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Yamuna.Elbe Project Y

NEW DELHI09 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011 Click to view details

Venue Most of the events will take place on the Yamuna River bank in Delhi, near the old Yamuna Bridge at the Golden Jubilee Park.
A Public Art Project at the Yamuna in Delhi and the Elbe in Hamburg
  1. Background
  2. About the Curators
  3. About the Artists
  4. Event Schedule
  5. Outreach and Educational Activities

 


 

Background

Project Y is a public art and outreach project initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Hamburg, and carried out in the framework of “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”. It will be held in the cities of Delhi and Hamburg between October 16th and November 20th, 2011, almost in parallel. 

The collaborative project is centered on the idea of creating ecological sustainable rivers in cities. Both the rivers - Elbe and the Yamuna are central to Hamburg’s and Delhi’s futures and there are various, deeply involved discussions around them, intensified by current challenges facing water issues. There is great public interest in the subject, even though the dialogues may be different in each place. It is expected to be one of the prime and most visible public projects during the project series “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”, and also coincides with the India week in Hamburg, celebrating Hamburg having been nominated as the European Green Capital 2011.


About the Curators

Two curators, Ravi Agarwal from Delhi and Till Krause from Hamburg have been invited to co-curate the project.

  • Ravi Agarwal is a well-acclaimed Indian artist, and is also a practicing environmentalist.
  • Till Krause is a well know land artist from Hamburg who also runs an art – space.

About the Artists

Acclaimed Indian and German artists have been invited to participate in producing on-site installations, which will be on show for 2 weeks in each city. They will deal with the discourse around the river. Each artist has conceptualized a work that highlights important issues related to the rivers – be they ecological, developmental, socio-cultural, or religious.

In Delhi, the participating artists are:

  • Asim Waqif
  • Atul Bhalla
  • Gigi Scaria, and Sheba Chhachhi from India
  • and Nana Petzet and Jochen Lempert from Germany.

In Hamburg, the participating artists are:

  • Atul Bhalla
  • Navjot Altaf
  • Ravi Agarwal
  • Sheba Chhachhi, and Vivan Sundaram from India and,
  • Daniel Seiple, Anna Möller, Jochen Lempert, and Ines Lechleitner from Germany.
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Event Schedule

Yamuna - Elbe: The River Project

Date

Day

Activity

Venue

Timing

05/11/11

Sat

Writing Workshop

FICA reading room

11:00 am - 05:00 pm

08/11/11

Tue

A Wall is a Screen

Defence Colony Market

07:00 pm onwards

10/11/11

10/11/11

Thu

A Wall is a Screen

Amita Baviskar, on-site (Yamuna) , 10 Nov, 2pm

Defence Colony Market

 

Yamuna Site

07:00 pm onwards

 

2:00 pm

09/11/11

Wed

Official Opening onsite + MMB - the Elbe exhibition

DDA Park / MMB

 

11/11/11

Fri

Interschool Debate

Onsite

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

11/11/11

Fri

Toxics Link Talk

India International Centre

6:00 pm - 8:00pm

12/11/11

Sat

Writing Workshop

Onsite

11:00 am - 05:00 pm

12/11/11

Sat

Suchet Malhotra/Glenn Louvet

Onsite

7:15pm

13/11/11

Sun

Vimlendu Jha (Eco Walks)

MMB to Loha Pull

06:45 am

13/11/11

Sun

Suhail Hashmi  (Eco Walks)

 

02:30 -05:00pm

14/11/11

Mon

School Workshop I

Onsite

10:00am - 12:00am

15/11/11

Tue

School Workshop II

Onsite

10:00am - 12:00am

16/11/11

Wed

School Workshop III

Onsite

10:00am - 12:00am

16/11/11

Wed

Eco Walk

Okhla Barrage

08:00 am - 10:30 am

17/11/11

Thu

School Workshop  IV

Onsite

10:00am - 12:00am

18/11/11

Fri

School Workshop V

Onsite

10:00am - 12:00am

17/11/11

Fri

Vidya Shah Concert

Onsite

7:15 PM

19/11/11

Sat

Writing Workshop

FICA reading room

11:00 am - 05:00 pm

20/11/11

Sun

To be Updated.     

For more information, log on to http://www.yamuna-elbe.de/index.php?title=Dehli

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Outreach & Educational Activities

  • School Outreach Programme: This will include:

-       Art installation making from collected trash

-       Interschool poster-making competition

-       Interschool debate on urban development and sustainability.

-       Eco-walks

Participating schools will include NDMC, MCD schools; private schools, NGO organizations for children such as Deepalaya, Kendriya / Sarvodaya vidyalaya as well as schools from the German network – Pasch.

  • River Walks: Historians, such as Sohail Hasmi and environmentalists, such as, Vimlendu Jha will conduct walks around the Yamuna as well as Delhi’s water systems to sensitize the general public as well as school children to their natural heritage and the impact of urban development on it.
  • Public Discussions on subjects related to the river and the environment will also take place 
  • Films and Musical Concerts: Films on the water and the Yamuna will be screened. A rock concert / musical evening will be organized by the river Yamuna
  • Writing workshops

 

Project partners for the outreach and educational activities include:

World Wildlife Fund; Toxics Link; Swechha; Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art; KHOJ – artists collaborative; and several important historians and environmentalists in their individual capacity.

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Invite to the Vidya Shah Concert on 17th November, 2011

Invite to the Vidya Shah Concert on 17th November, 2011

 

Official Invite

 

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