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Monday, July 14, 2008

Jul 18-31: Photo Exhibition: Urban Changes @ Max Mueller Bhavan 
"Greetings from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan!

Clare Arni sought to document "small islands of continuity and tradition in a fast homogenising world where urban change destroys its heritage in the name of progress..."

Mahesh Shantaram was looking for ways to "express my very personal experience of rebirth in Bangalore."

And Vivek M. found it "strange to witness a part of our civilisation going back to the days of gathering for sustenance - but in an entirely different context."

These three Bangalore-based photographers took part in a photography workshop organised by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, which resulted in the Exhibition: Urban Changes, that is currently touring the region. The workshop was conducted by German photographer Andrea K├╝nzig and was designed to document the changes wrought by urbanisation in Indian cities - through the lens of photographers from the South Asian region. We are happy to have all three Bangalore artists with us to launch the exhibition in Bangalore. And especially privileged to welcome Sohail Abdullah from Pakistan in person as well.

Event : Urban Changes
An Exhibition of Photography
Inauguration: Friday, July 18, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Presentation by Clare Arni, Mahesh Shantaram, Vivek M. & Sohail Abdullah
Dates : July 18 - 31, 2008
Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (Mon - Sat)
Venue : Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

All are welcome!
For further details call the Bhavan: 2520 530576/7/8 or visit www.goethe.de/bangalore

In our continuous engagement with urban issues - witness the four recent Bangalore City Project Urban Space Events (BCP City Walks) - we also plan to organise panel discussions and related events during the exhibition to round off and complement the experience for visitors. Details of these events will be announced shortly.

The exhibition Urban Changes can be viewed online at: www.goethe.de/urbanchanges "
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