Tuesday 29 September 2015

PIANO CONCERT | Anil Srinivasan

Goethe Zentrum would like to invite all music lovers to a piano concert by Anil Srinivasan this Saturday, 3 October, 7:30 pm at Hyderabad Public School.

Monday 28 September 2015

STAMMTISCH | Octoberfest & The Day of German Unity

If you would like to practice German and learn about German culture ​at an informal sitting, followed by chat and German snacks - join our Stammtisch! This time our theme is "Oktoberfest ​& The Day of German Unity". Please, register in advance - the number of seats is limited!

STAMMTISCH | Oktoberfest
​ ​& The Day of German Unity
6 October, Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Registration : Rs. 50

​ ​is a large folk festival of fun and beer, attracting millions of people every year. Centuries ago it started as a celebration of a royal wedding. Today the festival is influenced by German Unity Day, one of the most important German holidays.

If you would like to learn about the traditions of Oktoberfest celebrations, as well as experience some of them – join our Stammtisch! In the program: Oktoberfest music, competitions and games, quiz, German snacks and many more.

For registration please contact culture@goethehyderabad.com till 1 October. Registration is on “first come – first served” basis. The number of participants is limited. Participation fee : Rs.50

Friday 25 September 2015

ART INSTALLATION & PANEL DISCUSSION | Thread by Thread - Border Stories and the Role of Fabric

We are happy to announce a much awaited exhibition of an internationally acclaimed artist Baptist Coelho:

Opening:​ ​9​ ​October​, 6:30 pm
​On view till 24 October
10 October, 11:00 am

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, entry : free

How can – at a first glance – simple fabric, a piece of cloth tell emotional, deeply personal yet universal stories of conflict and war? A Mumbai-based visual artist Baptist Coelho knows. He has been researching the conflict in Siachen Glacier since almost ten years, expressing his observations through art. The multimedia exhibition Thread by thread at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad displays his earlier works, comprised by fabrics and materials used by the Siachen soldiers. Through installations, photographs and sound the artist focuses on the life of the soldier not as a machine of war but as a man with emotions and vulnerabilities. Coelho is trying to reveal and understand conflict and war through observations and conversations that have been woven into the fabric of the lives of people, whether directly or indirectly affected.

The opening of the exhibition will be followed by a panel discussion Border Stories and The Role Of Fabric on 10 ​October. This is related to the theme of the exhibition which seeks to explore the impact of conflict and war through the medium of textiles that are used by soldiers on the Siachen Glacier.

Baptist Coelho received his Masters of Arts from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design -BIAD, UK (2006). He received various awards and exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and film screenings, as well as conducted workshops, artist talks and panel discussions in Asia, Europe and South Africa. Baptist is the 2015-16 Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Department of War Studies, King's College London.

The exhibition is curated by Monisha Ahmed, an independent researcher, an author of an award-winning book Living Fabric: Weaving among the Nomads of Ladakh Himalaya (2002). She is the cofounder and Executive Director of LAMO and Associate Editor for Marg Publications, Mumbai.

Monday 14 September 2015

EXHIBITION & PANEL DISCUSSION | BLURRED GAZES Reflections on Hyderabad from a distance

We are glad to invite you to an EXHIBITION & PANEL DISCUSSION

Reflections on Hyderabad from a distance
Curated by Anja Ellengerger

Opening: 6:30 pm, 16 September
On view till 28 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. 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.

Anja 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. The exhibition reflects the multeity of the local art scene which was overwhelming, Anja says. She admits, Indian art can’t be fairly approached within traditional Western categories and frameworks. Thus, the exhibition is rather the reflection of her personal view:

“Perceptions of Hyderabad art intertwine with impressions from the city which I observed through car windows, from autos and two-wheelers – always from a distance. This is a very personal view of a European, Hamburg-based curator on Indian art, which is deeply rooted in its tradition and history. Despite the fact, that nowadays everybody tends to speak about a "globalized" world, this doesn't seem to hold true for most people actually living in it”, Anja pointed out.

Anja Ellenberger is a German art curator and film researcher, currently working as an associate Professor at the Institute of Media and Communication of the University of Hamburg and a freelance curator and consultant at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. She worked as a curator and a part of the selection committee at various international short film festivals, has been a researcher at the German Institute for Animated Film Dresden, Das andere Fernsehen und das andere Kino in Hamburg. She has taught at Jilin Animation Institute Changchun, China in 2011.


Wednesday 2 September 2015

THE WEEK AHEAD | 2 September 2015

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is pleased to announce its schedule of cultural events for the week ahead.
All the events are free and open to all!

3 September | GERMAN MOVIE DAY
11:30 am, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: free

7 September | TALK BY BSAP
6:00 pm, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: free

ZUG IN DIE FREIHEIT (The Freedom Train)
6:30 pm, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: free

6:30 pm, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: free