Saturday, 31 December 2011

HORNBILL Public Art 2011

Ruth Buck, a Swiss artist will be participating in the Hornbill Public Art Festival, which is part of the Hornbill Festival at Kohima, Nagaland. Ruth is currently on a residency in India. [ dated December 2011]

Ruth Buck, a visual artist from Switzerland will be participating in the Hornbill Public Art Festival, which is part of the Hornbill Festival to be held from 1 to 7 December 2011 at Kohima, Nagaland. Ruth is currently on a residency in India. 
Date: 1 to 7 December 2011 
Venue: Kisama Model Village, Kohima, Nagaland 
Entry: Festival rules apply 

The artist: Ruth’s studio apartment at Sanskriti Foundation is drowned in the cackle of a thousand birds, the unusual calls building up to a cacophony in sudden crescendos, crashing like waves against our ear drums. Recorded at Percé, Qué in Canada, Ruth Buck intends to use these sounds at the Nagaland public art festival in December. Previously having played these sounds at a metro station at Montreal, Canada, the artist piqued the curiosity of the passersby, overlaying their regular associations of the space with new ones. Released from their origin to an urban or geographic setting where they did not belong, Ruth used the sound scapes to create new meanings, deconstructing their notions and experience of that space. 

During her ongoing Pro Helvetia studio residency in Delhi, the artist has been continually fascinated with what she is able to see and find on the ground on her walks around the city, evocative of the contrast and diversity that she thinks epitomizes India. From garbage to manicured lawns to the coolness of the stone flooring beneath her feet at a Mughal tomb, Ruth is currently working on a project where she wants to ‘hang’ pictures of the ground on the wall. Using light as her constant source of inspiration and expression, an artwork of hers that the artist wants to carry to Nagaland to work on with the people there, apart from her sound-scapes, is her photo-performance. Titled ‘Blind Date’- the installation, initially put up in 2003 at her residency in Canada, consisted of light boxes with ethereal pictures of the artist in different body postures. Hidden behind the gauze screen, would be the bodies and stories of the Nagas whose faces need to be seen, who are an inconspicuous part of the country today. It is such mediums of expression that the artist works with, where there are multiple meanings new meanings to be discovered where the result cannot be known. 

For more information please visit: www.hornbillart.blogspot.com/2011/11/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html 

Organiser and Partner: Shelter Promotion Council, India The Art Festival is being supported by Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Culture, Nagaland and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
EXPERIMENTA, the International Festival for Moving Image Art

ANYMA & Marc Duseiller from Switzerland will participate in EXPERIMENTA 2011, the International Festival for Moving Image Art in India. ANYMA & Marc will work together with ISRO. [dated December 2011]

Pro Helvetia New Delhi in collaboration with EXPERIMENTA 2011 is pleased to invite artists ANYMA & Marc Duseiller from Switzerland to participate in EXPERIMENTA 2011, The International Festival for Moving Image Art in India.

ANYMA & Marc Duseiller will work together with Indian Sonic Research Organisation (ISRO) from Bangalore to perform live and to conduct an open workshop.

Date: Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2011
Venue: Bangalore

Schedule:
Friday 2 December / 11 am to 2:00 pm at JagaaWorkshop on DIY Musical Instruments & Hacking Electronics. For registration please contact music.returntosender(at)gmail.com

Saturday 3 December / 6:30 pm onwards at 7 High Street (7HS) Improvised electronics music and videos, a live performance by (ISRO/ ANYMA and Marc Duseiller (dusjagr).
Entry: Please check partner website

EXPERIMENTA, India’s only film festival celebrating artists’ film and video continues to play an integral role in showcasing uncompromising, fresh and compelling moving image art from across the world. EXPERIMENTA will host a retrospective of the cinema of Adolfas Mekas, a central figure in the western avant garde independent film movement. The competition programme presents a fresh selection of international films and videos.

The Indian Sonic Research Organisation, Bangalore will collaborate on a sound performance with Swiss artists ANYMA and Marc Duseiller (dusjagr). The artists will perform live with electronic music toys and create visuals with the VIDEOBASS invented by Michael Egger (member of ANYMA) who has also invented several open source visual music instruments. The award winning VIDEOBASS is a bass guitar that plays images instead of sounds, lets you choose a video clip on the strings with your left hand, and trigger it in rhythm with your right. The visual artists and musicians will work in an improvisational dialogue. This performance promises to be both musical and cinematographic –a layering of textures that forms abstract visual poems.

Indian Sonic Research Organisation, Bangalore, ANYMA and Marc Duseiller will together conduct an open workshop on DIY Musical Instruments & Hacking Electronics.

For more informatin visit: experimenta.in/2011/11/experimenta-2011/
The Yellow Line Project

Pro Helvetia New Delhi in collaboration with Gati Dance Forum has invited Frédéric Lombard, filmmaker, video artist, and stage light designer to participate in the Yellow Line Project. [dated December 2011]

Pro Helvetia New Delhi in collaboration with Gati Dance Forum has invited Frédéric Lombard, filmmaker, video artist, and stage light designer to participate in the Yellow Line Project. Frédéric will work together with Indian choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam.

Date:
Open screenings:
Gurgaon Premiere- 17 December 2011
Delhi Premiere- 18 December 2011
Venue: New Delhi (tbc - for venue details please check partner website)

The Project:
The Yellow Line Project (YLP) aims to create an experimental space for collaborative interactions between dance, film and the city of New Delhi. YLP will invite collaborations between 6 choreographers and 6 media-artists. Each choreographer will work with a media artist to produce a short, 4-6 minute dance-film. The residency begins with an intensive week of explorations into the genre of dance-films as well as workshops on site-specific performance, the city and specifically the city of Delhi. This first week will be led by Indian and international experts in these areas, and will serve as an intensive R&D period for the residents. Built into the structure of the residency, therefore, are opportunities for dialogue and debate, exchange and exposure to new ideas and skills.

