The ZKM at the Kala Ghoda Festival 2020
Many people gathered on a street at night during the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai.
Sat, February 01, 2020 - Sun, February 09, 2020, Celebration

The Kala Ghoda Festival attracts over one million people to the Kala Ghoda district on the southern tip of Mumbai. In addition to many small stands from all areas of art and crafts, a number of sculptures adorn the main street of the quarter. From 01.–09.02.20, the ZKM will participate in the 20th edition of the street festival with workshops and installations.

AR Sculpture

The audience of the Kala Ghoda Festival is very young and walks through the festival with a smartphone in their hands, always looking for a new selfie possibility. This year's ZKM installation attempts to accommodate this trend - it partly exists in reality, but can actually only be viewed in augmented reality through the smartphone. Visitors can be viewed through a website that can be used without installing an app.

Workshop: »Colorful Shaders 101«

How can one become a digital artist through codes? One possibility is offered by shaders: these are small computer programs that can adjust the color of a pixel on a screen based on certain parameters, for example position or time. With a few simple lines of code, participants can create very personal colorful psychedelic or monochrome geometric compositions. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of shader code, which are useful for creating their own generative artworks.


  • 01.02, 06.02-08.02 at 2 pm and 02.02 at 4pm at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
  • 02.02 at 11 am at the CSMVS Museum

Workshop: »Expanding music in the age of technical progress«

In a one-day workshop, Yannick Hofmann will focus on the integration of modern technologies into contemporary music and multimedia compositions. Technological areas such as physical computing, extended reality technologies, IoT technologies, machine learning and artificial neural networks will be covered. The workshop will also introduce participants to a new artist-in-residence program organized in cooperation between the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and the ZKM. It is for artists who work at the interfaces between music and more experimental forms and are particularly open to transcultural production processes. 

Date: 09.02.2020 from 11:00 at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

Reception of the cultural delegation together with the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

Together with the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, the ZKM welcomed the cultural delegation around state secretary Petra Olschowski in Mumbai. After a detailed presentation of the activities of the Goethe-Institut Mumbai in general and the projects in cooperation with ZKM, the participants were able to discover the installations at the Kala Ghoda Festival.

Live projection mapping at the evening reception of the city of Karlsruhe in Pune.

The evening reception on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the city partnership between Karlsruhe and Pune and the 5th anniversary of the state partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Maharashtra on February 4 at the Poona Club in Pune was accompanied by a projection mapping installation by the ZKM.

In the garden of the Poona Club, 13 canvases were set up. The artists Lukas Jackowski (Entropia e.V.), Yasha Jain (ZKM | Hertz-Lab) and Christian Lölkes (ZKM | Hertz-Lab) illuminated the canvas sails with several projectors throughout the evening with live coding and real-time generated animation and graphics.

The ZKM has been active in India since January 2017. With its expertise in digital change, it acts as a source of inspiration, a platform for ideas and an important communicator between culture and new technologies.

Overview of ZKM activities in the Land of Technologies

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai