Art for the matter
From Harappan artifacts and tribal works across India to discussion on South Asian architecture, catch the last few
days of three must-attend art events
Windows and Mirrors: Looking at Contemporary Architecture in South Asia
Windows and Mirrors concludes the three-month long exhibition State of Architecture that aims to explore various facets of Indian architecture. (In pic, a street photo near Marine Lines Railway Station). Pic/Hassan M kamal
This is the concluding conference of the three-month long exhibition, State of Architecture. The three-day conference starts on March 18 with a keynote lecture by Sunil Khilnani, author of The Idea of India, followed by nine full-day sessions featuring 23 speakers on March 19 and 20. The sessions will explore questions around architectural education and practices in South Asia with a focus on women and young architects. Entry is open to all on first-come, first-serve basis. No registrations required.
On: March 18, 5.30 pm onwards
At: NGMA Auditorium, NGMA, Fort; March 19 and 20, 9 am onwards, Coomaraswamy Hall, CSMVS, Fort.
Log on to: www.stateofarchitecture.in
Museum on Wheels
Catch the last three days of works from the Indus Valley Civilisation, the inaugural exhbit of the Museum on Wheels programme of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) at the Piramal Tower in Lower Parel. The current free-to-all multi-media exhibit, which opened in November last year, features replicas of various finds discovered across Indus Valley sites and dioramas to help describe the architecture of the site. This is the last display of the current exhibit. The Museum on Wheels will reopen in May with a new exhibit. Watch the space for more details.
From: March 16 to 18, 10 am to 6 pm
At: Piramal Tower, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel.
Living Traditions: Folk and Tribal Art
From Bhuta masks, Kondh toys to Paithan paintings, sculptures and artifacts, Living Traditions offers glimpses into the rich diversity of art and craft traditions from across the country with a special focus on seven Indian states, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh. There are a total of 75 lots as part of the online auction that begins today and concludes tomorrow. Some of the high-valued items include Mooshika Vahiana, a wooden sculpture with enamel painting expected to fetch anywhere between R7-9 lakh, tiger, a 19th century bronze tiger sculpture valued between R6-8 lakh among others.
On: Today, and March 17
Log on to: www.saffronart.com