Inauguration: August 29, 2012, 7.00 p.m.
In the presence of the artist
Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities is proud to present a unique exhibition: Wasser-Werke / Water-Works by the renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff. This creative display on the crucial element of water is an integral part of the Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival, to be held for the 7th time in the City.
Water has become one of the most important and crucial topics and elements of today. Its life-giving though destructive power is one of the dramatic arcs that we follow around the globe. The exposition at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan comprises objects, installations and photographs about water by Markus Heinsdorff. Intensive contact to the element is a central concern of the theme. The project with the guiding idea of art and science deals with water and the environment from different perspectives. Part of the exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Hydromechanics-Laboratory of the Technische Universität München, Germany under the supervision of Christoph Rapp and displays objects with and about water. The project series exists since 2009 and has been continuously expanded. Starting in Germany the exhibition tours several countries, thus addressing local and global issues related to water.
The exhibition has been at: Munich, Germany, Kallmann-Museum (2009), Technische Universität München (2011), São Paulo, Brazil, German House of Science and Innovation, Club Transatlantico (2012), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rio+20 - UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Germany-Pavilion (2012)
Markus Heinsdorff: The Munich installation artist has been a visiting scholar for arts for several years at various Asien universities. He created the German-Chinese house made of bamboo at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. Besides the material bamboo, his work is dedicated to the element water. Since 1990, a variety of installations and objects with or about this essence of life were created. In spring 2011, the German Foreign Office commissioned Markus Heinsdorff to develop textile pavilions as buildings of art which are exhibited in five Indian cities under the title "Germany and India - Infinite Opportunities (Urban Mela)" from November 2011 until the end of 2012.
Markus Heinsdorff and his sensational Pavilions were the talk of the town during the Indo-German Urban Mela at Palace Grounds from June 22 to July 1, 2012.
Guest Artist: Kurt Benning
He is a photographer and video artist who lives and works in Munich.