Young Photographers from Berlin, Warsaw and Mumbai
What makes our cities today so attractive? Is it money, the freedom of anonymous spaces, is it the manifold attractions or the unlimited possibilities, the prospects of success which inevitably also carry the risk of failure?
Young photographers of the Ostkreuz School of Berlin along with colleagues from Warsaw, Lodz and Mumbai have tracked down biographies, places and stories which contemporize the search for fortune and also its failure in the three metropolitan cities. People in Mumbai, who in the early hours of the day, set forth in overcrowded commuter trains to their workplaces, gays and lesbians who find their little El-Dorado in Warsaw, failed livelihood of artists, “the underbelly” of Mumbai’s Bollywood dream factory, sad faces in colourful shopping malls in contrast with the traditional shopkeepers of the Praga quarter of Warsaw city, unsettling images of a desire for a “secured” life in the “Gated Communities” of Warsaw, a fitness centre for men who toughen themselves for the daily grind in the urban jungle of Mumbai…
Artistic guidance: Armin Smailovic, Werner Mahler
A production of the Goethe Institute Warsaw and Mumbai and the Ostkreuz School of Photography Berlin in collaboration with the Polish Institute in Berlin.
MumbaiPiramal Gallery (NCPA)
Mumbai 400 021
Opening: 8.10.2010, 6.30 pm
Discussion: 9.10.2010, 6.30 pm
with Armin Smailovic, Marla Stukenberg, Martin Wälde
and the photographers of the Fortune Seekers Rebecca Sampson, Pal Pillai und Dhiraj Singh.
Goethe Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
BerlinGallery in Willy-Brandt-Haus
Wilhelmstraße 140/Stresemannstraße 28
WarsawCentrum Działan Twórczych 1500 m2
ul. Solec 18
Vernissage 22.05.2010, 6pm
with DJ bshosa & dr dip (detroitZDRoJ)
Opening hours: daily from 1pm to 9pm, except on the 3, 6 and 9 June 2010
Also open during parties in the club.