Friday, 28 February 2014

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

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