Frédéric Lombard
Frédéric Lombard was born in France in 1975 and is based in Berlin. He is a filmmaker, video artist, and stage light designer. Frédéric graduated from the Fine Arts University of Marseille France in 2002. He studied cinema in University Arcis, Santiago de Chile. Frédéric has collaborated as a filmmaker with numerous Swiss choreographers like Young Soon Cho Jaquet, Perrine Valli Geneva, Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon CIE 7273 and Estelle Héritier. Frédéric Lombard’s films Champignon ( 2005) and Dry Fish (2007) were selected by the Cinematheque of Lausanne Switzerland. His films Durée déterminée (2005) and A5 (2004) were selected in Festival Dance on Screen London, video dance Athens and the Cinematheque of Lausanne Switzerland. Frédéric Lombard is known for his innovate video art. The Wall / Projet : La Palestine comment? (2008), terrain vague (2007) and Voluptas (2006) are worth a mention.

Surjit Nongmeikapam 
Surjit Nongmeikapam studied Choreography from Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography. He was part of the Natya Stem Dance Kampni and Natya Maya, Bangalore as a contemporary and traditional dancer. He has trained in different forms of movement and continues to learn from different Gurus/Mentors. He is the founder of "Nachom Arts of Contemporary Dance Company" based in Manipur (2008). He also performs with other choreographers and directors as a freelance dancer.

Organiser and Partner: Gati Dance Forum - www.gatidance.com

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

LIVE ART 2011, Bangalore

Swiss artists Dorothea Rust, Monica Klingler, Markus Goessi and Susann Wintsch to participate in LIVE ART 2011, a performance festival organised by Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1). [ dated November 2011]

Swiss artists Dorothea Rust, Monica Klingler, Markus Goessi and Susann Wintsch to participate in LIVE ART 2011, a performance festival organised by Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1) from 11 to 25 November 2011.
Mimetic at India Music Week 2011

Jerome Soudan of Mimetic, Art Zoyd returns to India to perform at the India Music Week in New Delhi after a successful collaboration with B.L.O.T. at the Electron Festival in Geneva. [dated November 2011]

Jerome Soudan of Mimetic, Art Zoyd returns to India to perform at the India Music Week in New Delhi. After a successful collaboration with B.L.O.T. at the Electron Festival in Geneva in April 2011, Avinash Kumar of B.L.O.T. will once again partner with Jerome to present a rare audio-visual treat.

On the India tour, Jerome Soudan is accompanied by Benoît Perrier, a journalist who covers contemporary music for the Swiss daily paper Le Courrier.

India Music Week 2011 / Gig schedule Mimetic & B.L.O.T wil perform in three cities:

New Delhi / Thursday 17 November 2011 Venue: Circa 1193 at 9:00 pm

Mumbai / Friday 18 November 2011 Venue: Bonobo

Bangalore / Saturday 19 November 2011 Venue: ICE, Taj Vivanta, MG Road

Panel discussion 
Jerome Soudan and Benoit Perrier will be participating in the panel discussion on Thursday 17th November 
Topic: Sustainable Networks 
Time: 5:00 to 5:45 pm 
Venue: Eros Intercontinental, Nehru Place, New Delhi
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About MIMETIC
Jerome Soudan started music at the age of 5 years old in the Conservatory of Chambery France. He learned consequently orchestral percussions, clarinet and later on acoustic and electronic drums. He obtained a Master degree of Musicology of the 20th century at the University of Lyon France with congratulation of the jury in 1993.

He then settled in Paris where he worked with numerous composers such as Kasper T.Toeplitz for the GRM (Maison de Radio France) or with rock bands such as LES TETINES NOIRES or Industrial bands such as VON MAGNET. In 1996 he moved to Berlin where he started to work as composer and percussion player with the experimental band COLUMN ONE. In 1998 he started his own solo project named MIMETIC.

In 2000 he settled in Geneva Switzerland and began to work with the contemporary rock and new music formation ART ZOYD in France. Since then, Jerome released numerous CD’s or vinyl’s with various bands on different labels such as ANT ZEN, HANDS, PARAMETRIC, MOLOKO+, PRIKOSNOVENIE, ORKHESTRA, SCULTURED SOUNDS, KK RDS, THISCO, SPECTRE, etc… and was participating to several concerts, live acts, dj sets or performances all over the world (Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan,…). Since 2000 he is one of the official composer for the choreograph Carol Brown (coming from New Zealand but established in London UK) for whom he composed for dance performances as well as for video installations. Other choreographs with who Jerome have worked are Jan Linkens (Comic Opera of Berlin) and Lionel Hoche (Neerdeland Dans Theater 2 in Den Haag NL).

In 2005 he won the best design and artwork packaging for electronic music at the French QWARTZ awards for the cover box of MIMETIC DANCING “The Changing Room” released on HANDS in Germany and designed by Nicola Bork. In 2006 he released his first DVD with MIMETIC on the German label ANT ZEN. Today, he is still working with ART ZOYD for different special shows such as METROPOLIS (with the movie), THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (with the movie), LE CHAMP DES LARMES, EYE CATCHER (with Cecile Babiole) or for a collaborative project for the American composer GLENN BRANCA. One of his newest projects is the danceable WAI PI WAI he founded together with Herman Klapholz from Ah Cama-sotz.

For more information on MIMETIC visit: www.electronfestival.ch www.presenceselectroniques.ch
See If It Can Happen, an audio-visual installation

A collaboration between the Swiss musician, Hans Koch and the Indian artist Rashmi Kaleka, ‘See If It Can Happen’ will transcend sounds. [dated November 2011]

A collaborative presentation by the Swiss musician, Hans Koch and the Indian artist Rashmi Kaleka, ‘See If It Can Happen’ will transcend sounds as moments of energy will be ensnared between music and voices of real people and real situations. An electronic synthesis that arrives at a coherent sound design.

