Original movie poster of
Original movie poster of “Devdas”
September 30th – October 2nd
9.30 – 18.00, Universitätsstr. 7, 4th Floor

Indian cinema and Bollywood dance are part of the cosmopolitan popular culture in many European countries. In the last few years German speaking fans grew to be part of the fluctuating global audiences that actively shape the meaning of Indian cinema and its stars.

display: Bollywood in Vienna
display: Bollywood in Vienna

Aiming at giving an ethnographic glimpse on the topic of fan practices and the material culture of fandom, the exhibition is going to introduce some of the interests of anthropological research in fan culture and the relationship between Shah Rukh Khan and his fans.

display: Watching Movies - The distribution of DVDs
display: Watching Movies – The distribution of DVDs

The exhibit is going to showcase film posters and representations of Shah Rukh Khan in popular material and visual culture used and produced by fans. It will display “SRK-items” collected by fans from Vienna that comprise autographs, posters, photos, and a variety of fan objects. Furthermore, video installations and virtual exhibits will accompany the display, featuring movie clips and digital fan art.

Curator: Mira Lau
in cooperation with Elke Mader, Bernhard Fuchs, Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt

Exhibits by courtesy of Maria-Stella Hinterndorfer, Satish Gandhi, Elke Mader, Bernhard Fuchs, Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt, Elsa Anzenberger, Sabine Rauchbauer, Hanna Klien