New Delhi: The Yamuna and Elbe may flow thousands of kilometres apart but the colossal distance has not deterred a group of Indian and German artists from seeking to bridge the divide through their art, using the two rivers as muse.
A twin project, organised by Goethe-Institute in the capital and Delhi government, will witness renowned Indian and German artists coming together to hold a multi-media art exhibition at the Golden Jubilee Park near Old Yamuna Bridge here from November 9 to 23.
Already a similar programme is being held on the banks of the Elbe in Hamburg from October 16 to 23.
"The project is expected to be one of the most visible public projects for Germany in India this year. It also coincides with the India Week in Hamburg.
"However, the primary aim is to show the devastation humans have caused to these rivers through their activities," renowned Indian artist Ravi Agarwal, who is curating the event along with German artist Till Krause, told PTI.
Besides installation of works by artists, the project, touted to be "eco-friendly" with the use of solar energy for power requirements, will include film screening, inter-school debate competition, music concerts, river walks and the setting up of organic food stalls.
"This Indo-German collaboration is centred on the idea of creating ecologically sustainable rivers in cities. Both Elbe and Yamuna are central to the future of Hamburg and Delhi. Through this we also want to encourage artistic exchange between top Indian and German artists," Agarwal said.