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011 at 6:30 pm 
Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi-Garhi Artist Studios, Kalka Devi Marg, East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110065

Project brief: 
Hawkers voices are of real people whose survival roles decree their own rules, it's a form of 'surrender'. A whole life can be written around them - voices that spawn amazing ways of singing, the idea is to use the form and to play with its expectations. It's an unknown territory that has the potential to produce a 'sonic' pleasure. A social aspect of music that has the possibility of losing its own 'self' is what interests me. To use the old monument in Garhi as a backdrop for that night is to suture indigenous with the 'western', -'western' as manifested in the mainstream)

The idea is to ensnare moments of energy between music and a voice - point of departure and return, new and old, past and present. I was thinking what would come closer to creating a 'within': in regards to musical instruments, many are able to morph into a variety of sounds that echo a human voice. The closest in today's sounds that has an electronic beat that pulses around a one-note baseline, has to be Radiohead's song The Butcher. It slides and glides around shadows that rise and fall. The other seven minute song Supercollider is beautifully calm, electronic pulse, riffs of synth, unpredictable chorus, the synth crescendo merges beautifully with Yorke's, (lead singer), falsetto. I wanted very much to create a symphony of music which combine live instruments as well as electronic apparatus, weird chord sequences, strange keys which can be musically challenging. The innovation of today's time is a combination of live instruments and a sonic pleasure created with recordings, (voices) and electronic synth to arrive at a coherent sound design.

Rashmi Kaleka
New Delhi 2011
SWISS BOX at Dilli Haat

Four languages. Four fairy tales. One country: Switzerland. A puppet performance by Swiss puppeteer Frida Leon in collaboration with Dilli Haat & The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. [dated November 2011]

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in collaboration with Dilli Haat & The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust presents

SWISS BOX 
Four languages. Four fairy tales. 
One country: Switzerland.

A seven-minute puppet performance that brings Switzerland to you right here in New Delhi! on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November 2011 can be viewed by two persons at a time from 5 to 9 pm at Dilli Haat, Sri Aurobindo Marg, (opposite INA Market) New Delhi - 110016

Puppeteers: 
Anurupa Roy, Vivek Kumar, Pawan Waghmare, Asha and Swiss puppeteer Frida Leon.

Story tellers: Nina Taho Zanetti, Astride Schläfli, Katharina Baldauf and Roman Weishaupt.

Entry: Admission as per Dilli Haat regulations.

Language: German with strong visual impressions. Comprehensible to all.

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Swiss puppeteer, Frida Leon Béraud is currently in India on a Studio Residency.

Frida is a puppeteer and an actress from Zurich. She has specialised in doll-theatre and has travelled extensively with her performances in USA, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. She studied puppetry at the «Ernst Busch» Drama College in Berlin. After gaining experience in acting, street and movement theatre, Frida Leon Béraud joined hands with musician Frauke Jakobi to establish the Dalang Puppencompany in 2004. A freelance director and scenographer, Frida is also the co-founder of ‘Chamäleon’.

Maja Weyermann featured in PIX

Photographs by Swiss photographer Maja Weyermann, on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier, feature in the current issue of PIX, a photography quarterly. [dated November 2011]

Maja Weyermann featured in PIX Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council is delighted to be associated with PIX, a photography quarterly published in India and to present the work of Swiss photographer Maja Weyermann.

Maja Weyermann’s photographs on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier feature in the issue of PIX based on the theme ‘imaginaries: exploring photo art’

The launch of the above issue of PIX and the opening of the exhibition ‘IMAGINARIES: exploring photo art’ will be held on Thursday 27 October 2011 at 7:00 pm at Siddhartha Hall, Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhawan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001.

The exhibition will be on view till 3 November 2011.

Maja Weyermann 
Maja Weyermann studied visual arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the University of Fine Arts UdK in Berlin. She has won numerous prizes for her work. Most recently, Weyermann’s works were featured in the Fondation de l’ Architecure et de l’ Ingénierie in Luxembourg and at the Fondation Suisse- Pavillon Le Corbusier in Paris.

PIX, a photography quarterly
PIX is about investigating and engaging with broad and expansive fields of contemporary photographic practice in India, ranging from the application, conceptual standing and adaptability of photography to its subjects: its movement, transmission, appropriation and distinct relation to the allied arts. The quarterly will seek not only to present photography in temporal, spatial or historical terms, but also in personal, self-conscious and aesthetic ways.

For more information on PIX visit: www.pixquarterly.in
Nainsukh-the 18th century pahari painter

Pro Helvetia presents lectures by Dr Eberhard Fischer and Prof B.N Goswamy and a biographical film by Amit Dutta from 18 to 30 November in Chandigarh, Jammu, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. [ dated November 2011]

Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council in partnership with Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Amar Mahal Museum and Library Jammu, India International Centre New Delhi, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai presents

“Nainsukh” - the 18th century pahari painter
lectures by Dr Eberhard Fischer and Prof B.N Goswamy and biographical film by Amit Dutta (Venice Film Festival 2010)

Schedule:
Chandigarh / 18 November 2011 
Venue: Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi / Government Museum & Art Gallery at 5:30 pm 
Programme: film (with brief introduction) 
Partner: Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Jammu / 20 November 2011
Venue: Amar Mahal Museum and Library at 10:30 am
Programme: lecture & film 
Partner: Amar Mahal Museum and Library

New Delhi / 23 &24 November 2011
Venue: India International Centre at 6:30 pm
Programme: lecture & film (respectively)
Partner: India International Centre

Ahmedabad / 26 November 2011
Venue: National Institute of Design
Programme: lecture & film
Partner: National Institute of Design

Mumbai / 29 & 30 November 2011
Venue: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya at 2:30 pm
Programme: lecture & film (respectively)
Partner: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The Film
Nainsukh (c. 1710 - 1778) was trained in a traditional Pahari painters' family-workshop at Guler in today's Kangra District (H.P.) and became the major retained artist at the court of Jasrota (J&K). Famous for his intimate, well observed and precise, sometimes humorous, often somewhat enigmatic, always sensitively drawn pictures, especially of his long-time patron Balwant Singh, Nainsukh is today considered the most extraordinary Indian artist of his time. His biography and extensive oeuvre as researched and reconstructed by Prof. B. N. Goswamy has been the basis of the film "Nainsukh" by Amit Dutta, produced by Dr. Eberhard Fischer.

