Apr 29, 2020
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Apr 23, 2020
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May 29, 2019
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May 24, 2019
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The election winds of surrounding states have electrified the overall vibe of Gujarat and Ahmedabad, and the rest of the public is engulfed in watching Big Fat Indian celebrity weddings, which doesn’t seem to end anytime near at least on the social media platforms. But we aren’t here to discuss the B-Town or the Indian Electorial fever. We are here to take you in an environment full of creativity through our 189th Ahmedabad Art Weekly.
People looking for regional content and willing to pull their life back in the reverse gear can reach Scrapyard. A storytelling session of Panchatantra stories for grownups kinetically narrated by performance storyteller Vikram Sridhar is scheduled on Friday evening.
Centre for Heritage Management is inviting all the culture enthusiasts and heritage aficionados to attend the second edition of ‘International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice’. Like last year even this time, the mega symposium will feature various presentations, and the discourses will revolve around the subject of preserving and celebrating heritage, but the centre of discussions will be completely dedicated to the topic of ‘Developing Integrated Approaches’.
I think Prem Joshua & Band are in love with the city of Ahmedabad, or maybe the situation is opposite, but the sole purpose of this discussion is only meant to notify you that the band is yet again coming to perform their ear-pleasing fusion music in Apnu Amdavad. Ouroboros art hub invites all the music lovers to gather at their theatre space and candidly enjoy a collaborative performance by musicians Michael Andrews, Dushyant Shukla, and Meet Gadhiya. The evening promises to be a pleasing musical experience full of Indie, Pop, Bollywood and Rock music. Parents who are looking for a literature-rich activity for their children can come to Red Bricks school and indulge in various workshops, competitions, and discussions during the two days Read to Lead Conclave. To feel a little empowered as a creator or as a writer, the audience can assemble at the Women Writers’ Fest 2018, where luminary literati including Devdutt Pattanaik, Mallika Dua, Anaita Shroff Adajania, and Shaili Chopra will enthuse the audience with their inspiring dialogues.
With multiple art events happening in Ahmedabad, the 189th AAW has meticulously curated four exhibitions to feature in the 189th AAW. And the feature starts with artist-author Shweta Rao Garg’s first solo exhibition The Bard in Acrylic at Kanoria Art Gallery. The art show of this Sahitya Akademi prize-winning creator will narrate visual poetry from her universe of imaginations, which mainly revolves around the creations of William Shakespeare. The “Antardrishti An Eye Within” art show curated by architect Siddhant Shah, who specialises in bridging gaps between art, heritage & disability, will exhibit brail art created by visually impaired people. Organised by Invent Art & 079 Stories, Antardrishti will celebrate art with a fusion Sufi music performance by the Kanishk Seth Trio.
Artist and printmaker Rachana Badrakia will showcase her ‘fast life living’ subjects at her lately organised exhibition ‘Incised Lines’ this week. Eminent painter Nabibakhsh Mansoori will inaugurate the show of this Gujarat State Lalitkala Akademi award-winning artist. Celebrated modern abstract painter dotingly recalled as Ahmedabad’s Kite Man, Bhanu Shah, will exhibit his surreal artworks at Gufa during a solo show this week. The National Award winning artist who is almost 83 years old will remain present during the inauguration to inspire the audience.
The 189th AAW is giving a soulful tribute to legendary Hindi and Urdu film actress Mehtab. Belonging from the Royal Family of Sachin (near Surat), Mehtab began her career in the late 1920s with character and action-oriented roles but attracted significant eyeballs, while enacting in Kidar Sharma’s film ‘Chitralekha’. The Annual BFJA Award-winning recitalist was progressive and bold in her portrayed characters as well as in her real life. Her most famous films are titled as Jhansi Ki Rani, Samay Bada Balwan and Sharda.