The City through the lens

The City through the lens

Photo exhibition

A book release followed by a photo exhibition will take place on August 26, 5.30 pm at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. The exhibition will be on till August 30, 11 am to 7.30 pm at Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road Boulevard.

The exhibition, ‘First Phase’ will be held by Kathrin Delhougne, a bangaloREsident and the chief guest is Andrea Christ, Deputy Consul General, German Consulate Bangalore.
German photographer Kathrin Delhougne, the first-ever artist-in-residence at Namma Metro has used her camera and creativity on the Namma Metro Phase I over the last two months.

During her stay, Kathrin Delhougne travelled the network of Namma Metro regularly, and photographed the metro stations, their immediate surroundings, as well as the ongoing expansion.

She wanted to find out about the importance that transit and public transport in a densely populated city like Bengaluru have, and what the necessary conditions are.Kathrin who is also a visual artiste went to The Netherlands in 1995 and lived there till 2004. She completed her studies in Art Therapy (1999) and Fine Arts (2004) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem. Her work has been shown at various exhibitions and photo festivals.

In her work, Kathrin is interested to document the most different places and landscapes.
In particular she explores the relation between man and nature, space and architecture.

Her works are documents of wanderings. She likes to wander around in an unfamiliar surrounding and at the same time has a conceptual approach towards new works. She feels that it is as important as the photographic process in itself.

In 2009, she portrayed Chandigarh, the first planned city in India, that was built by Le Corbusier during the 1950s. The photographs comment on the monumental architecture, but also concentrate on the neatness and silence she came across in this city. The whole atmosphere strongly resembles a coulisse.

     Walking between the monumental buildings seems quite surreal, the massive use of concrete points this out very strongly.

Kathrin has attempted to see the City through her eyes with this project, which promises to be an interactive and informative session.

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