As part of the Japan Festival , the Japan Foundation brings to you a range of events over 3 months across different venues, spread across Delhi.
Everyone is invited and all events are free to attend.
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
– 27th October, JAPAN FESTIVAL Opening at 7.00 p.m.
– 28th October, Makoto Kuriya – Creative Jazz Ensemble at 7.00 p.m.
– 29th October, WASABI – A Japanese Traditional Music Concert at 7.00 p.m.
– 31st October, HER MOTHER, Film directed by Yoshinori Sato at 7.00 p.m.
– 2nd – 5th November, ‘Akira Kurosawa Retrospective’ daily at 6.30 p.m.
PVR Theatre Complex, Sangam Courtyard, Sector 9, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
10th – 15th November: Japanese Film Festival
Latest Releases from Japan, daily shows at 2.30 p.m. 4.45 p.m. & 7.00 p.m.
(Film schedule and registration process will be announced shortly.)
Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
8th December: GOYOKAI at 7.00 p.m.
Traditional Japanese Dance with Kathak and Indian Classical Music
ENTRY is free and open to all
In order to have better understanding of common Cultural linkage, Cultural and academic relations between India and Iran, one has to know Persian language and literature due to its significant role in strengthening it. Top ranking Sufis conveyed their message of love for humanity through the Persian language.
Iran Culture House, New Delhi has arranged the Persian classes for the beginners as well as for the advance level with modern technique and Iranian teachers. These courses have been carefully designed for those who are keenly interested in developing the skill of reading, writing and speaking.
India Art Festival, a contemporary art fair founded in 2011 is a new model for dialogue and collaborations between art galleries, art dealers, art buyers, artists, interior designer, architects and art connoisseurs who come together every year under roof. India Art Festival (IAF) along with mid-level and major art galleries also provides the opportunity to emerging, independent artists to get discovered and enjoy the attention along with the established artists.
This one day workshop will introduce you to the traditional tools and techniques involved in creating engaging, high-impact woodcut art, leaving you with your own compositions to take home and, should you wish, all the materials you need to make more.
Woodcut/Relif printing has a long history dating back to 4000 BC when impressions were stamped into clay. With the advent of paper, the Chinese printed scrolls and books in colour on such topics as medicine, agriculture and poetry in the first millennium A.D.
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“BODY: ARCHIVE OF MEMORY”
an exhibition of Ceramics and Photography
With the performance: “TRIGGER WARNING”
by Aastha Gandhi & Ankush on
Opening night – 25th Nov 2017 | 7:00pm
About the CERAMISTS
Ceramic artist, Fulbright Scholar and Charles Wallace awardee, Ela Mukherjee, is a clay artist and art educator. Her works are about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. The artist lives and works from her studio in Delhi, India.
Élodie Alexandre is a French ceramic artist and illustrator from Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) Wales, UK currently based in Delhi, India. Her illustrative constructions are inspired by narratives about feelings of displacement, memories of places and everyday-life anecdotes associated with objects.
Dipalee Daroz is a ceramic artist based in Delhi, who has studied under Prof Takeshi Yasuda, a world renowned ceramist; as a part of the Charles Wallace award. She has held numerous shows of her works, both in galleries as well as in art institutions of great repute. She has also assisted in the making of various documentaries on ceramics.
Reyaz has studied ceramic design at Banaras Hindu University and Cardiff, UK, in 2009 on a Charles Wallace Fellowship. His practice deals with forms derived from architecture. For him, it is important for the forms to relate to one another, to create an environment, and to establish a relationship and a visible contrast between each other.
Mudita is a recipient of The Ceramic Art Residency Program of the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM) in Fuping China. Her works are in collection with many private art collectors heritage and cultural centres. The artist lives and works from her studio in Indore, India.
About the PHOTOGRAPHERS
Rajesh Kumar Singh
He uses photography as a means to express his interpretation of the world to make photographs that draw audience into the human struggle. His choice of subject stems from a deep interest in the marginal sections of the society . Their story which often remains untold hide stirring tales of human endeavor, of human spirit.
Anushree Fadnavis is not just a daily commuter in the Ladies Only section of Mumbai locals but also a prolific photojournalist – one of the most followed Indians on Instagram. Anushree photographs the women she meets on Mumbai’s local trains every day, captures their poignant stories.
About the PERFORMING ARTISTS
Aastha Gandhi is a trained Odissi dancer and a performance researcher. She has participated in performance festivals world over as a dancer and a master class trainer. She also experiments and explores other means of investigating movement such as performance- space, city- space and text. She is currently pursuing her PhD from the school of Art and aesthetics, JNU.
Ankush is an artist who is interested in the ‘process’ which spans beyond the ‘events’ of curation and performance. He has been part of performances internationally. He is currently pursuing his PhD from the school of Art and aesthetics, JNU with music and gender as his focus.
‘Art NOW 17’ is a group exhibition portraying the contemporary Indian art trends.
ART NOW! is about art today. The show portrays the current art practices and how they have evolved over the last few years. The exhibition will showcase the works of some distinguished artists that are the faces of Indian art, along with the works of some bright emerging artists who are evolving their distinctive styles. Contemporary art is reaching out to a larger audience and globally evolving. The artists have been experimenting with newer mediums and are responding to the environment around them. The artworks highlight the signature style of each artist, depicting the current cultural and global influences on Indian art, thus creating a deeper interest in art today.
Nisha Jaiswal, a miniature painter from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh who has been painting for over three decades has a self developed and a unique miniature art form. She paints in 2 disciplines: coloured peacocks with water colours and black and white Hindu deities made with rotring ink .
It’s a collection of 21 paintings some of which date back to the early 1980s. The paintings are a testament of the artist’s perseverance and patience as each painting requires the artist to hold her breath and takes about six months to a year or sometimes even longer to finish one. Critics says there’re nuances of thanka and madhubani folk art on her work.
She’s held several successful exhibitions in Delhi (at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India Habitat Centre) as well as other cities, where her paintings have been received well from the members of the art fraternity, critics as well as general art lovers and members of the press.
Who Can Attend: Art Enthusiast
What will be Taught: miniature style with details and compositions.
Fee: 5000/- per person inclusive of Lunch and Materials