The film ‘Nainsukh, the Great Pahari Painter of the 18th Century’, premiered at the Venice Film Festiva in 2010.

Film Credit:
Producer: Dr Eberhard Fischer
Research and guidance: Prof. B. N. Goswamy
Director: Amit Dutta
Miniature artist who plays Nainsukh: Manish Soni

The Lecture
Eberhard Fischer has researched, propagated and collected Nainsukh's unique artistic work for the last thirty years. In his lecture, he will present pictures, art-historical documents and major sites connected with Nainsukh's life and discuss this painter's extraordinary achievements. This background information will serve for a better understanding of the exquisite film "Nainsukh" by Amit Dutta.

For information on Swiss art-anthropologist Dr Eberhard Fischer, Indian art historian Prof B. N. Goswamy and film director Amit Dutta click here.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Photoink presents a photo books exhibition

As part of the Delhi Photo Festival 2011, Photoink presents an exhibition of books on photography published by Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. [dated October 2011]

As part of the Delhi Photo Festival 2011, Photoink presents an exhibition of books on photography published by Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. This photo books exhibition has been made possible by the support of Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. 

Books by Fotomuseum Winterthur Edited by Urs Stahel, Director and Curator Fotomuseum Winterthur Discussions and debates on “visual literacy” have been widespread for years now. Early on Umberto Eco remarked that we are entering an era in which visual communication will be at least as important as language—if not more important. This statement is now over twenty years old. In the meantime we have entered into a new visual, networked epoch. In our everyday life, at work, in the media, in the culture of the Internet, we experience the incredible degree to which the word is being replaced by the image; how enormously the word is even repressed by images. Yet we are not being educated in pictures, in understanding pictures, in the language of pictures, in communicating with and manipulating pictures. We are facing the situation that we are all consumers of audiovisual images, but in the end we are all illiterate. So investigating these structures and functions has an eminently educational significance: we must be educated in pictures in order to be outfitted for communication in the present and for the future. 

It is not only crucial to learn to read and understand photographs, but to recognize that photography does not only document events, but also that it very much produces them. In a world saturated by the media, only what is “spoken,” what is shown, what is documented is considered important; everything else does not exist, is not there, not present. Photography produces the world through its image, which we remember and want to remember. Photography generates visual ideas about our world. Photography forms our future images of the world and forms of action. Regarding this the book is one of the very best medias to make us understand photography – and through it reality, our life, the circumstances we are dealing with. 

For more informatin on Fotomuseum, Winterthur click here. 
For more information on Photoink, New Delhi click here.
meters behind sea level, 2005/2011

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) 2011 present meters behind sea level, 2005/2011 a video installation by Swiss artist Sonja Feldmeier. [dated October 2011]

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) 2011 present 
meters behind sea level, 2005/2011 
a video installation by Swiss artist Sonja Feldmeier 
at Arts Reverie, 1824 Khijda Sheri, Dhal ni Pol, Ahmedabad 
on Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October 2011 
On view from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October 2011 
Open to all 
The installation Swiss artist Sonia Feldmeier collects visual information from her surroundings and transfers its content to other visual systems. The artist effects her transformations in multimedia installations that include painting, video and photography. In the body of work titled ‘meters behind sea level’, Sonja produces fictional maps by working on the military camouflage patterns of different countries. The artist pares down the flora and geology, giving the work the appearance of a map with contour lines and shades of colour. Sonja Feldmeier first interprets the camouflage pattern from a topographical perspective and creates models out of clay. Photographs documenting each step produce the contour lines which are eventually enlarged and reproduced in the art work. The two-dimensional micro-perspective evolves into a bird’s eye view of a 3D topography. The installation, using existing military camouflage patterns that are worked over in several stages to produce maps of fictional territories, appropriately demonstrates the festival theme Pattern in Art. 

Sonja Feldmeier 
A visual artist from Switzerland, Sonja Feldmeier divides her time between New York, London, Delhi and Basel. The tiny studio in New York (2001/ 2004) inspired her to go beyond the confines of her work-space and use the urban fabric as a giant studio. Expanding the scope of her work and appropriating city structures resulted in new working methods. Her work is not bound to a specific medium. Images she captures on her camera are used as the basic foundation for her videos. Sonja peels the existing context away from the images and embeds them in new structures, thus changing their meaning. In pieces such as ‘meters behind sea level’, 2005/2011, the purported truth of the image content loses its validity and the elements of significance within the image can be re-associated. During her visit to Ahmedabad, Sonja will be conducting workshops for students of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. 

Organiser and Partner: Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) 2011
Lettera Amorosa – Musica Fiorita

On occasion of the XIth Edition of the Italian Language Week, the Embassy of Switzerland presents the International Baroque Music Ensemble, Musica Fiorita in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Margao. [dated October 2011]

On occasion of the XIth Edition of the Italian Language Week, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura present the International Baroque Music Ensemble, Musica Fiorita in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Margao. Italian Dance Music from Renaissance to Modernity by Italian Composers of the 17th and 18th century. Accompanied with a dance performance by dancers from Switzerland and India. Artistic Director: Daniela Dolci Choreographer: Nick Nguyen with Il Ballarino – Baroque Dance Ensemble from Italy and Bharatnatyam Indian Dancers Tour dates Wednesday, 5th October 2011 6.30 pm Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi Saturday, 8th October 2011 6.30 pm Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata Monday, 10th October 2011 7.00 pm Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai Wednesday, 12th October 2011 6.30 pm Rabindra Sadan Auditorium, Margao, Goa Entry Passes Passes can be collected either from the ICCR offices or from the venue. Limited passes for the concert in New Delhi available at the Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi About Musica Fiorita Musica Fiorita is an international ensemble, based in Basel. The Director, Mrs. Daniela Dolci, originally an Italian, studied music, and has been working in Switzerland for the past 22 years. Most of the students of this well known music school are international students. The numbers have witnessed a steady increase since the opening of the East block. The school undertakes study, research, concerts and workshops leading to exchanges in Baroque music from the 17th and 18th Century, with the intent to rediscover old music. The ensemble has successfully established long term contacts and exchanges with a few European and Latin American countries. The Musica Fiorita reflects strongly the cultural ties that Switzerland shares with Italy.
Curraint D’Ajer | Durchzug 2011

