Cybermohalla Hub

Installation view: A Question of Evidence, TBA21 Vienna Michael, Photo: Michael Strasser, TBA21 2008
Rendering by Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller

The Cybermohalla Hub is a segment of Nikolaus Hirsch´s and Michel Müller´s growing project for a cultural laboratory in a new settlement in Delhi and supported by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. The physical structure is many things in one: a hybrid of school, community center, archive, and gallery. An evolving institution, both programmatically and physically from one to two to three and four storeys, it is never finished. On a parcel of three to six meters, space is so limited that usually separated elements are now blended into one: furniture elements like cupboards, shelves, display boards, and work desks are not additional elements but the load-bearing structure themselves. The institution grows with its production of texts, documents, videos, and objects. Shelve after shelve, the structure (made of leftover wooden material) can grow and at the same time outsource its components – as if the situation in Delhi is already in a mode that oscillates between production and display.

The Cybermohalla Hub has been conceived and realized in partnership with Sarai-CSDS (Delhi) and Ankur; Society for alternatives in education, with Engelsmann Peters Engineers, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Daniel Dolder, Snehal Gada, Steffen Sendelback, and Omar Siddiqui. The Vienna Iteration has been produced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Devi Art Foundation,
Sirpur House, Plot No. 39, Sector 44, Gurugram, Haryana 122003, Indien
August 18, 2012 - April 16, 2013

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna 
Transitory Objects
July 3, 2009 – March 14, 2010