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(Arts & Culture)
Coincidences or Jazz

This morning, Kranti and Mike stopped by at the studio, to share some information on their up-coming concert. This Sunday, February 9th, they will play at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone) at 8pm. Both of them are currently visiting Auroville and came across some other, residing, musicians while Kranti was exhibiting her paintings on the theme of music at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture some weeks ago. So do not miss the result of these coincidences, in the shape of some classical jazz compositions, on Sunday! Read more

Wednesday, 05 February 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Yoga of Life in Art Form

That life flows its own way was clear at yesterday's inauguration of the Drago Druskovic exhibition at Kala Kendra, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone). Prof. Edwin Zappa shared a story of connections between himself and his then neighbor Drago, who, when he came across Sri Aurobindo and Mother's writings was deeply moved by them. These writings greatly influenced his exploration in search of truth in art. His art itself is colorful, simple, truthful and spiritual.Read more

Saturday, 01 February 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Colours: Pleasant Like Cooking

Audrey Wallace-Tailor is an Aurovilian painter who has had many exhibitions in America and Auroville. She is an abstract painter using a variety of attractive colors and forms. Audrey settled in Auroville in 2007. She gives workshops in drawing and colors and teaches art. Here, she talks to us about her life and her works, and of the elements of color and form in her paintings. These days, Audrey is painting on the Bharat Nivas entrance wall, where many visitors come and express their surprise. Read more

Friday, 27 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Artranslation

These days, the Square Circle Gallery, Kala Kendra in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of Indian Culture, International Zone) hosts a group of artist from Reunion Island. The ArTranslation collective is a group consisting of four members who all practice different art forms. You can meet the artists on December 12th, at 3pm, in the Gallery Square Circle, Kala Kendra, and talk to them. In this interview, the ArTranslation collective members each, individually, talk to us about themselves and their art. The last day of the exhibition will be December 14th.

Monday, 09 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Painting on the Wood

Alla Dull is a Russian painter who started to paint on wood three years ago. "The idea to paint on wood came from seeing the Russian Icons", she says. The main subject of her paintings are faces and hands, she continues "The hand is the most personal part of the body. With the hand you can feel every thing". In her paintings one may see different faces, each giving a different feeling. The eyes may be the first thing to attract one in the painting. Alla believes that a persons eyes are connected to reality and always show real emotion. Read more

Thursday, 05 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
ArTranslation in Kala Kendra

Christiane and Valerie from the collective ArTranslation talk to us about the project they are undertaking, in Auroville, this month. Aurellll and Cedric complete this collective of artists from the island Reunion, a small French island near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Exhibiting in Gallery Square Circle in Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, on December 4th to 14th, the opening is on the 4th at 4.30 pm. Personal works will be exhibited whilst the collective is also working outside on a structure made of gathered wood and stones. Read more

Monday, 02 December 2013
(News)
Participation, Piano Recital

Discoveries of Fire, a Fire and Light performance at the Visitor Centre, is postponed to Friday the 29th at 8pm. On Saturday November 30th, between 10am to 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone, we are all invited to Residents' Assembly Decision Making Event, where the proposal "Participatory Working Groups" and the connected selection process are works in progress. At Pitanga, 30th November, at 8pm, Maestro Biagio Andriulli will perform a Classical Piano Concert. On the same day, at 4pm, Kala Kendra will inaugurate Antare, an exhibition of paintings on old wood by Alla Dulh with a concert by Nadaprem & Aurelio. Read more

Monday, 25 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
A tribute to Anna Maria
To celebrate the opening of a display of Anna Maria's paintings at Unity Pavilion, Carla on voice and Pushkar on keyboard performed a selection of Arie Antiche songs. Here listen to beautiful renditions of (1) "Amarilli" by Guilio Caccini, (2) "Sebben, crudele" by Antonio Caldara, (3) "Sento nel core" by Alessandro Scarlatti, (4) "Se tu m'ami" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and (5) "Caro mio ben" by Guiseppe Giordani. Anna Maria's paintings are on display until August 25, and proceeds from sales go to support the Italian Pavilion. Read more