Fundaziun NAIRS, Scuol presents Curraint D’Ajer| Durchzug 2011, an exhibition that includes works of former Pro Helvetia New Delhi artists -in-residence Jenson Anto and Rahel Hegnauer. [dated October 2011]

Fundaziun NAIRS, Scuol presents Curraint D’Ajer| Durchzug 2011, an exhibition of works, developed by artists during the residency at NAIRS. Included in the exhibition are works of former Pro Helvetia New Delhi artists-in-residence Jenson Anto from New Delhi and Rahel Hegnauer from Zurich. 24th September - 16th October 2011 Fundaziun NAIRS: cp 71 · 7550 Scuol | To view the invitation click here. The exhibition features works of artists on a residecy at NAIRS in 2011: Amir Einat, Jerusalem | Anto Jenson, New Delhi | Borner EH, Basel | Etter Jonas, Zurich | Gawrisch Dmitrij, Berlin | Hegnauer Rahel, Zurich | Jug Katja, Zurich | Kadelbach Thomas, Fribourg | Kozlowska Agnieszka, PL | Liebig Silvia, Dortmund | Marcet Patrik, Berne | Meier Hans Barblina, Zurich | Mezamer Sagit, Jerusalem | Piniel Jolanda, Zurich | Welti Franziska, Winterthur. 

To learn more about the exhibition click here. 

Jenson Anto, India / statement The slide had brought down the mountainside, into the roaring waters of the Inn. Rivulets flow through slices of split rocks as slippery tracks move up the mountain path that takes me. Am waiting for the promised bear from Italy to appear out of the pine trees and growl, Stop! Passport??...a trembling deer hides in the bush, watching me shake all over. Moss clings for dear life among the dislodged wood and rock in the waking dawn. More Rahel Hegnauer, Switzerland / statement When I came back from India in May, I had 2 litres of water from the river Ganges in my luggage (more is not allowed). I also sent 2 big bags full of empty plastic containers from Haridwar and 600 peacock feathers to Nairs, the artist-in-residence place in the Swiss Alps. The place where the residency is situated is a former sanitarium where people used to come from far away places to drink healthy water from the springs along the river Inn at Scuol, Grisons. Even today, people like to come here to enjoy the spas and drink the mineral rich water. People are attracted to places like Haridwar or Nairs...for me it is not relevant whether it is for religious or health reasons. I think it is a fundamental desire for becoming 'a better person'... whether it be to dip into the holy water or to drink from an ancient mineral spring. 

To pour water from the Ganges into the river Inn. (working title) Work: Jetty - I built a jetty into the river Inn. At the end of the platform from the top of an iron pole I let the water from the Ganges drip from a glass bottle into the river Inn. During the exhibition time the water will drip (less then 1 drop per minute) into the river. Work: tree (Haridwar) - Transparent white plastic containers from Haridwar were hung on a tree (drift wood). Work: table with peacock feathers - A table from the former sanitarium is covered with peacock feathers. The feathers seem to form a river which is following the river Inn. 

Rahel Hegnauer / Nairs, 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011

'Traces from iaab: Plus Plus Minus'

iaab presents "Traces from iaab: Plus Plus Minus", an exhibition by Indian artist Tarun Jung Rawat who is currently on a residency in Basel. [dated September 2011]

iaab presents 'Traces from iaab: Plus Plus Minus', an exhibition by Indian artist Tarun Jung Rawat who is currently on a residency in Basel. The artists residing at the iaab exchange studio are invited by Dock, to use the space to exhibit their work under the initiative called ‘Traces from iaab’. 
Opening: September 27, 7pm 
Venue: Dock, Klybeckstr. 29, 4056 Basel 
More: www.dock-basel.ch 

Concept Note 
Plus Plus Minus is a project that shuffles between being a book and and an artwork/a collection of artworks. Each page has the potential to be viewed either as a page in a book of visuals and text, or as an artwork which springs off the page and into a display space. The artworks are a collection of multilayered, kinetic and dynamic elements, collaged together by adding and taking away, a process of plus and minus. Some of these compositions the viewer can interact with as well, adding something here, or taking away something there to customize the artwork according to their own aesthetics, giving it their own meaning. Inspired by Joseph Beuy's statement 'Everyone is an Artist', it is an attempt to look at the personalization and explorative aspect of contemporary art, a sort of introduction to discovering and exploring art in a fun manner. As a visual language it combines aspects of Indian visual elements from our worlds of pop, kitch and folk art (elements that are easily identifiable with India), with visual elements that I have come across in Switzerland (not necessarily only Swiss), to create unique juxtapositions which shall become the pages of the book as well as artworks at the same time, shuffling between the 2 mediums. Swiss artist Dieter Roth's experimentations with the medium of the book and with printed matter as works of art, are an inspiration here as well. 

