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Inhabiting Critical Zones

Critical Zones
© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


Inhabiting Critical Zones : A conversation between
Ranjit Hoskote, Curator and Cultural Theorist
Peter Weibel, Director, ZKM | Karlsruhe
Philipp Ziegler, Head of Curatorial Department, ZKM | Karlsruhe
Daria Mille, Senior Curator, ZKM | Karlsruhe and Curator of Critical Zones
Mira Hirtz, Curator and Mediator, Critical Zones, India and Sri Lanka

Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics, was conceived and exhibited at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2020–2022) based on a concept by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. For the Goethe-Institut South Asia, a travelling adaption of Critical Zones titled Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground is co-produced by the ZKM | Karlsruhe, and the Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. It shows a selection of artistic positions and is complemented by further works from Indian and Sri Lankan artists.
The South Asia tour begins in Mumbai on October 28, 2022 and will continue onwards to Sri Lanka and other cities in India. In this first related hybrid event on the October 29th, the panellists (present in Library MMB and online) will speak about the ideas behind Critical Zones and its impact and relevance in the arts, sciences and geo-politics globally. They will reflect on the importance of the concept and the contributions made to it by the French philosopher Bruno Latour, who passed away recently on October 9, 2022.

You will be sent a link to the livestream of the event before the show starts.

Join us at the library earlier to converse with Ranjit, Philipp and Mira.



Located at: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)
159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
400023 Mumbai

Language: English
Price: Free entry

In-person as well as hybrid event