German contemporary artist designs at Puja Pandal (Calcutta)
A little bit of Germany is being built, bamboo pole by bamboo pole, at the Ekdalia Evergreen Club Puja pandal this year.
The traditional puja has deviated from its style and come up with “it’s all Rheydt” Kolkata Protected content German contemporary artist Gregor Schneider. The project is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan India and the Ekdalia Evergreen Club.
The pandal is going to be a mix of Schneider’s ancestral home in Rheydt and some traditional flavours of Puja.
“I brought the model with me but the technique, materials and method of creation are all from Calcutta,” said Schneider, whose main area of work is constructed rooms, at Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta, on Tuesday.
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