“Besides political and economic relations strengthening the relationship between the two countries, art and culture play a very significant role in bringing societies together. I am extremely inspired by some of the installations such as Provenance which used ice as the main material which would melt away within the four days of the exhibition,” read a statement shared by the embassy.
The installation made out of cardboard boxes carries a powerful message on environmental sustainability
The German Embassy has also been supporting the Sā Ladakh project, which was represented at the latest edition of the India Art Fair. The installation made out of cardboard boxes carries a powerful message on environmental sustainability. “The installation is about environmentally conscious art. This artwork is made out of cardboard and two artists from Germany and Ladakh have come together for this installation,” shared Raki Nikahetiya, co-founder of Sā Ladakh.
German ambassador Philipp Ackermann, Philipp Frank, Skarma Sonam Tashi, Raki Nikahetiya and Sagar Singh (co-founders of Sā Ladakh)
The installation by Skarma Sonam Tashi from Ladakh and Philipp Frank from Germany engages in a dialogue on climate change. While Tashi addresses issues such as water scarcity, dwindling wildlife, and rising temperatures, Frank uses light projections to reveal the unseen and the invisible, transforming known structures into new forms. “We had to overcome a lot of challenges and obstacles to make it happen but in the end, it came out nicely,” said Philipp.
After the exhibition concludes, these cardboard boxes will be repurposed into roof insulation for the Samagra Shiksha Kendra school in Kulesra village, Greater Noida, informed the embassy in a press release.
The Sā Ladakh project aims to bring together artists from different continents to reflect on the changing and interconnected environment, focusing on shared human-made challenges in a landscape reminiscent of a mountain range.