Delhi this week: From arts and crafts to music, Delhi has a packed cultural calendar
Entitled ‘Our Line in The Sand’, a group exhibition at Art Centrix Space brings together 40 works including sculptures, installations and paintings by artists Tehmeena Firdos, Pinaki Ranjan Mohanty, Manish Sharma, Tapas Biswas, Nityanand Ojha and Siri Devi Khandavilli, among others. The theme is inspired by the Oxford archeology professor, ‘Malafouris’ Material Engagement Theory’ by Lambros Malafouris, which states that materiality – the world of material things, artifacts and signs – affects the way humans have cognitively evolved. The exhibition runs until May 31.
Dedicated to Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture (SPICMACAY) organizes a series of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music and dance performances. Scheduled for May 29 to June 4, the concerts will be streamed live on YouTube and will include performances by Begum Parveen Sultana, Pt Rajendra Gangwani and Pt Venkatesh Kumar, among others.
Celebrate multiple thoughts
Inspired by American poet Elizabeth Bishop’s famous poem “One Art, A Handful of Dust”, this group exhibition features artists from all generations, including KM Madhusudhanan, NS Harsha, Sudhir Patwardhan, Gigi Scaria, Sujith SN, Susanta Mandal, Pranati Panda, Sachin George Sebastian, Biraaj Dodiya, Chandan Gomes and Priyanka Choudhary. “(It is) a conceptual exhibition that explores the multiplicity of truth through disorientation, speculation and inventiveness in perspective,” reads a concept note. The exhibition runs until June 18 at the Vadehra Art Gallery.
CRAFTOPIA, an art summer camp for children, will be held at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, from May 25 to June 4. The free nine-day summer camp was designed as an immersive experience to help children make unexpected connections with art and introduce them to the world of creativity. Each day of this nine-day program will include an art session or workshop on Navarasas, which translates to “nine rasas,” in which participants create handicrafts representing the nine human emotions.
reflection through music
Watch Susmit Sen, guitarist and co-founder of rock band Indian Ocean, and Hindustani classical singer Sudheer Rikhari perform soulful music at Trialogue Studio in Delhi from 7:30 p.m. on May 28. Tickets for the show are available at bookmyshow.in.
Watch director Mohit Tripathi’s Hindi adaptation of Reginald Rose’s famous play 12 Angry Men on May 28 at the Little Theater Group (LTG) in Delhi at 4 p.m. Performed by Resistance Theater Society, the play explores the story of how 12 jurors sit in a jury trial room after being tasked with deciding the fate of a 19-year-old boy accused of murdering his father with a switch knife. .