Friday, 28 February 2014

Mai-Thu Perret at INSERT2014

Pro Helvetia presents Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's installation Balthazar at INSERT2014

Mai-Thu Perret is an internationally acclaimed Swiss artist, her multifaceted practice ranges from sculpture, installation, painting, video and textile works drawing from a wide array of art and art historic references.

Balthazar is a life-sized woven donkey sculpture made out of rattan. The donkey, suggests hard physical labour and in Christian tradition stands for the poor and for women. The subject of the work and its proximity to handicraft and design - to traditionally female occupations- is mirrored in the materiality of the rattan-donkey.

Date: 31st January - 28 February 2014
Time - 10 am to 7 pm, each day
Venue: Matighar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts About INSERT 2014

INSERT2014 unfolds a series of unexpected encounters with contemporary art in the public domain. Within its purview, several exhibits, symposiums, workshops and performances will take place over one month at cultural sites across Delhi, bringing together a diverse group of international experts and contemporary artists to inaugurate a re-thinking of the city's cultural infrastructure. More:

Partners / Organisers: Part of INSERT2014 / supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council; Artistic directors: Raqs Media Collective, presented by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
The Swiss touch in landscape architecture

An exhibition on the work of landscape architects in Switzerland.

'the swiss touch in landscape architecture' - an exhibition on the work of landscape architects in Switzerland.
Opening: Saturday 8 February 2014 at 5.30 pm
On view from: 9 - 16 February 2014
Venue: Vismaya Gallery, Rangoli Metro Art Centre, M G Road

The exhibition, produced by Pro Helvetia Zurich is being presented in Bangalore by swissnex India
Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Malcolm Braff at Art Chennai

Pro Helvetia presents Swiss artists, Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Malcolm Braff at Art Chennai

Art Chennai - The largest festival of modern and contemporary art in South India, Art Chennai inspires debate, art appreciation and investment and aims to increase the visibility of visual arts in the country.

Pro Helvetia New Delhi presents a video-installation by Pierre Yves Borgeaud called That Land and a performance by Malcolm Braff (accompanied by vocalist Claire Huguenin ) at the launch of Art Chennai.

Date: 8 February 2014
Venue: Art Chennai 
Entry: As per festival rules

About Pierre-Yves Borgeaud: 
Born 1963. Jazz drummer, journalist, bachelor's degree in Arts at Lausanne University, first Super-8 films in the 80's. 1997 Certificate in Film and Video at the NYU and then making videos for ECM Records in Germany and various documentaries and live performances and installations with musicians. Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2003 with his experimental feature film " iXième : a home prioner's diary ". In 2007, his awarded documentary " Return to Goree " is distributed worldwide, and well as " Viramundo : a musical journey with Gilberto Gil ", his most recent musical documentary (2013). Filmography / Among others: 1990 Encore une histoire d'amour / 1997 Nils Petter Molvaer: Song of Sand / 1998 Music Hotel / 1999 Swiss Jam / 2000 My Body Electric / 2001 Inland / 2003 iXième: journal d'un prisonnier / 2004 Interface / 2004 Family Music / 2007 Retour à Gorée / 2008 Brigitte Studer - the present History / 2009 Subjectif Cinéma / 2013 Viramundo : a musical journe with Gilberto Gil 

About Malcolm Braff 
Malcolm Braff born in Rio de Janeiro, he grew up on the Cape Verdean Isles and Senegal before settling in Switzerland. The pianist, composer and aesthetic maverick has worked on his reputation as an inspiring artist who fires up the European scene with spectacular activities, especially with spectacular art. In the early Nineties projects acquainted him with fellow artists like Bänz Oester, Mathieu Michel, Samuel Blaser and also Eric Truffaz. Braff is a regular at the Cully Jazz Festival and one of the most prolific jazz pianists in Switzerland today.

Partner: Art Chennai