Indian and Danish photographers have joined forces to explore the concept of nature, with India and Goa specifically as a starting point.
The exhibition, named Evolving/Eroding, comprises works by six art photographers, three Danish and three Indian, at the Museum of Goa from 15 to 26 February. The photographers, Amit Sheokand, Akshay Mahajan, Jagrut Raval, Miriam Nielsen, Jenny Nordquist and Louise Bogelund Saugmann were present at the inauguration together with Thomas Sehested, director of the Danish Cultural Institute in India.
Thomas Sehested, director of the Danish Cultural Institute in India
Danish and Indian Art Photography Exhibit at the Museum of Goa
With nature being the most important source of inspiration for the photographers, the motifs used are concerned with both evolving and eroding aspects of nature.
“We hope that the meeting between the artists and artworks contributes to new realizations, reflection and forms a basis for debate, whether we live in India or Denmark,” said a spokesman for the Museum of Goa.
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Portraying nature in individual ways
“The way the photographers portray nature, each with their individual style and focus, is not as something separate from us, but as a part of who we are, and as the title suggests, the evolving and eroding aspects of nature plays a central role,” according to a website statement from the Danish Cultural Institute in India.
The Danish Cultural Institute in India
The Danish Cultural Institute in India opened up in New Delhi 19th January this year. The Danish Cultural Institute has established branches in Denmark, Belgium, Brazil, China, Latvia, Poland, Russia – and now India. The Institute also arranges annual pop up activities in countries all over the world.
Danish Cultural Institute is a self-governing institution. Since 1940 it has been engaged in fostering mutual understanding between people and cultures.
“We believe that the arts and culture are among Denmark’s most important assets. We are committed to sharing knowledge on and sympathy for the values of the Danish society. In cooperation with partners, we develop international culture and societal events, projects and people to people contacts, that can provide mutual value and inspire,” says a statement on their website.
Feature image (on top): Untitled, by Askhay Maharan
Danish and Indian Art Photography at the Museum of Goa, written by Tor Kjolberg