Monday, 31 March 2008

'Chandigarh: An Approach'

A photographic exhibition by Maja Weyermann on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier. [dated March 2008]

Maja Weyermann's preoccupation with Chandigarh urged her to visit the city. Her photographic work that Le Corbusier's city inspired explores how a foreign culture is understood beyond the cliche and the stereotype. The work portrays a perception of space very much her own, but what she also attempts to do is to understand how specific cultural practice can influence these interpretations. Time, light and perspective also determine these renderings drawing the onlooker into spaces that one sees, perhaps for the first time.

Maja Weyermann's photographs on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier will be exhibited in Chandigarh and New Delhi as per the schedule below:

Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh Exhibition Opening on Monday, 17 March 2008 at 6:00 pm. Exhibition on view from 17 - 28 March 2008 from 10am to 5pm

New Delhi
Venue: Art Gallery, India International Centre Annexe, Lodi Estate New Delhi Exhibition Opening on Friday, 4 April 2008 at 6:30 pm. Exhibition on view from 5 to 11 April 2008 from 11am to 7pm

Partners: Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. Panjab University, Chandigarh India International Centre, New Delhi
Da Motus! to perform in India

DA MOTUS!, a contemporary dance performance company from Switzerland will perform in Chandigarh, Delhi and Jaipur. [dated March 2008]

DA MOTUS! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 by Antonio B├╝hler and Brigitte Meuwly and has performed at various International Festivals and cultural events in more than 100 cities across 30 countries.

Da Motus cannot be defined as theatre, neither as dance, nor as any conventional form of body art. They are different and constantly surprise their audiences. Their performances are eclectic and stand out for their vivid creativity and are known for their constant search of artistic renewal, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door.

The performance in India is called en vie ... en ville (French for ‘in life…in a city’) and has touches of fancy and poetry bringing colour into the grey urban space while sending out inevitable warnings.

Chandigarh: Sunday 23 March 2008 at the Sukhna Lake Promenade, Chandigarh at 6:00pm Partner: Chandigarh Tourism and STEPS

New Delhi: Wednesday 26 March 2008 at Gallery Espace, Ne Friends Colony at 6:00pm Partner: Khoj Live 08, Khoj International Artists’ Association, Gallery Espace

Jaipur: Saturday 29 March 2008 at Amber Village at 6:00pm Sunday 30 March 2008 at Gaurav Towers at 6:00pm Partner: Jaipur Virasat Foundation , Rajasthan Tourism, Rajasthan Day Celebrations

DA MOTUS! is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs Canton Fribourg and Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Arts Council.

The performances in India are part of the jubilee celebrations commemorating 60 years of Indo- Swiss friendship. more>>