Exhibition Critical Zones | In Search of A Common Ground

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Saturday, 3 February - Saturday, 9 March 2024

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

Travelling Exhibition | New Delhi Edition

Exploring new modes of coexistence between all forms of life

The exhibition Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground. will be on display at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi from Saturday, 3 February until Saturday, 9 March 2024

For a long time the reactions of Earth to our human actions remained unnoticed, and have now finally – not least due to recent international climate protests – moved into public consciousness. The exhibition project Critical Zones invites visitors to engage with the critical situation of the Earth in a novel and diverse way and to explore new modes of coexistence between all forms of life.

The travelling exhibition was conceived and first exhibited at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2020-2022) based on a concept by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. The original exhibition has been adapted for local audiences in a close dialogue between the curators, art mediators, and the participating Goethe-Institut. Each station will include further dialogues and co-creative moments to investigate and analyse what are issues of importance for each particular location, its Critical Zones, and its inhabitants.

Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground. is a travelling adaption for the Goethe-Institutes in South Asia. It is co-produced by the ZKM | Karlsruhe and the Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, and co-curated by Daria Mille and Mira Hirtz. The New Delhi edition of the traveling exhibition has been curated by Bettina Korintenberg.