Friday, 16 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Mainly Red exhibition

A beautiful Sunday could be spent in Henk's living room at la “Petit Ferme” while marvelling at the exhibited sculptures and paintings by Henk and his wife Agnus. Henk who became an artist in 1968 has two reasons for this exhibition. On one hand it is dedicated to his wife who passed away two years ago and on the other it serves as a contribution for the new art gallery coming up at the Visitors Center in Auroville. Mainly Red is inspired by the power of the color red. The exhibition goes on until the 3rd of February and worth visiting. Read more

Monday, 21 January 2013
(News)
D.A.M. , Mainly Red
In today's news we are featuring short interview with Professor Kostel talking on D.A.M., which is India's first Design, Arts, Music carnival. The festival revolves around the concept of nourishing creativity and it will be held at Ganesh Thottam near Auroville, at the end of the canyon road in green belt. From 25th to 27th at Pavilion of Tibetan culture in International Zone along with Tibetan Students Association of Chennai will present the 7th Tibet Festival. Fashion Masala Show on Saturday at Kalabhumi at 8pm. Read more

Thursday, 17 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Who walk? What flies? Kabir Fest
Who walks? What flies? it's a collective exhibition about the Kabir poetry in Kala Kendra by 5 artists. They speak about their works in the interview, in chronological order: Audrey Wallace, Srivi Kalyan: drawings art works by the children of Udavi School; Orijit Sen, graphic designer from Delhi: Hair burn like a grass; Srivi presents her sister Sandhiya Kalyan's mix-media installation; Audrey Wallace Taylor: Rajasthan Kabir Yatra drawings series; Sandhya Gopinath: Maya's painting series; Srivi Kalyan: Playing with Kabir mix media installation. Read more

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Resonance by Michel Nicolet
The exhibition Resonance by Michel Nicolet is open for other four Sundays at Petite Ferme, Auroville. The sculptor Michel Nicolet is showing us a remarkable set of objects. One could say that his presentation consists of three parts: his words, his drawings and his sculpture. The drawings, being two dimensional, appear to be a study towards a special kind of three dimensionality. In the interview (in French) Michel tells us about his life paths and connections, which draw him to Auroville and, through cymatics, to this exhibition. Read more

Friday, 30 March 2012
(Spirituality)
Kabir Message
If one tries to understand what really awaits us with the first sacred music festival Kabir, stumbles upon something that is not reachable by words, it is something that will need to be experienced on our own. For sure for three days the next weekend of 6th, 7th and 8th of April we will be busy with it. In the mornings and afternoons they will screen films on Kabir, which could give us the key to the beginning of understanding. Evenings full of different musicians and artist, and since the group is big it will be hard to avoid them in all. Read more

Monday, 26 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Secret of `Strokes and Dots`
Pierre Legrand's very joyful art is an expression of his deep feelings, his happiness, his problems and also his love in every being. He has developed his own mathematical rules and a secret alphabet to transform poetry into paintings. Prayers to the Mother, mantras, inner thoughts and different emotions are turned into colorful strokes and dots and every painting has its own meaning. 'The real work is our transformation.' What does Pierre mean by that? What does he think about painting? And finally: What is art? Read more

Friday, 23 March 2012
(Education)
Peacebuilding in Aikiyam School
This morning, everyone was invited to come to Aikiyam School in New Creation to participate in the unveiling of colorful Peace Flags painted by Tamil children from Auroville's surrounding villages. What does 'Peace' mean to the kids? How did they get motivated to express their understanding of Peace in an artistic way? Deborah from America, who has come to Auroville as a volunteer, has been working in Aikiyam School for two months and explains to us the project's background and the philosophy of her work. Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Polish Art Exhibition
On Saturday the 3rd at 4 pm in Kala Kendra is started the exhibition Misja Auropol (Mission in Auroville) by six contemporary artist from Poland currently residing in Auroville, . The Collective exhibition as a result of cultural geography experiment meant to test how the reality of Auroville would influence artists' attitudes and practices. The works shown at the exhibition present wide array of media used in contemporary art, from painting to sculpture, installation and experimental film. The project is curated by Janek Simon. Read more

