Monday, February 28, 2011

Program Rich March @ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

Events for March at Goethe-Insitut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

Film Screening
Roundtable Discussion
Film Screening
Film Screening
Dance Workshop

Sublime Aftershocks: Sociological Reason in the Aftermath of an Earthquake in Gujarat, Western India

3 March, 6 pm

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

As a part of the workshop ‘The Transculturality of Historical Disasters: Governance and the Materialisation of Glocalisation’ organized by Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, there will be a keynote lecture by Edward Simpson, SOAS London, on ‘Sublime Aftershocks: Sociological Reason in the Aftermath of an Earthquake in Gujarat, Western India'.
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Flooded with Memories: Portraits of Inundation from Assam

3-5 March

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

During the period of the workshop, there will also be an exhibition of photographs by Kazu Ahmed, titled ‘Flooded with Memories: Portraits of Inundation from Assam’ .

Leibniz Lecture: Interweaving Dance Cultures

4 March, 6.30 pm

Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most prestigious scientific award in German research. Prize winners present their research in the world-wide Leibniz Lecture series. Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter, 2004 Leibniz awardee, a professor of Theatre and Dance Studies at the Free University of Berlin will give a lecture on ‘Interweaving Dance Cultures’.

Film Screening
The Two Horses of Genghis Khan

7 March, 6.30 pm

India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003

The 7th International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Asian Women's Film Festival will showcase the works of women film makers of Asian origin in a range of genres – fiction, non-fiction, experimental, animation, and television documentaries – representing a diversity in country, content and form. German production ‘The Two Horses of Genghis Khan’ will be screened on March 7 at 6:30 pm, and will be followed by a discussion with the producer / director Byamabasuren Davaa.
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Roundtable Discussion
Dance and choreography - between arts, research and public sphere

8 March, 6.30 pm

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

The roundtable discussion will address urgent areas of enquiry in the area of dance practice and research. Discussants: Gabriele Brandstetter, 2004 Leibniz awardee; Anusha Lall, director and founder of The Gati Dance Forum; Shuddhabrata Sengupta, artist and member of the Raqs Media Collective; Jayachandran Palazhy, dancer and choreographer and the Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore; Moderator & Speaker: Sadanand Menon, writer and journalist, Adjunct Faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

Film Screening
Beloved Berlin Wall

10 March, 8.30 pm

Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre

Casting a perceptive look at the last days of the GDR, Beloved Berlin Wall is a lively screwball comedy set against the harsh historical facts, a tale of a love affair that becomes an act of civil courage. Written and directed by Peter Timm. The film screening is part of the EU Film Festival.
For further information on the EU Film Festival please check out "EU Film Festival India 2011" on Facebook.

Making of... The Halfmoon Files

12-26 March (open on all days except Sundays and public holidays)

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

“Making Of ... The Halfmoon Files” is a four channel sound and video installation by Britta Lange and Philip Scheffner on the so-called “Half Moon Camp”, where mostly Indian and North-African “colonial soldiers” had been imprisoned from 1914 to 1918. “The Halfmoon Files” is about tales on the interweaving of colonialism, war, media, politics, entertainment culture and science.

Film Screening
The Halfmoon Files

12 March, 7 pm

Library, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

In his experimental search “The Halfmoon Files”, the filmmaker Philip Scheffner follows the traces of image and sound documents of these war prisoners. It is a film about gaps, omissions and the construction of history. A film whose protagonists are, for the most part, not visible – their presence however is perceptible. In other words: it is a ghost story.

Objective Data - Subjective Texts. Anthropological and Linguistic Research on Indian War Prisoners from 1915 - 1918

14 March, 7 pm

Library, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

It was the researchers working in the humanities who made sound recordings of largely folkloric texts and songs with the prisoners of the “Half Moon Camp”. By way of the Indian sound recordings, the lecture by Britta Lange will show that these recordings were similarly made with “objective” instruments and methods and thereby took no note of the apparent “subjective” messages of the speaker. Respondent: Prof. Shahid Amin, University of Delhi

Dance Workshop
Gati Workshop

Beginners, 12 March, 10 am to 1 pm: Danza Performing Arts Studio, C-1, Beyond Fitness, Sector 40, Opposite Sec 40 Huda Market, Gurgaon. Nearest Metro: Huda City Centre.

Beginners, 13 March, 10 am to 1 pm: Aura School of Dance, Heathways Gym, Lawrence Road, Opposite B Block, Keshav Puram, New Delhi. Nearest Metro: Kanhaiya Nagar.

Professionals, 12 & 13 March, 6 pm to 9 pm: Natya Ballet Centre, Gole Market, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi.

The Gati Workshop by and with avant-garde choreographer Terence Lewis includes two different kinds of courses: A master class for beginners and a 2-day workshop for professionals. Registration required. Limited seats.
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Remembering Pina Bausch with Anne Linsel

18 & 19 March, 7 pm

Library, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Pina Bausch died on June 30, 2009. Drawing deeply on the violence in male-female relationships, often with mordantly witty texts and fantastical sets, Pina Bausch crossed the borders between dance and theatre. She has also had an enormous influence on visual art and cinema. ‘Remembering Pina Bausch with Anne Linsel’ is an attempt to understand Pina Bausch’s work and life through the eyes of Anne Linsel (film-maker, journalist and publicist) who followed the artist for many years. Films will be followed by discussion and Q&A session with Anne Linsel.

