ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Max Mueller Bhavan - October 1st - October 31st <p>Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is pleased to present Calcutta: Chitpur Road Neighborhoods, a presentation of photographs by twenty one German photographers, under the guidance of Peter Bialobrzeski. This body of work is unique in its methodology as its main aim was to develop a coherent, unified approach towards the subject. It challenged traditional ideas associated with originality and aimed at creating a more universal aesthetic of photography shared by these 21 photographers.&nbsp; This reversal of thinking was in itself a challenge, and it was absolutely important to overcome it in order for the project to be a success. The participants worked in groups and took turns to direct the shoots. Their aim was to &ldquo;A good picture a day&rdquo;. &nbsp;They worked under the collective name: &nbsp;&lsquo;A Kolkata Heritage Photo Project&rsquo;, and are the joint authors of this body of work.<br /><br />During the 19th century, Kolkata was one of the most economically affluent cities in India under the British, the city elites demonstrated their affluence by building huge palaces in a unique mix of traditional Moghul architecture with classical and Victorian elements. Today, the neighbourhoods around the historical axis of Chitpur road in North Kolkata, still exhibit the remnants of this architecture style. Though decaying as architecture monuments, they still house a vibrant community. The project aimed at capturing these two extremities of the area, without deviating from their set approach.<br /><br />In 2008, Hatje Cantz published the book &lsquo;Calcutta: Chitpur Road Neighborhoods&rsquo;, based on this project. Though all the 21 photographers were students of Peter Bialobrzeski at the University of Arts Bremen in 2006, today they are all individual professional photographers. The Kolkata Heritage Project consists of Claudia Aguilar, Johanna Ahlert, Bj&ouml;rn Behrens, J&ouml;rg Br&uuml;ggemann, Tine Casper, Franziska von den Driesch, Anja Engelke, Tobias Gratz, Christian G&uuml;ssow, D&ouml;rte Haupt, Andr&eacute; Hemstedt, Manja Herrmann, Torben H&ouml;ke, Britta Isenrath, Joanna Kosowska, J&oslash;rgen Kube, Pia Pollmanns, Silke Schmidt, Inga Seevers, Marion &Uuml;dema, Sandy Volz.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>About Peter Bialobrzeski</strong><br />Peter Bialobrzeski studied photography at the Folkwangschule in Essen and the LCP in London. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, Asia, Afrika and Australia. He won several awards including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010. Since 2002 Peter is a regular Professor for photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen/Germany. Furthermore he runs workshops around the world. He is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, LA Galerie in Frankfurt/Germany and also shows with Robert Morat Gallery in his hometown Hamburg, as well as at m97 Gallery in Shanghai. In 2012 he was honoured with the Erich Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh).</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:31:44 +0000 Surendra Sonar - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 22nd - September 28th Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:59:11 +0000 Sanjeev Mirajkar - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 22nd - September 28th Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:57:03 +0000 Appasaheb Dasharath Kate - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 22nd - September 28th Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:55:06 +0000 Prasad Pawar, Vikrant Shitole, Mahendra Potdar, Azarruddin Eenamdar - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 22nd - September 28th Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Shivlal Saroha - Art Heritage Gallery - September 23rd - October 21st Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:42:02 +0000