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Watercolour,spray paint,gold & silver pigment on wood

German Artist holds exhibition in Mumbai, December 6, 2016-January 21, 2017

Robert Elfgen was born in 1972 in Wesseling am Rhein, Germany. He lives and works in Cologne. Elfgen studied Fine Art at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig under the  renowned Swiss artist, John Armleder before transferring to the National Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, where he completed his education and was awarded “Meisterschüler” (master scholar) of Rosemarie Trockel, the internationally acclaimed German artist and senior professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2016 Elfgen was the recipient of the Peill Grant from the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, where he opened his major institutional show in September 2016.

Elfgen's technically innovative bricolage-art is of course not devoid of art-historical reference. His associative treatment of 'objets trouvés' recalls Marcel Duchamp; his strict conceptual logic is reminiscent of Rosemarie Trockel, who taught his masterclass. Clearallusions to the Romantic pictorial language of painters such as William Turner or Caspar David Friedrich, along with traces of a laconicism from Surrealism and Pop Art can also be identified in his work. Paintings of flora and fauna refer to the artist's roots in rural West Germany, Elfgen's persistent referencing of nature and his native landscape in his work is a recurring and important aspect of his practice.

The exhibition will be held at Galerie Isa from December 6 to January 21, 2017 from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.

9th German Cultural Week Goa 2016, December 11 - 17, 2016

The 9th German Cultural Week Goa 2016 will take place from December 11 to 17. The traditional Oktoberfest will be on December 17 (Saturday) from 6 pm onwards at Club Vasco da Gama, opp. Municipal Garden, Panjim. For more information, click on:

The International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn is back! December 1-9, 2017!

For the 7th time in a row, from December 1-9, 2017, the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn is back to give budding pianists in the age group of 18 to 32 years a golden opportunity to present their talent in the presence of a prestigious jury and reach out to a wide international audience through an Internet-Stream. Not just that, the winner receives a cash prize amounting to 67,500 € in addition to numerous concert opportunities for the year 2018-19. For further details on eligibility, deadlines etc. click on the link below:

Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai - Events!

A contemporary dance based on Kathak, by Aditi Mangaldas, Delhi-London, 2009

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Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune - Events!

A performance of Brecht's 'Threepenny Opera'

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