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Three must-attend exhibitions in Mumbai

Approaching Abstraction
The exhibition explores the contributions made by women artists from South Asia to the tradition of abstraction in the late 1970s and 80s.

Untitled work by Lubna Agha, Oil on canvas
Untitled work by Lubna Agha, Oil on canvas

This generation of women embraced weaving, pottery, photography, video and performance, as alternatives to painting and sculpture. For them, the medium was a vehicle for messages of resistance. Through this show, well-established artists, such as Arpita Singh (born 1937), rub shoulders with emerging women artists like Ayesha Sultana (born 1985).
On: February 7, 11 am to 6 pm
At: Jhaveri Contemporary, Krishna Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road.
Call: 23693639

A Journey of Secrets
The debut solo of New York-based artist Samanta Batra Mehta spans prints, drawings, installation and photography. His art is characterised by an intertwining of the human form and nature, realised as black and white drawings.


Memory Box series #2 by Samanta Batra Mehta; made using vintage box, glass bottles, maps, collage, 22 k gold leaf, etc
Memory Box series #2 by Samanta Batra Mehta; made using vintage box, glass bottles, maps, collage, 22 k gold leaf, etc

These drawings appear in Mehta’s sculptural works, where objects such as vintage radio sets are re-purposed. The photographic prints, too, are constructed by a layering of images collected over years of travel.  
Till: February 14 at Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. 
Call: 66103424

Memory of Red
The exhibition features artworks by Mumbai-based artist Smriti Dixit, which are born out of her experiences with everyday life. Check out wall and floor installations, mixed media works, video, and a series of miniature books.

Red 4, Mixed media on canvas by Smriti Dixit

Drawing on moments and intimate interactions, she fashions objects using handmade techniques. Through wall-mounted installations, she connects personal and collective memories.
Till: February 21 at Art Musings, Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane.
Call: 22163339

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