Showcase

1 May 2015

This show will exhibit textiles by a range of designers drawing on India’s rich tradition of handcrafted fabrics. Highlights include a silk-and-gilded-thread cloth presented as a sculpture, a traditional loom redesigned to weave a spiraling durrie, and a series of Indian turban cloths.

Fracture, until 31 May, Devi Art Foundation, Sirpur House, Gurgaon. For more information, call 0124 488-8177.

1 May 2015

Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) is recognised for his unique and striking photographic portraits of plants. These reveal intricate natural forms that, when magnified, resemble architectural structures and echo distinctly modern aesthetic sensibilities. This show will present a selection of Blossfeldt’s work, which supports the photographer’s argument that all forms created by humans have precursors in nature.

Art Forms in Nature, 24 April to 16 May, Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony, Delhi. 
For more information, call 011-4610-3550/51.

1 May 2015

Now in its sixth edition, this is South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, and the only such event in India to be held in mainstream venues. Held across five days, the festival will feature LGBTQ films from all over the world, alongside panel discussions, book readings and interactions with filmmakers.

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival,  27 to 31 May, Liberty Cinema, 41-42  Marine Lines and Alliance Française de Bombay, 40,
New Marine Lines, Mumbai.

For more information, write to info.kashish@gmail.com.

1 May 2015

Hee-Bermiock, a small hamlet in west Sikkim, will host this annual festival, which showcases the indigenous and traditional culture of the state. Locals will offer visitors traditional dishes and brews, among other attractions, and home-stay and camping facilities will be available.

Hee-Bermiock Heritage and Tourism Festival, 10 to 13 May, Hee-Bermiock, Sikkim. For more information,
visit www.sikkimtourism.gov.in.

1 May 2015

Organised by the delegation of the European Union to India and a host of European embassies and cultural institutions, the festival, now in its twentieth year, will present 21 recent and award-winning European films spanning multiple genres. The screenings are free and open to the public.

European Union Film Festival, 8 to 12 May, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
For more information, visit www.ncpamumbai.com.

1 May 2015

This colourful festival, held in the hill station of Mt Abu to mark Budh Poornima every May, will feature performances of folk arts, ceremonial processions, boat races and dazzling fireworks.

Mt Abu Summer Fesitival, 2 to 4 May, Mt Abu, Rajasthan.
For more information, visit www.mountabu.nic.in.

1 May 2015

Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman, a Toronto-based entertainer and YouTube personality, will tour Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderababd and Bengaluru to present her distinct brand of satire.

Superwoman Tour, 21 to 24 May, multiple venues, multiple cities. For more information, visit www.lillysinghtour.com.

1 May 2015

This year’s edition of India’s largest festival of rock ’n’ roll and heavy metal promises to be louder than ever, and will present a selection of premium acts from around the globe.

Bangalore Open Air, 6 June, Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Jayamahal Road, Bengaluru.
For more information, 
visit www.bangaloreopenair.com.

1 May 2015

This year’s edition of India’s largest festival of rock ’n’ roll and heavy metal promises to be louder than ever, and will present a selection of premium acts from around the globe.

Bangalore Open Air, 6 June, Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Jayamahal Road, Bengaluru.
For more information, 
visit www.bangaloreopenair.com.

1 May 2015

Formed and trained by Abhishek Raghuram, a celebrated young singer and musical prodigy, this choir consists of 20 singers under the age of 16. Accompanied by a young musical ensemble, they will present a selection of Carnatic pieces under the direction of Raghuram himself.

Children’s Carnatic Choir, 16 May, 6.30 pm, The Music Academy, 168 TTK Road (near Chola Sheraton), Chennai.
For more information, write to info@bhoomija.org.

1 May 2015

This evening of dance, a tribute to the legendary kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das, will feature performances by students of the Nrityanjali Traditional School of Kathak.

Arpanam, 30 May, 5.30 pm, Satyajit Ray Auditoriom (ICCR), Rabindranath Tagore Centre (ICCR), 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata.
For more information, call 98314-81393.

1 April 2015

The Museum of Sacred Art, Belgium, in association with the Lalit Kala Akademi, will present a multi-dimensional arts project about spiritual and devotional notions in Indian art. Curated by Sushma K Bahl, the exhibition will include about 300 works including paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations representing major spiritual traditions of the world, by over 150 artists. 

Forms of Devotion, until 26 April, Lalit Kala Akademi, 35 Ferozeshah Road, Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, Delhi.
For more information, visit www.formsofdevotion.org.

1 April 2015

This two-day festival, now in its fourth edition, looks to challenge the dominance of male musicians in instrumental music in the subcontinent. It will showcase four female musicians who have mastered, respectively, the violin, sitar, sarod and tabla.

Saz-e-Bahar Festival, 10 and 11 April, 6.30 pm, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai. For more information, visit ncpamumbai.com.

1 April 2015

The convention looks to expand Indian popular culture by creating high-profile gatherings for fans of comics, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys and more.

Comic Con, 3 to 5 April, White Orchid Convention Centre, Manyata Tech Park, Hebbal, Bengaluru. For more information, visit www.comicconbangalore.com.

1 April 2015

This exhibition will present works by the German artist Rosemarie Trockel, and is part of a series of monographic exhibitions featuring the painters Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter. Trockel persistently formulates counter-positions in which she confronts the figure of the male artist-genius with feminine roles and subject matter. Her works connect traditional and new visual media, and feature ink, charcoal, pencil, collages, computer drawings and more.

Exhibition on Rosemarie Trockel, until 30 April, Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, 4 Greams Road, Thousand Lights, Chennai. For more information, call 044-2829-1692.