Skip to content Skip to footer
Loading Events

Live-Performance with Art and Music

Look forward to an evening of Indian music and an art performance by the Hamburg-based Indian artist Arup J. Paul.


The live art-music-performance shows how the arts can inspire one another in improvisation and how new, unexpected and surprising works and moments can emerge. During the performance, the artist creates a new monumental drawing in front of the audience to Indian music, which fits into the series of works “Uncontrolled Lines”, which is also the backdrop for the live art performance.

Uncontrolled Lines

In the series “Uncontrolled Lines” the artist expresses his personal interpersonal encounters. Faces drawn from different angles – sometimes in oil, sometimes in charcoal or oil pastel – reflect a wide range of emotions from fear and worry to sadness and melancholy to joy and ecstasy. The artist uses a brush and pen to draw what he sees or feels in his counterpart at the moment of perception.

About the artist

Arup J. Paul is a multidisciplinary artist and creative technologist. He studied portrait and landscape painting at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture in Kolkata. In his artistic work he also experiments with artificial intelligence and augmented reality in order to explore the limits of interactive expression in art and to combine them with analogue art forms. Through his art, he is committed to sustainability, an inclusive, multicultural society and the integration of innovative technologies in the visual arts. The Indian artist lives in Hamburg.

About the music

The performance is musically accompanied by the duo Shabbir Khan and Tabla-Player Harry Singh. Singer and harmonium player Shabbir Khan is a master of the Patiala Gharana, a form of singing in which singing is produced more through the chest and certain breathing techniques than through the vocal cords.

In addition to live art and live music, there is also a lavish Indian buffet sponsored by the Central Council of Indians in Germany.

Entry and buffet are free.

The exhibition takes place as part of India Week Hamburg and is a cooperation between KulturWerk Rahlstedt and the Central Council of Indians (Zentralrat der Inder e.V.) in Germany.

Opening hours of the exhibition

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 11 am to 2 pm
until 6th December 2023

Meet and Greet with the artist on 2nd and 6th  December during the opening hours. 

Seraphinite AcceleratorOptimized by Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.