Mark your calendars with these 4 artistic and cultural events

An eclectic artistic experience

Iram Art Gallery, based in Ahmedabad, will present a group exhibition, Riyāz, in Delhi. Organized by Ina Puri, it will feature artists such as Manu Parekh, Amit Ambalal, Madhvi Parekh, P. Daroz and Ranbir Kaleka, in addition to the work of masters such as the late KG Subramanyan. Riyāz was divided into sections. Deepa Parekh and Bapi Das highlight textiles and embroidery. Naveen Kishore’s photographs from the Performing The Goddess series will be exhibited alongside Manisha Gera Baswani’s series on artists and their studios. There will also be on-site installations by Megha Joshi and Debashish Mukherjee. Bikaner House, Delhi, August 31-September 4, 11am-8pm

Children’s workshop at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival

rhyme and reason

The Bengaluru Poetry Festival is back in a physical format after a two-year hiatus. This year’s event, to be held over the weekend, will see the participation of poets practicing in a variety of languages, with performances in verse and song. “Bengaluru Poetry Festival is coming with strange songs and new rhapsodies, with magic poems, shock poems and sweet whispering poems. The verse flies towards you,” writes Shinie Antony, the festival director, in the note of The line-up includes Akhil Katyal, Anita Nair, Deepti Naval and Priya Sarukkai Chabria.Arunoday Singh’s debut collection of poetry will also be unveiled at the event. The Leela Palace, August 27-28

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An untitled work by Bhajju Shyam

An untitled work by Bhajju Shyam

A master artist at work

Ojas Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Gond Bhajju Shyam, who has illustrated more than ten books and in 2018 became the first indigenous artist to be awarded the Padma Shri. The current exhibition presents more than thirty works, all of which revolve around nature, a subject dear to the artist. “In all of his works, his captivating visuals and easy storytelling style merge his perceptions of the modern world with the unique visual language of his tribe,” reads the curator’s note. On view at Ojas Art Gallery, Delhi, until September 18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Mondays)

'Quarantine Diary-Schadenfreud', watercolor on paper, 2020

‘Quarantine Diary-Schadenfreud’, watercolor on paper, 2020

A reflective show

Threshold Gallery presents a solo exhibition of paintings by Indrapramit Roy, who is exhibiting in the city after a five-year hiatus. The watercolors are layered with meaning with embedded text. “In some cases, the words are camouflaged by lines drawn over them, partly popping up unexpectedly all over the surface. Roy does not hope to substitute the phenomenon painted through the word, but rather uses it to amplify the force of the inexplicable and the abstract,” writes art historian and critic Roobina Karode of her work. The exhibition can be seen at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, until September 3

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