Indischer Glamour in Stuttgart
14. Indisches Filmfestival Stuttgart
Mit einem festlichen Empfang am Roten Teppich und der schwarzen Komödie „Newton“ von Amit Masurkar startete am 19. Juli 2017 das 14. Indische Filmfestival Stuttgart im „Metropol Kino“. Der aktuelle indische Film ist bis 23. Juli 2017 Thema in Stuttgart. „Bei 50 Filmen, die hier gezeigt werden“, so Unternehmer Andreas Lapp, „Lapp Gruppe“ und Honorarkonsul der Republik Indien für Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland Pfalz, „werden etliche Highlights zu sehen sein.“
Auch wenn das natürlich nur eine kleine indische Auswahl ist, wie Festival-Kuratorin Uma Da Cunha aus Mumbai anmerkte: „Aber das Programm lohnt sich!“ Immerhin hat sie das komplette Programm schon gesehen. „Es geht auch um den Austausch, um Anregungen und um das Einbringen neuer Ideen – die Besucherzahl ist hier nicht der Gradmesser“, so Festivalleiter Oliver Mahn. Indien ist angesagt, nicht nur in wirtschaftlicher Sicht, wo sich das Land längst zu einem Fels in der Brandung der Weltpolitik entwickelt hat, „sondern auch in der Kultur“, so Lapp.
Heidelberg Castle Revisited
Computer Simulation Reconstructs Heidelberg Castle
Strikes of lightning, fires, wars – not only ravages of time left their traces on Heidelberg Castle. Today, it is considered one of the most important renaissance buildings north of the Alps. And it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany with about 1.1 million visitors from all over the world every year – many of them from English speaking countries and Asia. Now, a researcher of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (just 60 Kilometers away from the castle) has reconstructed the castle as it looked before its destruction by means of a three-dimensional virtual model.
Some people say that the enchanted building on a hill above the historic old town of Heidelberg is the best-known castle ruin in the world. Martin Luther, the reformer who came to Heidelberg to defend his theses, praised the beauty of the impressive fortress. Later, after its destruction by troops of French sun king Louis XIV, the ruin became the epitome of German romanticism.
art KARLSRUHE 2017
Honouring the work of gallerists and artists rather than regarding artworks as mere investment items
art KARLSRUHE will kick off the season of art fairs from 16 to 19 February 2017. A total of 211 galleries from eleven nations will present works by renowned German and foreign artists in the halls of Karlsruhe’s trade fair. Punctually in time for the show, the art KARLSRUHE catalogue is now available: all participating galleries and artists are included among its 672 pages.
An especially “art-full” success story
Established in accord with a unique concept in 2004, art KARLSRUHE has borne new fruits each year and written an ongoing success story.
This dialectical presentation of Classical Modern and Contemporary art annually attracts some 50,000 visitors to the halls of Karlsruhe’s trade fair. Interest among gallerists likewise remains unabatedly high: some 300 galleries applied for stands at this year’s fair. The seven jurors on the art KARLSRUHE advisory council decided to limit the participants to circa 200 galleries – because each artwork by the 1,518 exhibiting artists must be given an opportunity to fully reveal its qualities and to be perceived clearly.
Discover. Love. Collect.
art KARLSRUHE 2017: advisory board has selected 210 galleries from 12 countries
Numerous one-artist shows, spacious sculpture areas and exclusive special exhibitions: with its hallmarks, art KARLSRUHE – International Fair for Classical Modern and Contemporary Art has been an ongoing success story. Under the slogan “Discover. Love. Collect.”, 210 galleries from 12 countries will be invited to present artworks at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre from 16 to 19 February 2017. In addition to these exhibitors, 19 sculpture areas will create spatial situations and invite visitors to tarry.
art KARLSRUHE’s advisory board will assign the limited number of booths at the trade fair to German and international galleries, which include well-known exhibitors from past art KARLSRUHE fairs, e.g. DIE GALERIE GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), Gilden’s Arts (London) and Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo (Barcelona) as well as numerous newcomers such as Bernheimer Contemporary (Berlin), Tobias Naehring (Leipzig), island6 (Shanghai, China) and Galerie Springer (Berlin). The fair presents a broad spectrum of high-quality artworks in genres ranging from Classical Modern to Contemporary Art.