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The whole nation will be observing the 70th Republic day on January 26, 2019, and like every year the occasion will be brimming with patriotism, flag hoisting ceremonies and the morning parade on the Rajpath Road in Delhi. The grand march depicts India’s cultural pride and military stature as it involves a parade that is mix of creative tableaus and artillery showcase. On this grand occasion through the 195th Ahmedabad Art Weekly Creative Yatra salutes each martyr for their courage and commitment towards nation’s pride.
Coming back to Aapnu Amdavad and its creative happenings, the 195th AAW is featuring a marathon of visual art events this week. Starting with Colour Volcano exhibition featuring artworks by Dr Dhvani, the list continues to grow with Nagar Kala Sahitya Forum’s Kaladarshan group show featuring 32 artists and their spectacular paintings, photographs and artworks. ‘Sense Of Body Ownership’ featuring oil pastels on paper by Somya Sharma narrates the concept of ‘Uninhibited love for your own Body’. The voice-over artist cum writer is inspired by life experiences to portray her art. The major art happening of Ahmedabad, the ‘Alchemy’ exhibition opens at KL Museum this week. The show featuring weaves, furniture and artworks of 23 internationally renowned artists and designers are all draped in the ancient Indigo colour. The two-month long exhibition is a curtain raiser event for the upcoming Arvind Indigo Museum by Arvind Ltd.
Big news for the architecture fraternity of Ahmedabad, Death of Architecture travelling exhibition has now arrived in the city’s famous Le Corbusier designed ATMA House. The nine-day long extravaganza will feature discussions, artistic demonstrations and recitals that slowly tear and restructure the fabric of our cities and the architecture within and along with that impact our sense of being.
Citizens, who think they possess a soulful voice can go to Crescendo at IIM Chaos and sing their heart out. Not restricted to genres the best voices stand a chance to win cash prize worth Rs 35,000/- during the Crescendo.
If you are one of the performing arts lovers, then Ahmedabad city is where you should be this week. The performances lined up this week includes Harsh Shodhan’s Kashmirnaama – a fictional poetical presentation that depicts the changing scenario in Kashmir through music, poetry and dialogues. Cultural dance lovers who want to get enlightened about the mudra and the facial expression (Navarasa) of Kathakali performance should listen to Michel Lestrehan lecturing about the dance forms. The performing art enthusiast has frequently stayed in India and France for 34 years and is well researched about the traditional Indian arts. Inspired by the life story of Bangladeshi actor Ashraful Alom Saeed, Hero Alom is a Hindi play that explores the real meaning of beauty and happiness in a satirical tone.
Stand-up comedy enthusiasts who are looking forward to some good laugh should drop down to HK Hall and witness celebrated comedian Kanan Gill perform original acts at the Lolstars ft. Kanan Gill.
The inspiration for our 195th Ahmedabad Art Weekly has been borrowed from one of Hindi and Gujarati film industry’s top writer-director and screenwriter Chaturbhuj Doshi. The former journalist have contributed immensely to film industry with his 24 directorial ventures, especially the Gujarati cinema with films like ‘Gunsundari’ and ‘Nanand Bhojai’. Born in 1894 in Kathiawar, the filmmaker cum lyricist frequently adapted significant novels and stories for films and gave box-office hits like The Secretary, Musafir, Bhakta Surdas, Maheman and various others. His original stories were produced in films by Ajit Pictures, while Doshi dedicated most of his writings to Ranjit Studio and sometimes also drafted for Punatar productions.
Illustration : Nilesh Ramani