tv Arts.21 - Namaste Indian art and culture Deutsche Welle August 26, 2018 10:30am-11:01am CEST
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we will give you. and one of these artists out to say about a nation racked by religious conflicts gender based violence and environmental degradation. and ken's first scene in india is just one but if you are buying fall you know it's a new kind of consumerism but first she's one of india's best known contemporary authors writing in english and a vocal critic of the injustices of indian society our own dot here roy we visit the booker prize winning novelist. she appears almost out of nowhere from the chaos of old delhi's street life aren't growing up one of india's best known authors and most prominent critics of her debut novel the god of small things catapulted her to fame she's donated much of the royalties including her booker prize money to charity. roy is
a respected commentator while he draws the ire of hindu nationalists although her admirers fear for her safety she refuses to be seen as a martyr. with people. and i mean i'm always invited of course to present myself as this low voice who's taking on so many people and i'm so alone and i'm so brave but that's not true you know i don't know any in fact who has more arms around them then myself in this country yet roy has only written two novels twenty years after her first in twenty seventeen she published the ministry of utmost happiness a journey through modern india spanning decades critical and provocative it's no easy read. i didn't want to write oh no we didn't civilised no over the idea of what people think a normal should be you don't not to write something then easily digestible like
baby food. one of her central concerns is the conflict between india and pakistan over kashmir the author and activist calls it a war of religion the hindu state of india she says is repressing its northern most state because it's majority is muslim. she describes how protracted violence has traumatized the people of kashmir where more than forty thousand have been killed since independence. since nineteen forty seven there's not been a single day when the indian army has not been deployed within its own quote unquote border against its court and court not. she's also critical of the west which she says has built blinded by colorful cliched images of in. and adopted an idealistic view of the country one that
overlooks the rise of hindu nationalism take the political pressure group r.s.s. royce says it's not just its brown uniforms that we call germany's fascists on whom the organization was modeled when it was founded in one thousand nine hundred five the r.s.s. is ideology is geared to implementing hindu majority rule through violence especially against muslims. we have not come to the stage where people are being liquidated in concentration camps know what you're talking about and i do you know ideology that feels very sympathetic to that kind of thing and that is not an exaggeration. but it is strong criticism of a country that is known as the world's largest democracy prime minister narendra modi is an avowed hindu nationalist but talks about modernizing the country and women's empowerment all just lip service says roy and not just from him protests
over rape cases only started after women from upper classes became the victims the problem is india's caste system which no one is interested in dismantling. rape is normalized thing within the class hierarchy is it so normal for upperclassmen to just believe they own the bodies of no really you know when that huge protests happened but after but after for me with a little bit wary of. is there a hierarchy of rape victims and do some rapes count as a very not. roy has also criticised the man revered as the father of india mahatma gandhi for comments accusing him of discrimination because he accepted the caste system prompted outrage she was called hysterical loud and shrill. terms often used to describe women who speak uncomfortable truths she says
but she can live with that. part of me i mean you know what would really hurt me if they said they loved me. aren't actually drawing a champion of politically sensitive causes he's never been afraid to speak her mind which humor and warmth she encourages all of us to approach india with a critical and open mind. from delhi to germany where the exhibition facing india showcases thought provoking work by a new generation of indian women artists. of villian at the center of conspiracy of sprint papered with images of india's
sprawling capital delhi. face masks an essential accessory the city is blanketed with stifling smog. performance piece and photo documentary breath by breath. of collected polluted air different locations across the city would have put a fly catcher. now there cans for sale in india so they're coming from a stray cat or from getting really really expensive so it's just one but it's your buying you know it's a new kind of consumerism which i wanted to talk about. that underscores the tenor of the show facing india is no exhibition of folklore from a multi-ethnic nation it unflinchingly addresses modern realities on the subcontinent. and its viewpoints is exclusively female. backa lotteries work focuses on. veyron mental concerns the immunity is