The title of the project Plus Plus Minus, is quite self-explanatory. The first Plus being the Swiss symbol, the second Plus is the symbol for addition and the Minus being the symbol for subtraction. The book is about adding and taking away, a collage of thoughts, ideas and visuals, bringing together aspects of India and Switzerland. A book that, coming back to Joseph Beuy's statement, assumes 'Everyone is an Artist', and this belief becomes the springboard for this book as an art exploration adventure.
on the edge, an exhibition by Atul Bhalla

'on the edge', an exhibition by Atul Bhalla. The exhibition includes works done by the artist during his residency at iaab Basel. [dated September 2011]

Vadehra Art Gallery presents on the edge an exhibition by Atul Bhalla. The exhibition includes works done by the artist during his residency at iaab Basel. 
Preview: September 3, 2011 | 6 pm 
Vadehra Art Gallery D-178 Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi 
On view until October 1, 2011 11 am - 7 pm | Monday to Saturday 

Delhi-based Atul Bhalla is known for his sustained preoccupation with the eco-politics of water, which forms the basis for his diverse practice. Questioning the distribution, regulation, commodification and pollution of water, Bhalla has over the years explored its physical, historical, spiritual and political significance in relation to the population of New Delhi, his home city. Some describe Bhalla as an environmental activist, however his work may be considered not overtly political, instead socially concerned, engaging a poetic style of presentation. Bhalla describes his practice as an attempt to understand water, the way he perceives it, feels it, drinks it, swims in it and sinks in it. His personal negotiation of water provides a stage from which to address larger political issues concerning bodies of water and the urban environment. The exhibition showcases a selection of works that Bhalla has done since 2009 – locations differ from Basel to Varnasi, Beijing to Patna and artistic strategies shift from performance, to the use of found objects, from videos to photographic series. 

For the piece ‘Basel Walk’ Bhalla undertook a three hour walk along the river Rhine, in Switzerland, photographing a number of valves embedded into the streets, used for controlling the flow of water. He offers the viewer a new perspective on commonplace objects, forcing us to engage with familiar bodies of water in new ways, at the same time developing ones relationship to the city. In another performance in Patna, Bhalla floated a bright yellow signage down the Ganga which read aaj bhi wahi sab hota raha (even today everything went on as usual). Shot from the impressive Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world, the clearly legible signage is an ironic comment on the state of affairs in the state of Bihar and the country. About the artist: Born in 1964, Atul Bhalla lives and works in New Delhi, India. 

Having studied Fine Art at Delhi University, India and Northern Illinois University, USA, Bhalla is known for his photographic work, although his interdisciplinary practice also includes paintings, sculptures, installations, photo performances and videos. Bhalla has exhibited internationally, most recently in ‘Paris-Delhi-Bombay: India through the eyes of Indian and French artists’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and ‘Water’, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, USA.
Swiss artists-in-labs programme

The artists-in-labs programme is a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar. [dated September 2011]

Swiss artists-in-labs programme 
Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland and Pro Helvetia the artists-in-labs programme is a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar. 

This residency exchange programme will be conducted under the direction of the Artists in Labs research group at ZHdK. Within this pilot project Surekha Anil Kumar, an artist from India, will be a resident at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Zurich and Adrien Missika, an artist from Switzerland, will reside at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology - School of Biotechnology, Bhubaneswar. 

Introduction Art and science constitute two cultures, which have really grown apart. The Swiss Artistsinlabs program is a cultural program devoted to current debates and discourses that can help art and science to gain a closer understanding of each other. The intention of the ail program is to share common goals, to broaden the dialogue, generate ideas and raise awareness of the contributions both artists and scientists can make to the larger challenges of our time. Providing a research environment where these experiments can take place makes all the difference. The ail co-operation with Swiss Science laboratories is a conscious attempt to encourage the development of the primary creative forces shared by both disciplines: the quest for interpretations of nature, matter and human desire as well as the interest to comprehend, explore, reveal, sustain, create and build. 

The objectives of the residency programme are: to give artists the opportunity to be immersed inside the culture of scientific research in order to develop their interpretations and inspire their content. to allow the artists to have an actual “hands on” access to the solid raw materials, pertinent debates and scientific tools to encourage unique potentials and allow them to attend relevant lectures and conferences held by the scientists themselves. to help scientists gain some insight into the world of contemporary art, aesthetic development and the semiotics of communication that are used by artists in order to reach the general public. to encourage further collaboration between both parties including an extension of discourse and an exchange of research practices and methodologies. 

Focus Science Disciplines: life sciences, physics, cognition, engineering and computing 
Art Disciplines: art researchers-film, video, new media, sound art, sculpture, architecture, theatre and dance. 

More: http://artistsinlabs.ch/lang/en/
Art Talks @ FICA Reading Room

Presentations by Indian artists Paribartana Mohanty and Sreejata Roy who have returned from Switzerland where they were on a residency at PROGR Berne and iaab, Basel respectively. [dated September 2011]

Pro Helvetia New Delhi and the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) cordially invite you to an evening of presentations by Indian artists Paribartana Mohanty and Sreejata Roy who have recently returned from Switzerland where they were on a residency at PROGR Berne and iaab, Basel respectively. Moderated by Maya Kovskaya, a Delhi- based scholar, art critic and curator, the presentations will be followed by discussions. 

Date: Monday, 5 September 2011 
Time: 5.30 pm 
Venue: FICA Reading Room, D-42 Defence Colony, New Delhi - 110024 
Tel: +91-11-46594456 
Entry: Open to all 

About the artists: 

Paribartana Mohanty is a Delhi-based artist, working in multiple mediums of video, performance, painting and sculpture. He is the recipient of FICA Emerging Artist Award 2010 and 'City as Studio' Sarai-CSDS Media Lab Associate Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Media Practices. His works are often fictive dialogues with eminent figures who have inspired and influenced him, or a place or a situation, or specific individuals representing a typology. Mohanty has participated in many curated group exhibitions, residencies and art fairs. He is also part of a collective 'WALA' that engages in public and community art projects and performance-events. 

Sreejata Roy is an artist with a particular interest in community-related projects. From the time she completed her M.Phil. study in media art at the Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, UK from 2001-2005, she has evolved a culturally embedded form of personal practice within her larger investigation of socio-cultural issues via oral history and ethnography, the narration of daily life, and the formation of subjectivity. She was awarded the FICA Public Art Grant in 2009 for the Park project that reshaped a community park in the resettlement colony Dakshinpuri, collaborating with the NGO, Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education. Currently she is a researcher for Indian Foundation for Arts project with Centre for Culture Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Both Paribartana Mohanty and Sreejata Roy were awarded residencies in Switzerland by Pro Helvetia New Delhi as part of the FICA Emerging Artist Award and the Pro Helvetia Artist-in-Residency programme. 

