IT'S not a duet but a "duplay", a rather nice coinage to describe two artists playing an instrument together. Nalini Suryawanshi and Preetam Koilpillai present Duplay, a concert of piano music for four hands. On May 24 at 7.30 p.m. at the Auditorium, Alliance Française. Tickets available at Supermarket, Brigade Road, and at the Cafe de Paris, Alliance Francaise.
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IF you're looking for art that puts a smile on your face, drop in to an exhibition of paintings by Shyamal Mukherjee called Brush of Humour. He paints in acrylic on acrylic sheets, and his figures are often performers. That's why you'll get a sense of rhythm, movement and gaiety, not to mention a variety of moods and actions. On till May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Renaissance Gallerie.
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SELECT BOOKSHOP has been selling old and rare books for generations, but few know that it has recently started displaying art works for sale, on the long wall upstairs where the art books are. The first floor space is christened Select II. In future you can see works by younger artists on display, but right now it's the turn of the more well-known local artists. Being featured are Balan Nambiar, S.G.Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal, Muthu Koya, Krishna Setty, Giridhar Khasnis, A.M.Prakash and many more. At Select II, 71, Brigade Road Cross, until May 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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WHEN four artists have a group show, it is natural to ask, "Do you have anything in common?" Riyaz Komu, Reji K.P., Justin Ponmany and T.V.Santosh are all young, for one. And then, they're all from Kerala. Their recent works on canvas, in oil as well as oil-and-enamel, are now on display. Till May 21 from 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sakshi Gallery, The Presidency, St Mark's Road.
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