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Embrace our rivers : public art and ecology in India

Author: Ravi Agarwal; Florian Matzner; Helmut Schippert; State Lalit Kala Akademi (Tamil Nadu, India),
Publisher: New Delhi : Speaking Tiger ; Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Water contamination, air pollution, and resource scarcity? Considerable environmental problems have come to threaten all large industrial nations around the world. Based on the concrete example of the South Indian city of Chennai, the exhibition project 'DAMned Art?Embrace Our Rivers' questions the possible social and political significance and function of art. The public art project in Chennai, curated by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ravi Agarwal; Florian Matzner; Helmut Schippert; State Lalit Kala Akademi (Tamil Nadu, India),
ISBN: 9783735604675 3735604676
OCLC Number: 1042082874
Notes: Published to accompany exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India, February 2-March 4, 2018.
Description: 213 pages illustrations (chiefly color ; 27 cm
Responsibility: edited by Ravi Agarwal, Florian Matzner, Helmut Schippert.

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Water contamination, air pollution, and resource scarcity? Considerable environmental problems have come to threaten all large industrial nations around the world. Based on the concrete example of the South Indian city of Chennai, the exhibition project 'DAMned Art?Embrace Our Rivers' questions the possible social and political significance and function of art. The public art project in Chennai, curated by the Indian eco-activist and artist Ravi Agarwal and the German exhibition organizer Florian Matzner, is a cooperation between European and Indian artists and brings together more than a dozen future-oriented projects relating to the topic of art and ecology. The accompanying publication presents these fascinating art projects. Exhibition: Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai, India (02.02.-04.03.2018).

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