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Ahmedabad Art Weekly is close to its 200th weekly anniversary, and we’ve got some stunning surprises lined up for you. In the meanwhile, before these surprises are revealed, we would suggest you visit various creative happenings of the city mentioned in our 198th AAW and make the most of your awesome week.
It all starts with an architectural discourse by Ar. Ranojoy Dutta on the topic of “Dynamic Glazing for the Next Generation of Smart and Healthy Buildings.”, Where the experienced designer will talk on how future architects can delve into a smart, intelligent and dynamic method of glazing. Another event that may intrigue your literary intellect is a discourse by Gujarati author and columnist Krishnakant Unadkat, who will widely talk on love, relationships and life. People looking for some child-friendly and soothing anecdotes this weekend should drop down to British Library, where creative storyteller Vranda Rathi, who holds a niche in expressively narrating tales to the children of the age group of 4-15 years will render some fantastic fantasies with a lot of vivacities.
Its ‘Kavya Mudra’ time of the year. In its 8th edition, the soulful event is celebrating literature in cinema, by exploring poetic lyrics utilised in mainstream films. The evening will be glorified through awards, music and a poetic rendition by celebrated Hindu-Urdu lyricist and poet Irshad Kamil. The terrace of Alliance Francaise is open for all culture enthusiasts as Russian Opera Singer Anna and concert guitarist Aditya Gandhi will combine their aesthetics to bring some stirring creations of Russian, Spanish and French origins. You can also remember nature this week through music, dance and joy when Sitarist Soumitra Thakur, tabla player Mahavir Chandrawat along with French contemporary dancer Mathilde Vrignaud perform their fusion piece with utmost elegance. Mahila Manch is back again with a knocking performance at a comfy Amdavadi restaurant. The sort of stand-up comedy gig is featuring quirky women of Ahmedabad and around and promises to make you roll on the floor while laughing through their talks, critics and comments on the topic of ‘Love, Sex and Dhokla’.
The art scene of Ahmedabad is all glittery this week. UK based Indian origin artist Nanda Khiara has brought her abstract paintings at In Transition solo exhibition. Opening at 079 Stories the 20 something vivid artworks possesses multiple layered colours that have been appreciated internationally on various platforms. National Institute of Design is hosting The Medium or The Design Perspective exhibition at its campus. The show will narrate enduring visual legacies of glass, terracotta as well as ceramic through three different displays. Sponsored by Gujarat State Lalitkala Academy, Alekhan No Anand is a solo painting exhibition of artist Dr Ashok Patel opening this week. The event is all set to get inaugurated in the presence of luminaries like folklorist Padma Shri Joravarsinh Jadav, sculptor Ratilal Kansodariya, artist Bhavesh Zala and artist Amul Parmar.
The inspiration for our 198th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is the prolific Gujarati cinema actor Upendra Trivedi. He has worn many hats during his 4 decade long illustrious career, spanning from theatre actor, film actor, director and producer. Hailing from Idar in Gujarat, Trivedi was born in 1936 and is brother of actor Arvind Trivedi, who played the role of Ravana in Ramayana TV Series. He was honoured with Padma Shri for his vast contributions to films; some of his popular films as actor are Maa Baap ne Bhulsho Nahi, Jungle Main Mangal, Pavitra Papi, Parde ke Pichhe Nagina , and as director are Manvini Bhavai and Jher To Peedhan Jani Jani.
Illustration : Nilesh Ramani