ART & CULTURE |

Source | www.germany-and-india.com

Rebecca Horn: Passage Through Light

Rebecca Horn has been working with various media simultaneously for some time – drawing, sculpture, installation, kinetics, photography, performance, action, video, film, and text. The interlacing of sculpture and film constitutes a main factor in the work of Rebecca Horn. The installations, objects and films tell a story which knows no linear line. It is based on emotionally charged text sequences that are spoken in the film while, at the same time, they accompany the objects of the exhibition as a poetic text. Her invented objects play a double role in the film in that they reflect and interpret the story described in the film scenes. For the exhibition in India, Rebecca Horn has created a special installation in response to her own understanding and engagement with the country.

Where | National Gallery of Modern Art                
Date | Till May 19th, 2012
Time | 5.30 PM Onwards

1st CPLP Film Festival

On the occasion of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries), day of the Portuguese language and culture, the Portuguese Cultural Centre cordially invites you to the 1st CPLP Film Festival at Instituto Camões.

Where – Portuguese Cultural Centre, Chanakya Puri
Date – May 4th, 2012
Time – 4 PM Onwards

Art on the Potter’s Wheel

Experimenting with various techniques of pottery on a potter’s wheel and clay modeling will be a perfect way to partake of the rich tradition of our country while making your own unique artifacts and decorations. Start your classes with introductory demonstrations, practice work on the potter’s wheel, hand sculpturing by students and finally finish the session by bringing your product to life with amazing paints.
Fee – Rs. 300
For Registration – http://www.gyaanexchange.com/2012/04/pottery-and-clay-modelling-5/

Where – Arpana Art Gallery, Siri Fort Institutional Area
Date – May 5th – May 6th, 2012
Time – 2 PM – 4 PM

Witnesses of Time

‘Witnesses of Time’ is a unique platform curated by Bharat and Mrida Joshi in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness and garner support for its mission of wildlife and environment conservation through the medium of art. The proceeds generated from sale of artworks would be used to support WWF India mission.

Where | Gallerie Ganesha, GK -2
Date | May 4th – May 17th, 2012
Time | 11 AM – 6 PM

Book Launch & Photography Exhibition by Delphine Gibely Ghai

Art Konsult, in collaboration with the French Embassy in India and Institut Français en Inde, takes pleasure of the book launch of ‘Open’ and photography exhibition by Delphine Gibely Ghai.

Where | Art Konsult, Hauz Khas Village
Date | Till May 12th, 2012
Time | 11 AM – 7 PM

Book Launch of ‘The Blue Sweater’ by Jacqueline Novogratz

Source | blog.acumenfund.org

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring personal memoir of a woman who has spent her life on a   
quest to understand global poverty and to find powerful new ways of tackling it. 

Where | blueFROG, Mehrauli                
Date | May 4th, 2012
Time | 6.30 PM – 8.30 PM

The Part Plot by Vasudha Thozhur

Living right next to a ‘Party Plot’ – a public space that hosts weddings, functions and parties in Gujarat – Thozhur is a constant witness to the elaborate preparations and festivities that are so characteristic to our present day celebrations. It is against this back-drop that Thozhur
raises an array of pertinent questions — is this ‘celebration’? Playing on the very obvious pun, the series is an attempt to unravel the ‘plot’, excavate answers and trace paradoxes through media best suited for their articulation, thereby re-discovering a route that would lead back to the heart of the creative process. It traces a trajectory that moves from the realm of active, collective experience to its absorption into language, in an attempt to dissolve the estrangement between the two.

Where | Latitude 28, Aurobindo Marg
Date | Till May 10th, 2012
Time | 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM

 

MUSIC |

Tightrope

Source | www.nme.in

Tightrope is a hardcore blues band that essentially explores all forms of blues and yet has its own definitive sound. The band comprises of seasoned musicians who have been performing all over the country and abroad for years, including Adil & Vasundhara {from Adil & Vasundhara}, Gaurav Balani and Milind Deora.

Where | blueFROG, Mehrauli                       

Date | May 4th, 2012

Time | 9.30 Onwards

Sufi Percussion Night

Tarit Pal will put you in a state of trance with his soulful music. He has accompanied classical artists like Uma Bhattacharya, Ustad Kamal Sabri, Gulam Hassan etc. and played with many commercial bands and artists

Where – FLO, Saket
Date – May 4th, 2012
Time – 9 PM Onwards

Underground – Tritha

Tritha’s spellbinding voice has connected with numerous music lovers from all over the world. Brought up in the culturally intense city of Kolkata, Tritha is one of the most promising musicians in the country, equally at home with her Indian Classical music as with Bjork and Janis Joplin, Abida Parveen and Aretha Franklin.

Where | TLR Café, Hauz Khas Village
Date | May 4th, 2012
Time | 9 PM Onwards

Hari & Sukhmani Live

Check this out for more: http://littleblackbookdelhi.com/2012/02/1212/hari-sukhmani-live-fio

Where | FIO Country Kitchen and Bar, Garden of Five Senses
Date | May 5th, 2012
Time | 9 PM Onwards

Nasha: Sufi Rock Band

The new charmers in the Capital, Akhil and his band Nasha created ripples when they first showed up on the Delhi independent music scene a few months ago. Known for their heartfelt rock renditions, the band is striking the right note with Sufi music lovers. Armed with great stage presence, the collective’s sound excites people of all ages. The band has performed all over the nation doing various concerts, private shows, corporate shows and institutional gigs. They have also performed with reknowned artists like Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohit Chauhan, Atif Aslam, Hard Kaur etc

Where | blueFROG, Mehrauli
Date | May 6th, 2012
Time | 9 PM – 10.30 PM

FROM ALL OVER DELHI |

Into The Box
Jack-in-the-box motion techniques combine with storytelling to reveal a story about the inhabitants of a ‘noisy box’, a ‘greedy box’ and a ‘forbidden box’. Sixteen contemporary life sized puppet characters enact the story of how a little rag girl saves the world from untold peril. A fantasy-scifi-thriller, suitable for adults and children.

Where | Epicentre, Gurgaon
Date | May 5th & May 6th, 2012
Time | 7.30 PM – 9 PM

Club Kunzum Launch
Club Kunzum is all set to be launched and you are invited to join them on the big day. Feel free to bring along family and (travel loving) friends. What is this program all about? Kunzum is bringing together all travel lovers in a community of sorts where they travel together, share stories, discuss plans, shoot pictures and enjoy great deals along the way.

Where | Kunzum Travel Café, Hauz Khas Village
Date | May 6th, 2012
Time | 3 PM – 7 PM

Enjoy your weekend :)