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Gallery MMB

A premium exhibition space belonging to the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.

About us

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Current Projects

Klaus Staeck - Exhibition: Nothing is done © Klaus Staeck

Interdisciplinary Project
State of Nature in India

State of Nature in India aims to better understand complexities of anthropogenic processes - a term that depoliticises the current ecological crisis - and critique what it means through a focus on India. It seeks to dissolve boundaries between multiple practices by bringing together artists, cultural practitioners, natural and social scientists, policymakers, activists and thinkers, initiating cross disciplinary conversations in multiple formats. The programme began with a conference in August 2018.
View talks on our youtube channel

Poets translating Poets/Hyderabad Encounter Photo Goethe-Institut © Vivek M

Poets Translating Poets
Poetic Encounter 2019

In the edition of Poets Translating Poets project in 2019, we brought together contemporary poets writing in north-east Indian languages Assamese and Khasi; and German. This ‘poetic encounter’ took place in Shillong in January 2019.
The poets included:

  1. Kerstin Preiwuß, Leipzig, Germany, Poet and prose-writer 
  2. Maitrayee Patar,Tezpur, India, Poet, Singer, Songwriter
  3. Wanphrang K Diengdoh, Shillong, India, Poet, Film-maker, Musician 

Young Curators: Juana Awad & Zeenat Nagree © Young Curators: Juana Awad & Zeenat Nagree

Exchange Programme
Young Curators Exchange

Our first ‘Young Curators Exchange’ programme, in co-operation with HGB Leipzig, ended in October 2019. Aimed at adding a new dimension to Gallery MMB’s programme the project saw Berlin-based curator Juana Awad traveling to India in December 2018 to work with Mumbai-based curator Zeenat Nagree. The resultant exhibition, ‘as it rises into the air: listening in practice’ featured works by thirteen Indian and international artists and was on view from Aug to Oct 2019. The next iteration of this programme will be announced in 2020.