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Artistic Explorations
Published: Volume 17, Issue 10, October, 2009

Verve tells you where to find collages, dance routines, interactive fairs and ideograms

Thereís a new animated art consciousness in Sovan Kumarís paintings Ė where the vehicles are symbolic characters of life and drawn-out existences. Rites of Passage is on until October 20 at Gallery Art Konsult (23 Haus Khas Village, New Delhi).

Fair Ground: With direct interaction between buyers and artists, the third All-India Art Fair also opens up the doors to custom-made artwork; including Tribal art, Ceramics, Studio pottery, Art on Fabric. October 9 and 10 at the Sai International Center Auditorium (Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi).

Kochi-based painter Sosa Joseph showcases large-format watercolours and small-format oil on canvas from October 6 until November 12 at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke (2 Sunny House, 16/18 Mereweather Road, Colaba, Mumbai; Tel: 022-22023030).

It picks on shadows and the thin layer of skin that separates one from everything around. Flitting between the unseen and the covertly visible, Bangalore-based A. Balasubramaniamís solo show (In) Between runs through the month at Talwar Gallery (C-84 Neeti Bagh, New Delhi; Tel: 011-4605 0307).

Itís not blood, itís red-coloured water, but it is an act of cleaning out violence. Catch Monali Meherís three-hour performance In Determination, at Gallery Maskara (3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba, Mumbai; Tel: 022-22023056) on October 10.

Delhi-based artist Tanmoy Samantaís paintings depict simple images of everyday life that act as ideograms. His solo show Eye of the Needle runs from October 9 to November 7 at Gallery Espace (Level 0-1, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi).

ĎProcess-oriented artistí Shilpa Suchak explores interpersonal relationships, based on her personal life, in Untitled Experiences, combining different mediums and creating collages around a photograph. The show runs from October 10 to 24 at Tradition Art (Sanjay Plaza, A. B. Nair Road, Juhu, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai; Tel: 022-26200691).

Indian classical dance takes a step forward in front of the Purana Qila, Delhi with Seherís annual Ananya Dance Festival. In the evening, from October 3 to 7, you can catch maestros performing Odissi (Madhavi Mudgal), Mohiniyattam (Gopika Varma), Kathak (Monisa and Moumala Nayak), avant-garde contemporary fusion (Astad Deboo) and Bharatanatyam (Rema Shrikant).

A tale of illuminated windows is what artist Tarun Jung Rawat, is depicting in his exhibit Tales, Tails and Tricky T Trails on view at Bombay Art Gallery (Ruia House, 19, Mount Pleasant Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai) until October 13.

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