Exhibition The Shifting City

Shifting City - Pictures of Ritesh Uttamchandani Photos: Ritesh Uttamchandani

Sat, 06.04.2019 -
Sun, 16.06.2019

Gallery MMB

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
400001 Mumbai

An exhibition curated by Kaiwan Mehta, in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation.

The Shifting City is extended till June 16. The exhibition will remain open from 11 am to 7 pm on all days, including Sundays.

The exhibition is a part of the project called Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country which was the main theme of the German Pavilion presented at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016 - La Biennale di Venezia. It was developed by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and articulated architectural responses to questions about Germany as an immigration country. The exhibition has been adapted in nine cities across the world that are considered ‘arrival cities’.

The city of Mumbai is a place that marks your arrival – a destination in a continuum – hopes of ‘making it’ within the larger cycle of economic and social well-being. To have come to the city and begin living here, as part of its machinery of material and financial exchanges – one has the notion of having entered a world system of objects and spaces. There is a clear corporeal and urban production of this ARRIVED sense – shaping the idea of city-living, and geographies of experience and encounter. These geographies of ‘arrival’ are established through a range of particular spatial narratives – spaces and behaviours of utilisation and occupation, being and becoming; and architecture emerges as the key site of this action and arrival.
The Mumbai Pavilion includes new works specially developed for the exhibition by visual artist and designer Sameer Kulavoor, writer and journalist Rachel Lopez, photographer and journalist Ritesh Uttamchandani, as well as incorporates existing works from artist Sudhir Patwardhan, photographers Pallon Daruwala and Peter Bialobreszki; the pavilion will also showcase extracts from research projects and books Extreme Urbanism IV: Looking at Hyper Density – Dongri, Mumbai (Harvard University) and State of Housing: Aspirations, Imaginaries, and Realities in India (UDRI and AF).

Photo gallery of the exhibition in Mumbai: