Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Mughals, My Bed of Roses, Art InSight Lectures and more..


Art InSight Lecture Series

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, presents the latest installation in the Art InSight series of lectures. This time, personalities of the German theatre and film world, Max Schumacher and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, will deliver talks on "Post-documentary theatre - how deliberate confusion will sharpen the audience's perception of a theatrical performance" and "Re-inventing cinema: Contemporary arts and curatorial practices".
After presenting the concept of Forum Expanded, Stefanie will address/comment on the entries she has received and respond to questions.

The lecture will take place on 2nd December 2013.

The Mughals
( Work on display)
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA), New Delhi, presents an exhibition which showcases the British Library's extensive collection of illustrated manuscripts and paintings that were commissioned by Mughal emperors and other officials and depict the splendour and vibrant colour of Mughal life. 

The artworks cover a variety of subject matter, from scenes of courtly life including lively hunting parties and formal portraits of emperors to illustrations of works of literature.

The show is on till 31st December 2013.

My Bed of Roses

Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad presents a solo show of recent works by artist Balbir Krishan. The show titled, ‘My Bed Of Roses’ displays the works done by the artist since 2010.

The works portray the conflicts of an urban living and the complexities of dreams and aspirations colliding with reality and their outcomes. The show will be inaugurated by Ganesh Nallari and is supported by Shreedev Chowdhary and Swathi Sanghi.

The show commences on 30th November 2013.

Art & Reality

Artists Centre, Mumbai presents a group show of art works by three upcoming and talented artists. The show titled ‘Art & Reality’ has on display paintings and sculptural works.  

The paintings are figurative and realistic in style with a few bordering on landscapes made in pencil and charcoal. Some of the works have been rendered in acrylics on canvas.
The participating artists are Manchak B Kale, Harshal R Kumbhar, Yuvraj S Patil.

The show is on from the 25th November to 1st December 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Rural life comes alive
(Artwork by Ramesh Terdal)
Ramesh and Raju Terdal give voice to village folk and situations
A boy looks lovingly at a deer, which appears to be smiling back at him. There’s a canvas of a reclining cow; only, it has the face of a woman. “I want women to be venerated,” says Ramesh Terdal. The innocence in the faces of the humans and the animals in his paintings takes you back to simpler times.
Village life forms the base of Ramesh’s oil paintings, 20 of which are on display at Art Houz, a newly-opened art gallery at Jenney’s Residency on Avanashi Road. “I hail from a village in Karnataka. I have always been fascinated by the innocence of children and people in villages,” says Ramesh.
(Visitors at the show)
His ‘Yellow’ series showcases raw emotions on the faces of village folk, while also touching upon spirituality. ‘Touch You’ shows a man, one hand in a meditative pose and the other trying to touch something. “He is aware, yet detached.” ‘True Living’ has three fish of varying sizes in the same direction. It is a sign of their unity.
Ramesh’s brother Raju has brought in six of his works. Peace and harmony are his themes. His acrylic on canvas paintings show figures drawn in a simple style. ‘Girl With Bird’ depicts a girl with a little bird perched on the top of her finger, seemingly conversing with it. In another work, saint Kabir meditates with a bird perched atop his shoulder. ‘The Family’ shows a man playing a flute while the woman gently touches him, their eyes and posture reflecting their relationship.
( Sant Kabir by Raju Terdal)
The paintings, ranging in price from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 30,000, will be on display till November 25 2013.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details call 0422-4335777.

( Report by Vaibhav Shastry, Photos by M Periasamy for The Hindu)

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