The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), in collaboration with Goethe Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan, conducted a Presentation by artist and pedagogue Peter Rösel titled Poetic Anarchy on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the FICA Reading Room.

Rösel, who is currently in Delhi to participate in the exhibition Days without a Night, spoke about his interlinked artistic and pedagogic practices. Exploring the possibilities and boundaries of imagination, Rosel spoke about his own preoccupations with the ‘artist as collector’ who creates unexpected links and transformations via small interventions. He explored issues of creativity and self criticality, as well as notions of failure and coincidences as he encounters them via his longstanding experience of teaching the foundation course at the interdisciplinary arts and design programme at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.
The presentation was moderated by Venugopal Maddipati, Assistant Professor, School of Design, Ambedkar University
About the speaker:
Peter Rösel was born in 1966 in Rockenhausen, Germany. He grew up in Iraq and Morocco. From 1987 to 1992 he studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. In 1992 he received a scholarship from the Hessische Kulturstiftung in New York, where he lived until 2000 with interruptions. In 2000 he moved to Berlin. 2007 he has been appointed as Professor at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Rösel has had solo exhibitions at the Mannheimer Kunstverein (1998), the Sprengel Museum Hannover (2004), the Kunstverein Ludwigsburg (2005), the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern (2007) and the Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg (2010). He also has been represented in numerous group exhibitions and collections, including the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (1998), Moori Museum Tokio (2007), Museum of Screen Culture, Moskow (2013), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2015) Rösel lives in Berlin.

About the moderator:

Venugopal Maddipati holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is Assistant Professor at the School of Design at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He is currently working on his monograph titled Architecture as Weak Thought: Gandhi, Wardha and Presentism in Colonial and Post Colonial India. His current work relates to the intersections between traditions of water-harvesting, architecture and visibility in contemporary Indian art. He is working on an edited volume, Liquescent Materiality: Water in Global South Asia, 1500-2000, along with Dr. Sugata Ray, University of California, Berkeley.

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Seerosenteich / Lilly pond,1997
deutsche Polizeiuniform und -mütze. / German police uniforms  and -hats
variable Grösse / variable size
Installation Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Foto Axel Schneider, Frankfurt M.