Monday, 12 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Glagolitic Traces Exhibition
On Saturday 3th at Tibetan Pavillon opened the "Glagolitic Traces" Exhibition of Antonia Duende's paintings, open untill the 10th of March as part of the events for invocation of Bulgarian Pavillion. There was also a musical offering by Nikolai , Marina and Aurelio, and a poem in Bulgarian language from Narender Khatri. The paintings incorporate traces from stone inscriptions of the Glagolitic alphabet - the first Slavonic alphabet, created in the middle of the 9th century AD by St. Kostantin-Cyril the Philosopher and his brother Methodius. Read more

Monday, 05 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
History of ancient  manuscripts
On Thursday 23rd at 5 pm in Cinema Paradiso - Town Hall, Anais Woin in collaboration with French Pavilion and CIRHU presented "History of ancient manuscripts". Anais is an historian, researcher at CRNS (Centre National Recerche Scientifique), specialist of the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia during medieval and modern periods. She works with manuscript texts, most of them being consulted in the churches and monasteries of the Ethiopian highlands. Those manuscripts are still part of a living culture and much related to oral traditions. Read more

Monday, 27 February 2012
(Spirituality)
Painting with Mother`s clothes
Saturday 21th of January at Bharas Nivas, Jyoti Khare inaugurated the exhibition PRESENCE; a collection of paintings and collages developed during the past 10 years using The Mother's clothes and sarees. In this interview Jyoti shares about the creative process, her sources of inspiration, and how a person without training can produce a piece of professional art. The exhibition will be open until the middle of February 2012. Read more

Wednesday, 25 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Art of Transformantion
"If we have nothing to fear in life, we might give ourselves as much we can because we are on this Earth to love one another and to give of ourselves, and to share who we are in our center as much is possible to make this much better place to live.." says amongst many other things Ronald Rand in our interview. He came to Auroville for a short visit, and during his stay we will see his play LET IT BE ART!, and he is offering workshop "Art of Transformation" on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th at SAWCHU, which should open us, give freedom to express. Read more

Friday, 23 December 2011
(News)
Aedes Albopicus
Team of the Kailash clinic would like to inform us that since a few months there is a Dengue Fever outbreak in the Puducherry area, and reached Auroville too. They would like all of us to be aware of it and prevent ourself from getting it.. The main and only preventive measure is to avoid mosquito bites. We also need to make sure that there are no standing water around our house and working place. If you experience high fever, headache, body ache, extreme weakness, dizziness and any skin rash, seek medical advice. Next few days many events Read more

Thursday, 15 December 2011
(Education)
Bubasteion
Pierre Veillat shared with us in Svedam some facts and interesting stories about French archaeological mission of Bubasteïon, Saqqara in Egypt where in 70ies they discovered five exceptional tombs of the new empire. In contemporary papyrus documents the area was known as the Bubasteion, or cult-place of the cat goddess Bastet. But Alain Zivie French archeologist realised that originally these galleries had been made as tombs for the high officials of New Kingdom Memphis. Over the years, his team emptied about 15 of these hypogea which are distributed on two levels in the cliffs. Two of these tombs date to the Old Kingdom, the others range in date from the reign of Hatshepsut to that of Merenptah. Read more

Sunday, 08 May 2011
(City Life)
Transition School Open Doors
Friday, April 15th, 2011 was a big day for the children of the Transition School. From 10:30 to 12:30 all kids were presenting their work of the year to their parents, neighbors and friends. A specific slide-show on the Awareness Through the Body classes was also displayed continuously at the multimedia room, same as for the Arts and Craft production in a dedicated area. Most of the kids were also preparing for a slip over at the school. An opportunity for them to spend the evening together, watch a film and have a moon watch. Some of the kids are telling us about that special day. Read more