For more information visit: www.ficart.org

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

'On their way' by Jenson Anto

'On their way' is an exhibition / intervention at San Nicla‘ Kirche, Strada, a Church in the Alps, along the Swiss- Austrian border, by Jenson Anto who was on a residency at Fundaziun NAIRS. [dated August 2011]

'On their way' is an exhibition / intervention at San Nicla‘ Kirche, Strada, a Church in the Alps, along the Swiss- Austrian border, by Jenson Anto who was on a residency at Fundaziun NAIRS. About the project Dedicated to San Nicla, this kirche stands in the hamlet of Strada on the banks of the river Inn. Farming is the main source of occupation with massive barns, honeycombs and carved Ibex in wood. With the river Inn flowing by proximity to the Austrian and the Italian border gives its fusion of Romansch, Austrian and Italian. 

Delving into forms derived from infested barks of trees found in this mountainous terrain, the interior of the Kirche was transformed with light paths. Treading unpredictable streams, it seemed to direct, confuse and engage in its own way as intervening light played with the contact of glass with paper. About the artist Working in blacK and white abstracts has been an experience in overlay of stark, painterly sense of cathartic and rhythmic order, for Jenson Anto. Indulging with found objects alongside has led to studio based assemblages and land based installations. 

For more information on Fundaziun NAIRS, Scuol visit - www.nairs.ch
Swiss Film Week

The Embassy of Switzerland presents Swiss films in collaboration with the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, Alliance Française de Hyderabad, and the Hyderabad Film Club. [dated August 2011]

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi presents popular fiction films from Switzerland in collaboration with the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, Alliance Française de Hyderabad, and the Hyderabad Film Club. From 23 to 30 August 2011 at 5:30 pm Venue: Room no 1, New Academic Hall, English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad Entry: Open to all 

Screening schedule:
Tuesday, 23 August
Les Petites Couleurs (A little colour) Fiction (2002), F/e, colour, 94 min by Patricia Plattner

Wednesday, 24 August
Mein Name ist Eugen (Rascals on the road) Fiction(2005), S-G/e, colour, 100 min by Michael Steiner
Thursday, 25 August
Les Choristes (The Chorus) Fiction (2004), F/e, colour, 97 min by Christophe Barratier 


Friday, 26 August
Vitus Fiction (2006), S-G/e, colour, 120 min by Fredi Murer 


Monday, 29 August
Mon frèrese marie (MyBrother's Wedding) Fiction (2006) F/e, colour, 95 min by Jean-Stéphane Bron 


Tuesday, 30 August
Home Fiction (2008), F/e, colour, 98 min by Ursula Meier 


To view the SYNOPSIS of the films being screened click here.
Locarno Film Festival, Open Doors: spotlight on India

The Locarno Film Festival 2011’s co-production lab Open Doors will focus on India. Pro Helvetia is supporting Rajnesh Domalpalli who will be visiting Locarno to attend the festival. [dated August 2011]

The 64th Locarno International Film Festival has announced India as the focus country for 2011 in the prized “Open Doors” section. Pro Helvetia is supporting Rajnesh Domalpalli, a young film maker from Hyderabad, who will be visiting Locarno to attend the festival. Rajnesh’s film Vanaja will be screened at the festival. From over 200 projects submitted, in 18 different languages, from 30 regions in India, these are the 12 finalists which will participate in Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab. 

Other selected projects are: Aharbal Falls by Ajay Raina Ajeeb Aashiq by Natasha Mendonca Arunoday / Sunrise by Partho Sen-Gupta Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram Char, The Island Within by Sourav Sarangi Jat Panchayat / The Judgement by Satish Manwar Lasya / The Gentle Dance by Anup Singh Samaadhi / The Penance by Sidharth Srinivasan Sebastian Wants to Remember by Vasant Nath The Trapper's Snare by Shanker Raman Thread / Le Fil by Lilium Leonard Vidhvastha / Devastated by Ashish Avikunthak The Open Doors co-production lab will take place August 6-9, 2011 as part of the 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno. For more information on the Open Doors section of the Locarno Film Festival click here. For more information on the Locarno Film Festival click here.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Young Curators Hub

Swiss curator, Nadia Schneider Willen will be visiting India to participate in the ‘Young Curators Hub’ organised by Experimenter Kolkata on 15th & 16th July 2011. [dated July 2011]

Swiss curator, Nadia Schneider Willen will be visiting India to participate in the ‘Young Curators Hub’ organised by Experimenter Kolkata on 15th & 16th July 2011. 

Experimenter is organising a ‘Young Curators Hub’ in Kolkata to discuss, debate and present the most contemporary thought behind curating exhibitions in today's context. Curatorial practice in India is at a crucial juncture and it is important to talk about its current state and its future development, especially through conversations between young Indian curators who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. The event will see a coming together of 10 of the country’s edgiest curators (below the age of 45) and Kolkata’s visual arts community, intellectuals and some of the leading contemporary arts personalities from the rest of the country. Amongst other things, this hub will include dedicated individual presentations of the 10 young curators’ own practice and its development with specific focus on exhibitions curated in the last two years, curatorial ventures in the pipeline. 

The event will culminate in an open session where artists, thinkers, collectors, writers, other curators, film makers, gallerists and other individuals from the arts will interact with each other to take the conversations productively forward. 

