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Start your week with a good laugh as the Ahmedabad Art Weekly 199 opens with celebrated Delhi based stand-up Comedian Garv Malik’s solo performance show titled ‘Sab Moh Maya Hai’. The days will then continue to be fulfilled with a cosy jamming concert curated by a young Hindustani Classical music practitioner and architect Sukrit Sen. The Mixtape concert at Project Otenga will be an intimate setup full of like-minded music-heads and different tunes. The music conversations will continue to brim in the city as NID alumnus Rohit Srivastva, a budding filmmaker, photographer and music director is inviting to jam, talk and explore at the Musicians Meetup.
The event list further unfolds with a mention of 2 visual arts events. Tints + Shades an art exhibition organised by PDPU students opens with utterly expressive paintings. The show hosts artworks by 32 art enthusiasts, who wished to express their thoughts and emotions through colours, even when they are not vocationally trained artists. The solo exhibition of artist Bharvi Trivedi, ‘Transcending Forms’ is opening at Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan. This artist from Ahmedabad has earlier exhibited her works on international platforms and has garnered various accolades for her excellent works.
Attention literature heads! There is a row full of mindful events lined up to tickle your muse this week. Come and hear journalist Janvi Sonaiya reviewing Swedish author Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove or reach CEE to listen to practitioners, performers and writers that work on the interstices of gender, sexuality and identity break the myth between queer, arts and aesthetics at સં|Bandh : “Dissident Sketches” Reflections On Queer. Literature enthusiasts also interested in visual arts should witness Prof Ratan Parimoo’s book launch exhibition in the presence of art-historian Dr B.N. Goswamy. The book is a documentation of Kasturbhai Lalbhai’s collection of Indian Drawings. Padma Shri Dadi Pudumjee, a leading puppeteer of India, is coming in your city to narrate about his creative journey through words and videos at Shri Ravishankar Raval Lecture Series.
The solo performance by performer Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar at Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney is a stirring experience that explains what it means to be a Muslim in India, especially after the violent and unfortunate Bhagalpur riots in Bihar in 1989.
The inspiration for our 199th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is yesteryears hindi film actor Parveen Babi. Considered amongst the most glamorous actress that Hindi Cinema has ever witnessed, Babi was amongst the highest paid actress of her time and has enacted in some of Bollywood’s most successful films including Deewar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag, Shaan, Kaalia, Namak Halaal. She performed in more than 12 films with mega star Amitabh Bachchan and was the first Indian to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
Illustration : Nilesh Ramai