil and acrylic. At Kynkyny Gallery, 33/200, NS Iyengar Street, Nehrunagar-Kumarapark
Hindustani Raga Sangeet
Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande, son of famous scholar and musicologist Shri Vamanrao Deshpande, will perform Hindustani Raga Sangeet. Satyasheel is one of the foremost students of the legendary Pt Kumar Gandharva. Satyasheel is also a writer, linguist, scholar and musicologist, and has performed extensively in India and abroad. 6.30 pm. At Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre, ‘Nanda Deep’, 15/3, Palace Road (22258091/6597 9732)
Le Bonheur est dans le pre
For French film director Etienne Chatiliez fans, this is one screening they cannot miss. Alliance Francaise Bangalore is presenting the celebrated director’s short film, ‘Le Bonheur est dans le pre’, on 6 March. The film is about Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, who is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees and an impossible wife and daughter. The only thing he loves doing in life is sharing lunch every day with good friend Gerard. Francis’ life, however, takes a radical turn one day when he sees a woman flashing a picture of her husband, who disappeared 28 years ago, on a TV show called ‘Where Are You?’ The rest of the film is about the drama that unfolds in Francis’ life because the woman’s lost husband looked exactly like him. 6 pm. At Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.
(Compiled by Pavitra Jayaraman)