Dec 4-19: Art, Space and the City - Photo Exhibition @ MMB
"Greetings from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan!
The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with the Bengaluru Habba 2008, is happy to announce a Photo Exhibition, featuring six Bangalore-based photographers: Clare Arni, Jyothy Karat, Rudra Rakshit Sharan, Vinayak Das, Vivek M. and Vivek Singh.
Event: Art Space and the City - Photo Exhibition Inauguration: December 3, 6.30 p.m. On view: December 4 - 19, 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Venue: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
In keeping with its engagement with art and the public space, and also to fulfil the need for a platform/forum for young and emerging photographers the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan entered into a dialogue with several city-based photographers - an interaction that was sparked off by Clare Arni, a senior photographer and that resulted in Art, Space and the City: a photo exhibition on art and culture in the public spaces of Bangalore. This is part of a larger project aimed at raising awareness of the importance of public spaces in Bangalore. A challenging project indeed, since public spaces are disappearing and degenerating rapidly, in the name of modernisation, commercialisation of land and expanding infrastructure.
The photographers involved in the project set about to try and figure out, in how far spaces in Bangalore that can be deemed public in the sense of more or less uninhibited access - like streets, parks, tanks, neighbourhoods, cricket grounds, etc. - are used for cultural and/or artistic activities. Details on the artists and their projects is in the attached document.
You are cordially invited for the Inauguration and we request you to give wide publicity to the event and depute your art critic to view and review the exhibition.