"Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground"
Travelling exhibition of the Karlsruhe ZKM also in India
At the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), the exhibition "Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics" was developed on basis of a concept by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel and exhibited at the ZKM in Karlsruhe from 2020 to 2022. It has now been adapted as a travelling exhibition for the Goethe-Institut South Asia: "Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground" opened in Mumbai at the end of October, then went on to Colombo in Sri Lanka, as well as to Pune as a forerunner of the Karlsruhe delegation 2023.
Stops in Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore will follow later in 2023. The Goethe-Institut is present in 98 countries with 158 institutes, promotes knowledge of the country and the German language and fosters international cultural cooperation.
On show at "Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground", co-produced by ZKM and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in Mumbai, a selection of the artistic positions will be shown, complemented by further works by Indian and Sri Lankan artists - adapted for local visitors, of course.
"The main aim of the project is to explore the Critical Zone of each station of the travelling exhibition and to address questions relevant to it," says ZKM: "To this end, conversations will be as local as possible within the larger framework of the exhibition theme. Thus, each station will include further dialogues and creative moments to explore and analyse local and pressing issues of each place - the Critical Zone as well as the residents. The exhibition project "Critical Zones" invites visitors to engage with the critical situation of the earth in new and diverse ways and to explore new forms of coexistence between all forms of life.
Digital platform for the exhibition: https://critical-zones.zkm.de/