Friday, 15 April 2011
(News)
Celebrations
On Thursday at the TAMIL NEW YEAR Celebration at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture at 7.30 pm will be the cultural program of classical devotional songs and dances of India from different teachers and their students. On Friday 15th at 5pm in the Town Hall, Conference hall L'Avenir d'Auroville will present Dis-mountable housing project. In this meeting they will include a presentation from L'avenir d'Auroville, Housing service and designers on · new site location and plan for a dis-mountable housing project. On Friday 15 April at 4 pm in Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. "Rainbow Child" Auroville Program will open a children's art exhibition. Tomorrow, on 13th of April Matrimandir will remain open for Aurovilians and Newcomers from 6 am to 9 am, and from 4.30 pm to 8 pm only. There will be no visitors concentration on that day because of the elections. Read more

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Transformations

Cheer full spirit of butterfly - Sarasija it might be blamed for a beautiful exhibition at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. The opening of it was an event for itself with Aurelio music and singing, and Swaram team installed wind chimes on the theme of butterflies. As Sarasija explained to us in a interview, butterfly was chosen for its symbolism - transformation of caterpillar to cocoon, and finally to fly free as a butterfly - which she can see in her life, as personal as artistic. But, however, she does follow  line of her artistic and healing work trough mandalas. Read more

Tuesday, 18 January 2011
(Arts & Culture)
A Piece of Art!
What it started as a workshop for disabled people in merely three years overgrown to a project which tends to connect people from different countries, social and ethical backgrounds to express their creativity on a given unsymmetrical shape. Werner Gabriel, the project holder, and initiator brought this traveling exhibition to Auroville trough connections with Life Education Project and Harini. Girls from Life Education Project made a model of given shape out of cloth, and resembles on Indian woman. All 71 pieces that are on display at Gallery Square Circle at Kala Kendra until 21st of December, are indeed so different each from other, which also shows all the beauty of unity in diversity. Read more

Monday, 13 December 2010
(News)
Singing in the Rain
The news of today features a sign of the times: frogsong, as mimicked by the children of Alankuppam Village as they enact stories from their culture pertaining to awareness of ecological issues. Announcements: Banner Bags by Arthena created from Litter Free Auroville banners, another call from the Green Centre for Saturday Market volunteers, a ponderous point from the Auroville Council on housing matters and, Narad's exhibition 'Of Flowers with their Spiritual Significances.' Read more

Monday, 06 December 2010
(Arts & Culture)
In Memory of Hu Hsu

On the occasion of Hu Hsu's centenary year and 101st Birth Anniversary, a group of young people from Auroville and the Ashram organised an exhibition of his paintings, which was generously hosted by the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. On his birthday, friends and admirers gathered to share memories. One of Hu Hsu's poems was read out, traditional music played live and Chinese tea was served. Hu Hsu, the Chinese disciple of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo lived in the Ashram between 1951 and 1978. Mother described him as "a scholar who was at once an artist and a yogi". During his 27 years stay in the ashram he translated among other works, Sri Aurobindo's Life Divine, the Synthesis of Yoga and many more into Chinese including the Bhagavat Gita and the Upanishads. Read more

Friday, 29 October 2010
(Education)
Passage
“Chercher plus loin, toujours plus loin”, voici la philosophie d'Aurevan, 20 ans, et de Smiti, 19 ans, toutes deux étudiantes à «Last school» depuis 7 ans. Pour elles, il ne s'agit pas d'aller à l'école afin d'obtenir des diplômes, mais de vivre l'école et même la cité, comme des lieux d'apprentissage, et de progrès permanents. A “Last school”, la joie d'apprendre et la soif de perfection sont stimulées et nourries grâce a cette éducation particulière appelée: “Libre Progrès”. Ainsi, en 2009, Smiti et Aurevan ont-elles choisi de créer, avec 2 autres étudiants, leur propre exposition d'art à la Pyramide (école d'art d' AV). Read more

Thursday, 21 October 2010
(News)
How About a Tent?
Today's news features a possible solution to the ongoing housing crisis, daunting to those people who contemplate their Newcomer period confronted with 'no room at the inn' when they approach Housing Service. Nkot a new idea, temporary housing in the form of tents standing on a platform with communal kitchen, bathing facilities and toilets. Also in the news announcements include one for ERP (Enterprise Resource Management) software offered by Blue Light and an exhibition of Chinese paintings and calligraphy by Hu Hsu.

Monday, 18 October 2010
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