India's technicolour picture palaces in pictures

By Corinne Jones

As bland, identikit multiplexes spring up around the world, these cinemas in southern India are a breath of fresh air. Built in the 1950s-70s and photographed in 2011-2013 by the German duo Haubitz+Zoche (aka Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche), the cinemas distinctly western modernist influences are, says Zoche, transformed into something new, with an Indian sense of decoration and colour. Haubitz died earlier this year but Zoche believes this isnt the end of their 18-year partnership. Ill carry on doing artwork in both of our names; shes still present in whatever I do.

Hybrid Modernism: Movie Theatres in South India will be at the Nusser & Baumgart gallery, Munich, from 10 Oct to 15 Nov

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