Reflections on Hyderabad from a Distance Curated by Anja Ellenberger at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
EXHIBITION & PANEL DISCUSSION
BLURRED GAZES REFLECTIONS ON HYDERABAD FROM A DISTANCE
Curated by Anja Ellenberger
Opening: 6:30 pm, 16 September On view till 26 September Kalakriti Art Gallery
An experienced art curator and film researcher from Hamburg, Anja Ellenberger, spent two weeks in Hyderabad to dive into the city's vibrant art life and curate an art exhibition by Hyderabad-based artists. The exhibition reflects the overwhelming multeity of the local art scene, Anja says. She chose to display numerous works based in tradition, e.g., in painting or print, exploring religious or folk art based concepts to more abstract forms, with some works dealing with new media or installation and performance art.
These are the works by:
Afza Tamkanat, A. Rajeswara Rao, B. Padma Reddy, Faiza Hasan, Fawad Tamkanat, Laxman Aelay, Manohar Chiluvri, Masuram Ravi Kanth, Naini Arora, Priyanka Aelay, Sravanthi Juluri, Tanmay Santra, Tato Vaikantum
This exhibition is a culmination of the first artist exchange program supported by the Ministry of Culture, Hamburg, and organized by Kalakriti Art Gallery and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad. The aim of the program was to bring together curators from the twin-cities to study and work on curatorial practices in September 2015. This is part of a long-term residency exchange programme between Hamburg and Hyderabad.
Within the three-week residency in Hyderabad Anja has conducted four workshops for curators and artists from the twin-cities, where they have discussed the following topics:
• Curating as a history and culture of exhibition spaces
• Hierarchies between artistic disciplines
• Formal training of artists and art historians
• What engages artists in India and Germany?
These and other questions will be also raised at a PANEL DISCUSSION at the opening of the exhibition.
The participants of a panel discussion:
Anand Gadapa, Anja Ellenberger, Manohar Chiluveru, Naini Arora. Moderated by Amita Desai.