Hocus Pocus° | 48°C Public.Art.Ecology 2008
Installation by Friso Witteveen, 2008, Delhi, India
Ramlila Ground, the interface of the Walled City of Shahjahanabad & New Delhi.
24 x 20 x 4 m., mild steel, MDF, reflective foil and paint.
12 – 21 December 2008
25 artists from India and abroad across 8 significant city spaces within
the metropolitan city of Delhi. A conbined initiative of Goethe Institut –
Max Mueller Bhavan and GTZ, supported by the Delhi Government.
Special thanks to Pooja Sood, artistic director and curator 48°C,
Delhi and Els Reijnders, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam.
Hocus Pocus° is partially supported through the programme
Arts Collaboratory, a cooperation betweeen The Mondriaan
Foundation, Hivos and Stichting DOEN and the Goethe Institut.
Hocus Pocus° | © 2008 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands
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Emplacing and excavating the city: Art, Ecology, and Public Space in New Delhi
Article by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius,
Visual and Media anthropology, Universität Heidelberg, 2015
Christiane Brosius is Prof. Dr. Visual and Media anthropology at the Heidelberg
Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). Her academic background in Cultural
and Social Anthropology, Art History and Art Education (Frankfurt/Oder, Oxford
and SOAS/London) is strongly related to Media and Visual Cultures in South Asia
(mainly India and Nepal): the article is part of the study of processes of
urbanisation, art production and transnational migration.
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THE LATENT CITY
A film by Krishnednu Bose,
EarthCare Films, september 2009
Contemporary art projects in public spaces are new to India and this is the
first of its kind. The art project 48°C PUBLIC.ART.ECOLOGY hopes to have
raised consciousness towards Delhi’s ecological concerns and that of the world.
The film explores this context and celebrates the confluence of art, ecology,
the city and it’s citizenry.