Swiss curator – Nadia Schneider Willen
Nadia Schneider Willen, born 1971 in Bern, is a freelance curator based in Zurich. She studied French literature and history of art at the University of Zurich. From 2001 to 2007 she was director and curator of the Kunsthaus Glarus and after that conservator of modern and contemporary art at the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva. In 2005 she co-curated the exhibition „In Times Like These“ at the International Biennale in Prague (National Gallery). Since 2007 she has been a member of the Swiss Federal Art Commission and is currently a member of the Turner Prize jury 2011. In Geneva, she was responsible for the exhibitions „Alexandre Perrier (1862-1936)“, Musée d'art et d'histoire, and the retrospective of Alberto Giacometti at the Musée Rath. In the Kunsthaus Glarus she curated contemporary exhibitions with international artists such as Gillian Wearing, Julika Rudelius, Jim Shaw, Annelise Coste, Gary Webb, Tobias Zielony, David Thorpe, Jeanne Faust, Hammwöhner / Jakob/Vormstein, Peter Piller und Swiss artists such as Hanspeter Hofmann, Pierre Vadi, Philippe Decrauzat, Daniel Robert Hunziker, Markus Müller, Vaclav Pozarek, Rolf Graf, Ingrid Wildi, Goran Galic/Gianreto Gredig.
 
Mimmi and Brumm to visit Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi

Pro Helvetia New Delhi presents Mimmi and Brumm are having a party, a puppet performance presented by Margrit Gysin of Switzerland in Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. [dated July 2011]

Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council in partnership with Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, ICCR, Kolkata, and Old World Culture, New Delhi presents
Mimmi and Brumm are having a party

a puppet performance presented by Margrit Gysin of Switzerland .
English / 45 mins
For children aged three and above.

Margrit Gysin, the grande dame of Swiss puppeteers, tells and performs a story based on the picture book by Gabrielle Vincent. A wonderful experience for children aged 3 and above, the story is about Mimmi, a mouse and Brumm, a bear. They are so tiny that they can live in a book. When the puppeteer knocks on the book's cover, the mouse comes out and the bear follows.

Small puppets are Margrit Gysin’s speciality and she uniquely creates maximum impact with minimal props. A small pebble turns into a mountain and the trials and tribulations of little Mimmi and Brumm become uncomfortably familiar and human.

Bangalore 
Thursday, 14 July 2011 at 7:30 pm and Friday, 15 July 2011 at 7:30 pm as part of the AHA! International Theatre for Children Festival 2011 at Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase J P Nagar, Bangalore Tickets available at the Ranga Shankara box office.

Kolkata 
Monday 18 July 2011 at 12 noon and Tuesday 19 July 2011 at 9:30 am and 12 noon at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata Passes available at Rabindranath Tagore Centre New

Delhi
Thursday 21 July 2011 at 7:30 pm and Friday 22 July 2011 at 7:30 pm at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi Tickets available at the IHC Programme Desk.

Partners Bangalore: Ranga Shankara Kolkata: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) New Delhi: Old World Culture

More: www.figurentheater-margrit-gysin.ch

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Among the Present of Absentee

An art installation by Sreejata Roy, an Indian visual artist who is currently on a residency at iaab, Basel. Sreejata has been using mixed and digital media to produce narratives.[ dated June 2011]

An art installation by Sreejata Roy, an Indian visual artist who is currently on a residency at iaab, Basel. On view from 11 June to 17 June
from 11am to 6 pm at iaab Basel.

Brief on the installation 
This work is about the spaces that carry the memories of the industrial practices that no more exist. City reconfigures itself with or without those architectural structures which at some point of time housed these industries. These structures carry the memory of those people who worked and lived here. Presently these people have almost become invisible and they have gone into the margins of the public knowledge.

Brief on the artist
An artist with a particular interest in community-related projects, Sreejata has been deeply interested in exploring the new labour practices that have developed in the neo-liberal political/economic environment, as an articulation and consequence of globalisation. She has been using mixed and digital media, informed by a theoretical framework, to produce narratives.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Swiss films screening at the European Film Festival

Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale’s short films Three Soldiers (1989) and Raclette Curry (2000) to be screened at the Taj Enlighten Film Society’s European Film Festival in Mumbai. [dated May 2011]

Mumbai is to witness its 1st European Film Festival, curated by Taj Enlighten Film Society brought to you by Brooke Bond Taj Mahal and supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai. This festival attempts to relocate the myth-like status of European cinema

The Swiss film package has as its backbone, a retrospective of the Swiss master, Daniel Schmid who was also a colleague of the legendary German film maker Rainer Fassbinder. The contemporary curations include films that view Switzerland as the ‘other’ within the discourse of the European ‘self.’ According to Mr. Werner Nievergelt, Consul General of Switzerland in Mumbai, “The Swiss film package will consist of important Swiss films, emphasizing their strong documentary aesthetic.”

Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale’s short films Three Soldiers (1989) and Raclette Curry (2000) to be screened at the Taj Enlighten Film Society’s European Film Festival at NCPA, Mumbai.

Included is a workshop by the significant Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale at the World College-School of Media Studies, emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction.

The festival is presented by Brooke Bond Taj Mahal, Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai and Swiss Indian Film Bridge.

For film screening schedule click here. For further information on screening contact Enlighten Film Society at 022 - 42141414
‘Recollections’, an exhibition by Srishti Rana Menon

Indian textile artist and designer, Srishti Rana Menon, currently on a residency in Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will exhibit her work at the Department of Textile Design. [dated May 2011]

Indian textile artist and designer, Srishti Rana Menon, currently on a residency in Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will exhibit her work at the Department of Textile Design at the University.

The Department of Textile Design at the Lucerne School of Art and Design invites you to an exhibition
by Srishti Ran Menon 
Textile Works: 'Recollections'
at 12 noon, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Sentimatt 1, 3rd Floor, Textil Design Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The exhibition can be viewed from 9 - 15 June 2011.

'Recollections' is an exhibition of work by Textile Artist and Designer, Srishti Rana Menon. This exhibition showcases personal memories of people in the artist's life. She uses old family photographs, antique and found textiles, and techniques like screen and digital printing, hand embroidery, stitching, pleating, applique to create the textures of these one-off portrait pieces.