a sacred river in india severely contaminated by industrial effluents and was sewage. that locals who live along its banks still use its water for bathing cooking and drinking. in their filaments on the latter uses poetic imagery to document this environmental disaster socially engaged in critical arts as at the heart of this exhibition. definitely set about asd i was surprised by the level of social engagement these artists have all collaborated with n.g.o.s they've established broad contacts including to lower social classes i've learned a lot from the way they work and their approach is reflected in their output they found a very apt visual expression for highly complex pictorial content like the bit in. there for them is the title of this installation by bharti care. the bricks are made from melted glass bangles commonly worn by indian women. it's a lonely space
a tribute to the countless silence victims of sexual violence which remains widespread across india today. the life size sculpture six women is also a reflection on women's wondered realty. comes from the bodies of calcutta sex workers. and many cultures the kitchen is the only right place for a woman to be judged the potus uses domestic appliances to challenge gender stereotyping and installation in the freezer references global problems. or an aids the terrorist threat all pervading surveillance a global nowhere of interchangeable shopping malls and airports. the aesthetic is the on the nightly western but it harbors a criticism of india's rigid social stratification. people from the all cost conscious into into a kitchen all for higher costs prompted. oh also if they have menstruation
happening they're not supposed to into kitchens so the kitchen from from from the context of. india becomes interesting as well in domes of. the hierarchy stacked set apart through the space. of. visible and invisible boundaries a central theme in indian society and in this exhibition. and a high museum wall project apartness the youngest artist on the show has drawn fine cracks an expression perhaps of a world order under threat of disintegration. woven chronicled by rena kalat is a map of migratory perth's taken across the centuries. how does migration affect the sense of national identity. that helps or border conflicts symbolized by barbed wire in an age when digital communication has long since transcended all boundaries
. i think this kind of narrow nationalism that we are seeing self seeing the old elite to the is really something that. you. as technology has really brought us together in many ways and. to see much more unity. seven decades ago colonial british india was partitioned into two independent states india and pakistan the effects are still felt today. series hyphenated lives examines the same of politically divided but historically related countries are hybrids juxtapose flora and fauna from neighboring countries it's a utopian vision. the two sands work is more radical or museum of own belongings is an astute metaphor for an. egalitarianism worlds.
a gaping grimace of false teeth questions dividing lines between castes ethnicities and genders. facing india an uncompromising view of the subcontinent and the world we live in. and of course we've got much more up our sleeves look for us on facebook under d.w. culture. and no more discoveries from india picked up on our radar. the german indian production paavo is german director modern lit facts feature film
debut. the twenty sixteen release is based on the true story of a young tibetan paavo his tibetans for hero. to. the. mother. in stark powerful images the film tells the story of georgie's life. in two thousand ages arrested during tibet and protests against chinese rule and endured six months of torture in a chinese prison. and so for years from now. said. frank. thomas. was a. magician. the next edition of his life is also his last a tibetan exile community in india. his find for tibet's freedom and is. in tragedy the award winning film pov is
a powerful story of own land and loss. very hungry god a gigantic skull made from typical indian stainless steel cookware by subodh gupta . the glinting sculpture is the centerpiece of the artist's first solo exhibition in france. i work with a daily man dance and when i was making this particular work nineteen years ago. ninety percent of the population of india huge interest unless a solution sells like a breakfast lunch and then. sent pans and other everyday objects like a milk man's bicycle make frequent appearances and does exploration of india's past and present or stacks of tiffin boxes another tradition used to examine the ambivalence of a society caught between tradition and globalization exploding wealth and abject
poverty caste politics and spirituality so bill gupta is india's most celebrated contemporary artist his retrospective is on it the more need to party through august twenty sixth. a musical encounter between india and germany the beethoven fest bon brings young musicians together in mumbai . moment by is a vibrant and sprawling city on the coast india's gateway to the world and where the twenty eighty on campus project began its. early fall be on shallow water pascal you want to entail month study classical percussion in germany the beethoven fest has sent them to moon by for a week their task is to immerse themselves in indian music and find a shared language with indian musicians in september a german indian music event will be held in by. on retirement it's very inspiring
even though it's a foreign country and culture and the music song strange to me it's also so funny to die room. it's so completely different being here has turned my entire musical world upside down when you start working with indian music you feel like you're practically a beginner again. the national center for the performing arts in mumbai is a fitting location for the musical encounter indian and western artists perform here the indian participants in the campus workshop have arrived the international team is now complete at twenty. eight are seasoned musicians even though they have never attended a conservatory for thousands of years indian music has traditionally been passed down from teacher to student. contact dancers there with my
