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    As promised, Art & the City will bring you updates on current happenings in the art and culture scene in Bangalore. We are proud to announce the launch of our next Residency programme – read on!

    Bangalore is abuzz as no less than 10 German residents descend on the City in this expanded edition of the bangaloREsidency.

    Our Residency programme has been conceived as a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and various innovative and contemporary art/cultural spaces in Bangalore, with a view to offering German aspirants a space conducive to creative output and the opportunity to work with Indian artists/experts, in the challenging context of Asia's fastest-growing metropolis. The Residencies are designed to involve mutual exchange so that both the visiting Germans and the local community reap the benefit of fresh perspectives and expanding horizons.

    The project began with a single residency at 1 Shanthi Road, but has grown in popularity and scope and the nine much sought-after residences that are now on offer attract several hundred applications with each call. Our partner organisations range from art arenas and ateliers to theatres, festivals, NGOs and educational institutions. Currently the following institutions, all of which have widely-differing profiles, are part of this project:
    • 1 Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery (Code: Pioneer)
    • Jaaga - Creative Common Ground (Code: Nomad)
    • Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Code: Hybrid)
    • Jagriti Theatre (Code: Thespian)
    • Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Code: Contemporary)
    • Experimenta India Video Festival-Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Code: Cutting Edge)
    • Yuva Chintana Foundation (Code: Transform)
    • Pepper House-Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Code: Confluence) 
    • The Bangalore Literature Festival (Code: Scribe)
    Here for the benefit of a wider audience is a summary of the comprehensive immersion into the local cultural scene that the Residents will be treated to in their first week in Bangalore.

    Orientation Programme (subject to change)

    Saturday August 31, 2013: bangaloREsidents arrive
             6.30 p.m. (Optional):
    Panel Discussion at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan on reviving Bangalore’s lakes:
    Conversations on conservation
    Part of the 8th Voices from the Waters Film Festival

    Sunday September 1, 2013: Deciphering the City

    10.00 a.m.:
    Welcome by Team Goethe
    Departure from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
    Tour of pivotal cultural watering holes for residents, host & facilitators.
    Limited seats for others, first-come, first-served
    (Mail Symbolarts@bangalore.goethe.org):

    • National Gallery for Modern Art
      Eclectic collection of contemporary Indian art
      Gallery Walk
      ngmaindia.gov.in
    • Rangoli Art Centre – city-centre cultural space
      Defining the character of the MG Road boulevard
      Explorations with the Curator Surekha
      facebook.com/RangoliMetroArtCenter
    • Ranga Shankara – dedicated to theatre
      Curtains up on Kannada and regional language, as well as English theatre
      Lunch with Arundhati Nag, Founding Trustee
      + Bookshop Browse
      rangashankara.org
    • Jagriti – centre for performance
      Cameo space in the midst of the gated communities of Whitefield
      Meet Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, Co-Founders
      jagrititheatre.com
    7.00 p.m.:
    Concert - Swarathma Unplugged at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
    Closing event of the 8th Voices from the Waters Film Festival

    Monday September 2, 2013:
    6.30 p.m.:
    Cultural Evening at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
    Documentary Theatre: Presentation on by Kai Tuchmann, Resident@Jaaga
    Art InSight: Meet-the-Curator Riyas Komu, Kochi-Muziris Biennale
    Open Discussion and Get-together

    Tuesday September 3, 2013: Culture Crawl
    10.00 a.m.: Meet at Tasveer
    Tour of interesting art spaces:
    • Tasveer - dedicated to promoting and showcasing contemporary photography
      tasveerarts.com
    • Jaaga – nurturing innovative endeavour
      jaaga.in
    • 1 Shanthi Road – visual art collective
      1shanthiroad.com
    • Galleryske – art gallery
      galleryske.com
    • Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts – creating contexts for contemporary movement arts
      attakkalari.org
    • Gallery Sumukha – promoting Indian contemporary art
      sumukha.com
    Welcome to Bangalore!
    • Alfons Knogl
      Resident@1 Shanthi Road
    • Fabian Hesse
      Resident@Jaaga 
    • Kai Tuchmann & Angelique Doludag
      Residents@Jaaga 
    • Zille Homma Hamid
      Resident@Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology 
    • Anna Marziano
      Resident@Experimenta India/Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology 
    • Anja Bohnhof
      Resident@Pepper House 
    • Tilmann Rammstedt
      Resident@Bangalore Literature Festival 
    • Dijana Zoradana
      Resident@Yuva Chintana Foundation 
    • Andres Oddone
      Resident@Sukoon
    Profiles of each resident outlining their projects and expectations in Bangalore will be online shortly. We welcome feedback on our Projects and activities. Please get in touch: arts@bangalore.goethe.org.


    Editorial


    Neuer Avatar für Art & the City!


    Seit einigen Jahren bietet Art & the City nun schon eine beliebte, globale Online-Ressource für aufschlussreiche Artikel zu unterschiedlichsten Facetten der Kunst und kulturellen Szene Indiens, bislang mit dem Fokus auf vier großen Städten.

    Die Artikel und Essays, von informativen Exposés bis hin zu anspruchsvollen Kritiken und detaillierten Berichten, wurden speziell zu diesem Zweck in Auftrag gegeben und geschrieben von prominenten, international renommierten Persönlichkeiten aus der Kunstwelt. Wir laden Sie ein, in dieses Archiv einzutauchen, um einen Eindruck darüber zu gewinnen, wie sich die indische Kunstszene entwickelt hat und deren Weg in die Zukunft zu begleiten.

    Diese reichhaltige Datenbank an Wissen, die bis in das Jahr 2009 zurückreicht und Bildende Kunst, darstellende Künste und experimentelle Kunst umfasst, wird auch in Zukunft ein außerordentlich wertvolles Archiv für jeden bieten, der sich für aktuelle, kulturelle Themen interessiert.

    Allerdings ist es an der Zeit, das Projekt im Lichte der Verbesserungen von Online-Interfaces und Internet-basierten Ressourcen weiterzuentwickeln. Dieser Prozess ist bereits in vollem Gange, und Sie können sich auf den Relaunch von Art & the City in einem brandneuen, interaktiven Avatar freuen. Neben dem Angebot an ultramodernen, benutzerfreundlichen Optionen, wird das Web-Journal auch frische Perspektiven bei Inhalt und kreativen Dimensionen einführen, wobei der Fokus wesentlich auf Bangalore liegen wird - dem pulsierenden kulturellen Zentrums Südindiens, das sich in der internationalen Kulturszene so herausragend präsentiert.

    Besuchen Sie auch in Zukunft das aufregend-neue Art & the City!

    Christoph Bertrams
    Institutsleiter
    Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

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