Select exhibitions of Delhi Photo Festival 2013 get an extended life
Bringing a festival to a close, taking down the exhibitions is always a sad task for us. Prints that are not claimed by their authors need to be destroyed – heartbreaking, because the same team that dedicated their time to getting the prints made just right is responsible for destroying them. This time, happily, things turned out a bit different for us at the Delhi Photo Festival 2013.
The interest in the exhibitions was so high that we were inundated with requests to travel many of the shows. And after consultations with the individual photographers, we are happy to report that selected exhibitions from the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 are now travelling.
To begin with, soon after the festival came to an end, the Italian Cultural Center and Instituto Cervantes asked for 3 of the works to be displayed at their cultural premises in New Delhi. The Italian Cultural Center is currently showing The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli in their front lawns. Instituto Cervantes is showing Admissions Ward 2011 by Flavia Schuster in the basement gallery and Future Plan by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA) in the entrance lobby. Flavia Schuster hails from Argentina and Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel from Spain, both falling under the ambit of the Spanish speaking countries that Cervantes covers. The Italian Cultural Center and Instituto Cervantes hosted partner exhibitions in their respective premises during the Delhi Photo Festival. By mounting these exhibitions for a limited period of time, they helped in extending the life of these shows and opened up the possibility of their being seen by an entirely different set of people. All the prints in these shows, whether as light-boxes, vinyl prints or flex, are being reused after being thoroughly cleaned by the team. It is perhaps interesting to note that Schuster’s show, which was initially designed for an outdoor structure, is now being mounted in a white-cube space like an indoor gallery, thus acquiring a different dimension and impact.
Next, 18 exhibitions (listed below) from the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 will travel to Art Chennai (8-16 Feb 2014) to be shown in an exciting new outdoor space. Immediately after that they will move to Pondicherry for Pondy ART, again to be shown in a public space.
Absent Husband by Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Biography of Cancer by Jason Sangik Noh
Bollywood Dreams by Jonathan Torgonvik
Close Distance by Jannatul Mawa
Dhanushkodi by Rajiv Kumar
Future Plan by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA)
I am Georgia by Dina Oganova
Important Things are Said Softly by Myriam Meloni
Mad on Stars by Nathan G.
Phantom Lady or Kismet (1996-98), A Photoromance by Pushpamala N.
Ram aur Shyam by Kannagi Khanna
Relationships by Arnold Reinisch
Romania by Tamas Dezso
The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli
The Fourth Wall by Max Pinckers
The Pink Choice by Maika Elaln/ MoST Artists
The Yellow River by Zhang Kechun / MoST Artists
So if you missed any of these shows, now you know where you can catch them again!
Wishing all a very Happy New Year.
~ Tanvi Mishra