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Get off at the art-science junction

 Puja Gupta |  2014-11-01 22:42:31.0  |  New Delhi

Get off at the art-science junction

To most of us, art and science are polar opposites. Whereas art is seen as purely subjective practice, science is expected to free itself from subjectivity in order to come as close to objectivity as possible. However, at a closer look, we shall discover that both artistic and scientific practices hove much more in common as it might initially appear.

Talking about photography, it gives us a chance to preserve the moments that passed away. And when this art of photography couples with science it produces such show like DWIH Horizon: Art Meets Science.


Organised by the German House for Research and Innovation, the show displays photographs clicked by 18 young Indian photographers under the guidance of famous German artistic photographer Wolfgang Zurborn.

The pictures exhibited at the show are based on the theme The Theatre of Real Life depicting everyday life in India. Captured by the artistes during the Photography Master Class conducted during the Excellence on Tour!  road shows in Ahmedabad and Kolkata in 2013/14, these photos have now been assembled into an inspiring exhibition by  Zurborn.

The event that kick started on 28 October was inaugurated by Michael Steiner, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Addressing the guests at the occasion, Steiner said, ‘The show aims to capture the gist of Indo-German academic creativity expressed through photography and scientific activities. It displays a cultural highlight combined with ample first hand information on research and innovation in Germany’.

Jamila Adeli, Curator and Art historian gave a key note address highlighting the topic ‘What science can learn from Art and vice versa’. Adeli showed two video clips that beautifully explained the relation between art and science.

The event also includes various scientific talks, lectures and workshops conducted by the DWIH New Delhi consortium members consisting of German universities, educational institutes and research funding organisations.

On the final day of the event, these institutions will set up info-stands to disseminate all necessary information required by Indian students, scientists or researchers to pursue their careers in Germany.

When: On till 1 November Where: IGNCA, Janpath

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