dance is an essential part of indian percussion. just so the musicians unpack their instruments and apply to paste indian classical music is a tradition all its own unlike western classical music it doesn't follow written notes instead it is based on improvise ation but according to very strict rules. to soundscapes be brought into harmony ben-hur. yes. he fell in love with indian music years ago ever since he's been moving and mediating between two musical worlds but the campus project is a challenge for him to. take his place over of course the workshop is part of the project. but we want the resolve to be more than just the presentation of workshop results we want to be a work of art music and art so the scene. well of
a lot to explore in various phases right now we're in the experimental phase still he said to get out of the experiment to fasten. seat expect to know that earth and things which we lack in all of you don't have in us that we can indicate from this this part of the budget to be a district of music that's it for me that's important but it's you know p.r. it's in english good for me it's being the music is the main thing. on day three the workshop gets down to business so ishtar workers here he is a living legend in india the master tabla player has taught hundreds of percussionists of many different nationalities in the west some call him the beethoven of the top ten how much an impulse baerga was one of his students. that's the way he said because if you're near in the rush he is truly
a pioneer of indian music and he's completely traditional in the way he teaches and this who believes in the group she showed tradition the relationship between mentor and student that has been passed on in india for thousands of years but he represents that he's one of the last but he's also genuinely experimental he believes in the power of rhythm and wants to expand indian rhythms to india should . have it on. the the political about. it's not easy to bring together ten per question is from different cultures what does the master think of the experiment just so you feel one fully learned indian remey indian music really really updates to indian music. really really started to believe music we put it in. the concert set for september twentieth in bonn germany will also
feature a premier and off pastoral work commissioned by d.w. composed by. a flute player rakesh charles it's a big thing for me i'm open to do any kind of experiment in music because. music needs to be expressed day by day. in seven hour rehearsals the participants are hard at work by autumn the team will have mastered a program featuring pieces by european and indian composers what's their verdict on the seven days a month i. think it's great. the pace of the lessons is overwhelming but we made so much progress and learned so many things in such a short time. of and victory he indeed musicians are really incredible we've been learning so much it's really great you're very excited for the beatles invest that is going to happen in september and all of us the temple question is five from
germany and five from india very keen on working together and sharing this stage with the some great symphony musicians as well. the last hours and. the young musicians from germany and india get to enjoy some free time they'll be reunited in september at the beethoven fest in bonn. valley not a talent says the berlin international film festivals networking platform we are asking members about their dreams and challenges our passion for a film coming up now on march twenty one. oh. you don't know me but. given ten kilos. all right. you will come again.
if you actually travel to india and you see the social structure of india the indian people in their life emotionally are actually much louder in expressing their emotion than the western people this is a bit of a show and i am an actor i knew from india mumbai i live in mumbai i work in bollywood but from last years now i've started working in america so i'm in between . the not even. the old enough. to come back on my. feet.
but. if you can't hear it you obviously dead. i always wanted to be an actor. i was always good in studies and in india the families and parents i was like ok you have to be an engineer or an author so i just did my engineering but then i joined to a film school. and yeah this was always i wanted and i've become an actor after that. so when you talk about million dollar our it was my first international and hollywood american film so i was not in a position to choose that. they were selecting me. all my life i wanted to be.
more. but i never dreamed it was possible. but when i did the firm after go getting selected and they're all i said like oh wow this is a many amazing role and let's you know enjoy this whole process where. you with me. and the on three. one. two. three. i don't get jetlag any will. because remember right it's almost like twenty four hours it's amazing to explore the whole world and different cultures from different corners you never get bored in your life because life is not.
yet my. life and i'm a guy. i know yeah. yeah my. everywhere you go and you exposed to a new situation new makers new cultural diversity new kind of people new working style it makes you more deeply as an artist and you learn a lot i do enjoy the process so i was of course still working keep working and. bollywood but i am exploring outside cinema as well and yeah i'm enjoying. the not be the model of the potter town not for leon i know not cut.
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