Showcase

1 March 2014

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s latest show is a collection of works curated by Roobina Karode which reflects upon contemporary political and social crises through the works of socially engaged artists such as Idris Khan, Vivan Sundaram and NN Rimzon. The eclectic exhibition aims to challenge visitors’ understanding of oppression, violence, historical identity and cultural memory.

Is It What You Think? 30 January 2014 to 30 September 2014, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145 DLF South Court Mall, Saket, Delhi. For more information, visit www.knma.in.

1 March 2014

Bangalore’s Gallery-g presents its eleventh anniversary show, a collection of painting and sculpture. The nine-day show explores three regions through the work of three artists: Kandi Narasimalu from Andhra Pradesh, Priti Singh from Maharashtra, and Leo Pasquale (South Asia). The event aims to highlight a new generation of artists dealing with classic themes like village life and the gods, as well as more contemporary explorations of socio-political realities in the subcontinent.

2D3D,22 February to 2 March, Gallery-g, 38, Maine Sadan, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road, Bangalore. For more information, visit www.gallerygbangalore.com.

1 March 2014

Held annually since its inception in 2008, the Rang Electronic Music Festival is a daylong event that blends the colours and excitement of Holi with dancing and electronic music. Organised by Eventwala, Rang will feature ten hours of music, headlined by the DJMad Maxx.

Rang Electronic Music Festival,17 March, location to be announced. For more information, visit www.eventwala.com.

1 March 2014

Canadian house producer and performer Deadmau5 has received critical acclaim across the globe for his Grammy-nominated music. He travels to India for three shows this March, beginning in Mumbai before travelling to Bangalore and Delhi. This will be the artist’s first visit to India.

Deadmau5,14 March in Mumbai, 15 March in Bangalore, and 16 March in Delhi, locations to  be determined. For more information, visit www.deadmau5.com.

1 March 2014

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, a play by Iranian multidisciplinary dramatist Nassim Soleimanpour, has been travelling the world even as the Iranian government’s refusal to allow Soleimanpour to leave the country means its creator cannot. Winner of a number of international accolades, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit involves no rehearsals, no director and no set, and is read for the first time by a different actor at every performance. It deals with a youth’s experience in modern-dayTehran.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,5 March to 9 March, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bangalore. For more information, visit www.jagrititheatre.com.

1 March 2014

The Arties Festival, a collaboration between the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) and the acclaimed cellist Gauthier Herrmann, has taken place biennially since 2008. Herrmann remains at the helm of the two-day festival this year, and will bring together a variety of international acts, all equally passionate about chamber music.

Arties Festival, 19 March and 20 March, NCPA Experimental Theatre, NCPA Marg, Mumbai. For more information, visit www.ncpamumbai.com.

1 March 2014

Named in honour of Vikram Sarabhai, co-founder of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, the InterArt festival is a three-day showcase of mixed-media dance and theatre. Featuring three separate performances (LDR, Unearthed and The Dammed), the festival will feature some of India’s most innovative performers, including the acclaimed dancer Mallika Sarabhai in both Unearthed and The Damned.

Vikram Sarabhai InterArt Festival, 10 to 12 March, Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House Chowk, Delhi. For more information, visit www.darpanavasfest.blogspot.in.

1 March 2014

The debut show of former set designer Pallav Chander will open for a week at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi before moving to Passage Art at Khan Market. The exhibition features 35 pieces, including oil-on-canvas, acrylic-on-canvas, and paper works, almost all of which are autobiographical and concern Chander’s struggles with dyslexia and social anxiety.

Decoding a Dyslexic Mind,1 to 6 March, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, and 7 to 31 March, Passage Art, 66 Khan Market, Delhi. For more information, visit www.indiahabitat.org.

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1 February 2014

Bringing together artists, critics, intellectuals and enthusiasts, INSERT2014 aims to spark dialogue about Delhi’s cultural infrastructure. The festival will exhibit the work of 20 artists including Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mai-Thu Perret, Kendell Geers, Ivana Franke, Gauri Gill and Eyal Weizman, and will present various lectures, symposiums, performances and workshops at venues across the city. It is produced by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, with support from the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the Swiss arts organisation Pro Helvetia.

INSERT2014,31 January to 28 February, at various venues across Delhi.  For more  information, visit www.insert2014.in.

1 February 2014

Launched in 2009, the Jaipur International Film Festival aims to promote young talent and provide a forum for filmmakers, critics and enthusiasts. Last year, the festival received 1,397 entries from 90 countries, and organisers expect even more submissions this year. Prizes will be awarded to international films in categories such as short fiction, documentary and animation, along with awards specifically for films from Rajasthan.

Jaipur International Film Festival, 1 to 5 February, at various movie theatres in Jaipur. For more information, visit www.jiffindia.org.

1 February 2014

Over the last 41 years, the New Delhi World Book Fair has become a staple of the Indian literary calendar and has grown to attract major publishers from across the world. Hosted at Pragati Maidan by the National Book Trust, India, the fair will feature literary and publishing conferences, a new session to facilitate business between publishers, and a forum for discussing intellectual life in South Asia. This year’s honorary guest country will be Poland, in the hope of facilitating literary exchange between the two countries.

New Delhi World Book Fair, 15 to 23 February, Pragati Maidan,  Mathura Road, Delhi. For more information, visitwww.newdelhiworldbookfair.gov.in.

1 February 2014

Presented by the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), the Symphony Orchestra of India’s new season will launch this February. The opening concert will feature Swiss conductor Mischa Damev, and will include a performance by British pianist Barry Douglas. Subsequent shows will bring equally exciting talent from around the world to various theatres at the NCPA.

SOI: February 2014, six events from 10 to 26 February, at multiple theatres at the National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai. For more information, visit  www.soimumbai.com.

1 February 2014

In its sixth year, this festival selects queer films from around the world and presents them alongside paintings, photography and performance art. Organised by Good As You, the festival will award prizes in various categories.

Bangalore Queer Film Festival, 28 February to 2 March, Alliance Française Bangalore, 21 Palace Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore.
For more information, visit www.blrqueerfilmfest.com.

1 February 2014

Showcasing handlooms and handicrafts from diverse traditions from across India and other SAARC countries, the Surajkund International Crafts Mela brings together crafts-sellers, enthusiasts, folk dancers and musicians. Organised by the Haryana Tourism Department, this year’s partner nation is Sri Lanka, and the theme state is Goa.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela, 1 to 15 February, Surajkund Mela Fair Grounds, Faridabad, Haryana.
For more information, visit www.haryanatourism.gov.in.

1 February 2014

On the beaches of Konark, Odisha, surfers, musicians, artists and adventurers from around the world will congregate for a three-day multi-platform festival celebrating surfing, yoga, music, and art. Now in its third instalment, the programme will feature demonstrations by advanced surfers, workshops for beginner surfers, art installations, and musical performances from DJ 120 dub, Christian Patey (Rev Sunday), Work in Progress (WIP), GAB-FTP Krew and others.

India Surf Festival, 14 to 16 February, Ramachandri Beach, near Puri-Konark Marine Drive, Konark.
For more information, visit
www.indiasurffestival.org.