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Kitchen memories There's a comforting corner at C13's Shrine Empire Gallery. Apart from paintings, there is a bright spot with an installation by Anoli Perera called Memory Keeper: The Blue Cupboard. It's a wooden cupboard with a central space in lace that veils a video projection of a pair of hands washing ceramic cups. The lower half of the cupboard has tea cups flowing out. Perera's note reads, "I live amidst the comfort of memories, ordinary paraphernalia in which ordinary meals have been cooked and served by many generations."

A Room of One's Own Jitish Kallat's continued engagement with a 1939 letter written by Gandhi to Hitler comes to the fair through his solo project Covering Letter (P10). A two-way dark room, with a projected image dividing the room into two, had curious onlookers fascinated. Supported by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, the project looks at the irony of the letter, from "the great advocate of peace" to one of the most "violent" leaders.

And More

n Nandita Kumar has created a miniature city inside a glass bottle. Complete with roads, buildings and windmills, this projects the cramped surroundings within a city. At: Lakeeren Art Gallery, A 4

n Nantu Behari Das has chubby children at play. Seemingly a take-off from fur toys, these are made of aluminum nails.

At: Gallery Sanskriti, S 15

n Atul Dodiya's shutter installation of his interpretation of the Delhi gang rape has "Nirbhaya" and "29.12.2012" on it. At Vadera Art Gallery, F 2

n Indian art dominates but there are works of western masters, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso as well as the contemporaries, Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst. At Die Galerie, B 5; Invesart Gallery and Sanchit Art,H 2

n Australian artist Jane Dyer has a wall filled with black butterflies, titled The Butterfly Effect. At TAG Fine Arts, D 5.

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