Ed Sheeran in Mumbai
Ed Sheeran is set to take the stage in Mumbai’s JioGarden in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on November 19, with tickets having sold out within 48 minutes of them having gone on sale. The show was put in doubt when the English musician injured his arm in a cycling incident in October, and claimed that the injury might affect his upcoming performances. This is Sheeran’s second trip to Mumbai after a concert in March 2015. The performance at BKC is a part of his Asia tour supporting his third studio album Divide. The ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker will also be joined by American singer-songwriter Lauv.
India’s first sculpture park
The Government of Rajasthan has joined hands with Saat Saath Arts to launch The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, in Jaipur’s Nahargarh Fort. The exhibit aims to broaden the Palace’s visual spectacle with the sculpture display, and will feature works by famed national and international artists. Curated by Peter Nagy, Director of Nature Morte Art Ltd, the gallery is set to become an annual fixture. For 2017, The Sculpture Park will feature work by, amongst others, Subodh Gupta, Asim Waqif, Huma Bhabha, Stephen Cox, and Anita Dube. The gallery will be launched and opened to the public on December 10.
Jatin Das and friends
Jatin Das will exhibit 500 of his portraits at New Delhi’s Lalit Kala Akademi this November, many of which have never been on display previously, in an exhibition titled ‘Jatin Das: Artists & Friends. Over Fifty Years.’ Portraits, whether in watercolour, oil, ink, or conté have always been an important part of Das’ artistic practice. From a young age, the artist has sketched prolifically. The range of his subjects, from Bhupen Khakhar, Souza and Krishen Khanna to Raghu Rai, Dom Moraes and Gulzar, and the variety of mediums lends a fascinating insight into his work. The exhibition will be open from November 17 — 22, and a preview will be held on November 16.