Open Air Film Night: Friendship

26 March, 5.30 pm onwards

Lawns, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

The upcoming Open Air Film Night is all about friendship! Featured films include ‘A friend of Mine’ (Ein Freund von mir; Regie: Sebastian Schipper, 2006), ‘Underdogs' (Underdogs - Schwere Jungs Habens Echt Nicht Leicht; Regie: Jan Hinrik Drevs, 2007) and ‚‘Sheep and Chips‘ (Die Schimmelreiter; Regie: Lars Jessen, 2009). The animated short film 'The Raft‘ (Das Floß, Regie: Jan Thüring, 2004) will also be shown.

Photographing the Metropolitan

28 March - 8 April, 10 am to 7 pm (open all days except Sundays and public holidays)

Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Curated by Sunil Gupta, 'Photographing the Metropolitan' will feature art works by Verena Jaekel (Berlin) and Sandip Kuriakose (Delhi). The exhibition will explore a common point of departure in the construction of the metro and its impact on the metropolis.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Asia Art Archives, Abraaj Capital Prize etc..


January – July 2011

Local Artist Residency with Wong Wai Yin

26 February 2011

The Subject of Archives Symposium & Launch of Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram, JNU, New Delhi

February – April 2011

Open Edit: Mobile Library at Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City

March 2011

International Artist Residency:


May 2011

Education partner at ART HK 11 - Backroom Conversations

Abraaj Capital Art Prize

Announcement of dates for artists & curators to apply

Curators' applications accepted from January 1 – 31, 2011
Artists' applications accepted from February 1 – April 30, 2011

New website launching in 2011:
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The Abraaj Capital Art Prize, established by the Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital, is opening upapplications for independent curators and artists to apply for its 4th edition. One of the most generous art prizes inthe world, the prize is extending its reach to provide the most dynamic creative collaborations between internationalcurators and artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA).

Maya Burman @ Art Musings, Mumbai

Ruben Bellinkx @ Maskara Gallery, Mumbai

Picchwai Paintings @ Red Earth Galleries, Baroda

Saturday, February 26, 2011

March Shows

Family Fiction by Sudhir Patwardhan at LKA, New Delhi

Earth Work at Jaaga, Bangalore

Asma Menon- Artist of the Month @ Cholamandal, Chennai

Valay Shende @ Indian Highway IV

Art Book Store and Cafe @ LKA, Trissur, Kerala

Ellinor Euler @ 1 Shanti Road

Gond Paintings by Japani Shyaam @ LKA, Trissur, Kerala

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two New Shows

Solicited Perspectives at Loft, Mumbai

As a project initiated by the Loft Lower Parel, Mumbai to support the first time curators, Himali Singh Soin curates a show titled 'Space Invaders'. The show features the works of Ismael Sanz-Pena, Bard Sandemose. Show opens on 5th March and will continue till 19th March 2011. Opening preview on 4th March at the Loft, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Distress Migration at 1 Shanti Road, Bangalore

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lot of Art Jobs; Are You There?

Surfacing Over There at Matthieu Foss, Mumbai

Reputed Gallery Wants Research and Documentation Assistants

A well known gallery in New Delhi looks out for Research Assistants and Documentation officers.

The applicant should be a post graduate in art history, criticism, aesthetics or visual art.

Attractive pay package and an opportunity to work with eminent artists and their works.

Send in your application with Bio-Data and other details to:

Gallery Needs Office Executive

A new gallery based in South Delhi (towards Aya Nagar) wants an office executive. The applicant should be proficient in handling communication and general aspects of exhibition mounting.

Write to :

Opportunity for Student Artists to Sell Their works

Are you an art student? And you want to sell your work below Rs.50,000/? There are collectors looking out for your works.

Send in your low resolution images, bio-data to

If you are twenty five years old, out of college and still want to sell your work below Rs.50,000/-, you may also apply.

Art History Students at Jamia Millia Islamia Curate 'Transformation'

Art History MFA students of the Art History Department at the Jamia Millia Islamia curate a show titled Transformation. The show was officially graced by eminent artist Shobha Broota on 21st February 2011. The show is on till 26th February. The student curators are Nisha Aggarwal, Pradeep Arya, Romana Farid and Satish Malaviya.

Delhi Art Gallery Celebrates the Progressives with Bikram Singh's film

Delhi Art Gallery (DAG), New Delhi celebrates the ongoing exhibition on the Bombay Progressive Artists, with the screening of a film on the Progressives by the noted documentary director, Bikram Singh on 25th February 2011 at 5 pm at the gallery in Haus Khaz Village. Open to all.

Humor, Wit and Satire: Show extended @ Threshold Gallery, New Delhi

Humor, Wit and Satire, a group show of eminent artists who works with a sense of humor, curated by Tunty Chauhan is extended till 28th February 2011.

K.C.S Panicker Prize for K.S.Radhakrishnan

Government of Kerala and Lalitha Kala Akademy conferred the second K.C.S.Panicker Prize to eminent sculptor K.S.Radhakrishnan. In a well attended function at the Durbar Hall Grounds in Kochi, K.S.Radhakrishan received the award.

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