Charles Correa: Un-Built Works; curated by the Charles Correa Foundation

Charles Correa, Mumbai 2016 © Amruta Nemivant

Tue, 15.03.2016 -
Sat, 14.05.2016

Gallery MMB

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

Supported by Bombay City Policy Research Foundation and the Rolex Institute, in conjunction with the State of Architecture Exhibition

11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
Opening: March 15, 6:30 pm

Curators’ Note
Charles Correa’s built projects are recognized for their ingenuity and conceptual clarity. However, a collection of his un-built work: competition entries, commissions and public projects, are rich repositories of his ideas and occupy a significant portion of his oeuvre. This un-built work, though less well-known, contributed significantly to the clarity of his thought and design. Here we see the seminal idea intact, unhindered by the pragmatic force of the building process. This exhibition highlights these un-built projects, through the drawings and sketches of Correa’s archive.
 
The intent of this exhibition is to present the body of his un-built projects in a way that illuminates important continuities in his thought, bringing into focus key lineages, while keeping his prolific career in the background of the narrative. Within a broader timeline of his work and career, we position the un-built projects that are crucial milestones in the development and articulation of his concerns and issues right from housing to planning, and culture to politics.
 
by Nondita Correa Mehrotra
 
  • Drawing, Office for the Nuclear Power Corporation, Mumbai, 1988 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Drawing, Plan of the Archeology Museum, Bhopal, 1985 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Drawing, The Islamic Museum Proposal, Qatar, 1998 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Photograph of the Model, Osaka Pavilion, 1969 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Sketch, Cablenagar Housing, Rajasthan, 1967 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Sketch, Residence for the Prime Minister, Delhi 1973 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Sketch, Sky-Lobbies in the MHADA Housing Project, 1999 © Charles Correa Foundation
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 2 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
    Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 2
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 3 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 4 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
    Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 4
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 5 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
    Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 5
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 6 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
    Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 6
  • Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 7 © Goethe-Institut Mumbai / Amruta Nemivant
    Exhibition: Charles Correa in Mumbai 7

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