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control rich lots. of investment bankers talking carousel with never stopped everybody was wrong to want you to ignore the reality that the whole thing might blow off in my face because of a system that spawned out of control of the us they were one and the cause remember the kurdish investment bank lehman brothers start september thirteenth on t.w. . hello and welcome to art's twenty one. on this edition resound our immune creatives working in germany france and their native india out of the view their vast country with its population of one point three billion and it's fine for thousand year history. a minimum you have to believe the
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requoted if you will. and what are these artists have to say about a nation racked by religious conflicts gender based violence and environmental degradation. and against prosimian india is just one but as you are buying fall soon it's a new kind of consumerism for 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 daddy roy we visit the booker prize winning novelist. she appears almost out of nowhere from the chaos of old delhi's street life our 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 com. taters one who draws the ire of hindu nationalists although her
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admirers fear for her safety she refuses to be seen as a martyr. but people. and i mean i'm always invited of course to present myself as this low voice who is 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 or the idea of what people think of normal should be you know not to write something smooth then easily digestible like baby food. one of her central
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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 we're pressing 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 thing day when the indian army has not been deployed within its quote unquote border against its quote unquote own people not think. she's also critical of the west which she says has been blinded by colorful cliched images of india and adopted an idealist. view of the country one that overlooks the
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rise of hindu nationalism to take the political pressure group r.s.s. roys says it's not just it's brown uniforms that we call germany's fascists on whom the organization was modeled when it was founded in one thousand twenty 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 not only do 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
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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. rapists normalised thing within the class hierarchy is it so normal for upper class men to just believe they own the bodies of no women you know when that huge protests happen but if part of me was 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 with veered as the father of india mahatma gandhi her 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 whose. uncomfortable truths she says but
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she can live with that. all doesn't hurt me i mean you know what would really hurt me is if they said they loved me. back or. aren't actually roy champion of politically sensitive causes who's never been afraid to speak her mind what 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. a billion at the center of conspiracy in full sprint papered with images of india's
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sprawling capital delhi. face masks an essential accessory the city is blanketed with stifling smog. performance piece and photo documentary breath by breath. collected polluted air different locations across the city would have put a fly catcher. you know there cans for seal in india so they're coming from australia or canada or from between which are 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. lotteries work focuses on environmental concerns the. the moon is
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a sacred river in india severely contaminated by industrial effluents burned raw 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 see about past 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 exhibit in. deference 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
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widespread across india today. the life size sculpture of six women is also a reflection on women's for the nitty. comes from the bodies of calcutta sex workers. and many cultures the kitchen is the only right place for a woman to be project apartness uses domestic appliances to challenge gender stereotyping and installation in a freezer references global problems. or an aids to terrorist threats all pervading surveillance a global nowhere of interchangeable shopping malls and airports. the static 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 of a higher cost prime oh also very many. if they have menstruation happening they're
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not supposed to enter the kitchens so the kitchen from the 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. on the high museum wall project the partners the youngest artist in 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
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. i think this kind of narrow nationalism that we are seeing self seeing the old elite today 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 theme of politically divided but historically related countries are hybrids juxtapose flora and fauna from neighboring countries it's a utopian vision. the two sends workers more radical or museum of own belongings is an astute metaphor for an eagle a tarion world. gaping
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grimace of fall state questions dividing lines between castes ethnicities and genders. facing india and 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 now 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
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a young tibetan abos tibetans for hero. of the sea. in stark powerful images the film tells the story of georgie's life. in two thousand and eight he is arrested during tibetan protests against chinese rule and endured six months of torture in a chinese prison. and some fear strong enough. to cause. as. much as. the next edition of his life is also his last a tibetan exile community in india. is find for tibet's freedom ends in tragedy the award. being filmed paavo is
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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 the daily men dance and when i was making this particular work nineteen years ago. ninety percent of the population of india using this term this is still it and sort of like a breakfast lunch and then. sent pans and other everyday objects like a milk man's bicycle make frequent appearances in court 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
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poverty caste politics and spirituality. is india's most celebrated contemporary artist is 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 eighteen campus project began to. fall beyond shallow to 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 bonn from a different. it's very inspiring even though it's
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a foreign country and culture and the music sounds strange to me it's also so fun and inspiring to drive him. 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 the average 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. and she valley our contact dancers there rhythmic dance is an essential part of indian percussion. it's
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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. can these two soundscapes be brought into harmony ben hudson believes so. 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. his way of course the workshop is part of the project so 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. to explore and various for. right now we're in the
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experimental phase it's easy to get out of the experiment to fasten. seat expect to know that person things which we lack in the art of you don't have in as that we can indicate from this this part of the culture to be a district of music that's it for me that's important whatever it's your opioids it was good for me it's being the music is the main thing. that dante 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 law band hard she was one of his students at. that celeste uses because puny year in the rush she is truly
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a pioneer of indian music that is completely traditional in the way he teaches in the school he believes in the group she shared 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 artist but he's also genuinely experimental he believes in the power of rhythm and wants to expand indian rhythms to india should . have. to be the ability to. it's not easy to bring together ten per questionis from different cultures what does the master think of the experiment. the one fully known indian remey indian music really really at the age to indian music. written really is down to live music we put it if you rick. so the concert set for september twentieth in bonn germany will
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also feature a premier and off castro work commissioned by d.w. composed by. a flute player rakesh it's a big thing for me i'm open to do anything i know it's in music because. music needs to be expressed. 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 by difference because 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. be an oven victory indeed musicians are really incredible we've been learning so much it's really great very excited for the beat the one fest that is going to happen in september and all of us the temple questionis five from germany
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and five from india very keen on working together and sharing the stage with the some great symphony musicians as well. the last hours of. 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 arts twenty one. up. you know me to do it. given. right. you will come again.
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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 about our 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 have started working in america so i am in between i and. the potter tough. love. because. i cannot.
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if you can't hear it you are 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 a engineer or a doctor so i just did my engineering but then i joined to a film school. yeah this was a list i wanted and i become an actor. so when you talk about million dollar r 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.
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for. but i never dreamed it was possible. but when i read the film after go getting selected and they're all i said like oh wow this is unreal amazing role and let's you know enjoy this whole process where. you with me. on three. one. two. three. i don't get jetlag and you will. because from mumbai to l.a. 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.
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life and i'm a guy. i know yeah. but they are high. everywhere you go and you exposed to a new situation new makers new cultural diversity a 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 and yeah i'm enjoying it but not you can model the power went out after the play out how not to.
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like a laugh when it comes to. india a land of immense culture and beauty and a study in contrasts that's all for now for march twenty one join us again next week until then good bye and go.
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