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5 Must-Visit October Art Exhibitions in India

As the month of October dawns, the Indian art scene continues to flourish, offering a captivating array of October art exhibitions that promise to enthral art enthusiasts, collectors, and those curious about the world of creative expression. From ancient Silk Road carpets to contemporary Warli art, here’s a curated list of must-visit art exhibitions taking place across India this October.

1. Carpets from the Ancient Silk Roads – History, Mystery, Story, and Beauty

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Embark on a journey through history and culture as you explore the world of rare tribal carpets from the ancient Silk Roads. This is a unique exhibit from the list of October art exhibitions. 

It showcases exquisite carpets from regions such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Dagestan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and various Kurdish enclaves. Each carpet tells a story of its own, reflecting the rich tapestry of traditions and craftsmanship along these historic trade routes.

When: 18th Oct – 27th Oct, 2023

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Contact: +91-11-4366 2024, 2025

2. Patram Revisited – Delhi Craft Council Group Exhibition

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Delve into the world of craftsmanship and creativity as the Delhi Craft Council presents a group exhibition titled “Patram Revisited.” 

This showcase features multiple artisans from across India who work with diverse materials such as terracotta (glazed and unglazed), wood, metal, bamboo, coconut, cotton, rattan, sitalpati, sabai grass, and other fibres. It’s a celebration of traditional Indian crafts and the artisans who keep these traditions alive in this special exhibition from our curated list of October art exhibitions.

When: 19th Oct – 22nd Oct, 2023

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Contact: +91-11-4366 2024, 2025

3. Drawing Life: A Tribute to Warli Art

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“Drawing Life” is an exhibition curated by the distinguished artist, curator, and educator, Nikhil Purohit. This profound exploration transcends cultural and traditional boundaries, revealing the seamless coexistence of Warli art with both indigenous and contemporary influences. 

Featuring artworks by Balu J Mhase, Mayur and Tushar Vayeda, Rajesh Chaitya Vangad, Ramesh Hengadi, Sadashiv J Mhase, and Shantaram Gorkhana, this October art exhibition pays tribute to the enduring allure of Warli Art.

When: On till Sunday, 15th October 2023, 11 AM – 7 PM

Where: Ojas Art@1AQ, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi 110030

Contact: +91 98738 59158/ +91 8510044145

4. If the Seas Catch Fire – An Exhibition by Sakshi Gupta

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In the mood for some soul-searching? Here’s one exhibition that pops out from our list of October art exhibitions for its unique portrayal of human experiences.

 In her debut solo exhibition at Experimenter Colaba, Mumbai, Sakshi Gupta delves into the disconnect one experiences within oneself, exploring the turmoil it creates and bringing to the forefront the constant background suffering that plagues us all. 

“If the Seas Catch Fire” is a visually arresting and emotionally evocative exhibition that invites viewers to reflect on the complexities of the human experience in this thought-provoking October art exhibition.

When: On till October 26, 2023, 10:30-6:30 pm

Where: Experimenter Colaba, Mumbai

Contact: +91 98195 46339 

5. Masters: A Glimpse of the European Arts Collection

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For lovers of European art, the “Masters” exhibition at CSMVS in Mumbai is a true gem. This collection boasts masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, along with some Victorian works. 

Visitors can immerse themselves in a diverse range of paintings, from historical and religious depictions to scenes from daily life and landscapes. This collection, generously donated to the museum by Ratan Tata and Dorab Tata, stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of European art and is a good visit if you want to travel back in time!

When: Ongoing till 10th December, 10:15 am to 6 pm

Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai

Contact: 02269584400

A Bonus Art Event by Rooftop!

What’s up Mumbaikars!

Looking to unleash some creativity this Navratri? Rooftop is hosting FREE Art Meetups across Mumbai from 15th – 23rd October 2023! Get a chance to interact with like-minded people while creating a beautiful fusion of Gujarat’s Mata ni Pachedi art with Navratri motifs on postcards!

Only 20 seats are available per day. Click here for more details on the locations and registrations!

In Conclusion

October in India brings forth a vibrant tapestry of October art exhibitions that span centuries and cultures. And these October art exhibitions offer something for every art lover. Embrace the stories, emotions, and creativity that these exhibitions have to offer. Let the world of art continue to inspire and enrich your life!

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