Thursday, 30 April 2015

One and one make eleven
An exhibition on contemporary art from India at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland showcasing works of nine Indian artists.

One and one make eleven 
- an exhibition on contemporary art from India 
at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland from 23 April 2015 to 28 June 2015.
Curated by: Eveline Suter23 April - 28 June 2015

One and one make eleven, contemporary Art from India gathers nine positions from the extensivecontemporary art scene in India. The exhibition focuses on forms ofdialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists, their subject,with other actors and the audience. The Indian artists do so by usingall media and make reference to topics of their everyday life, to living in the big city, the resource problems and Pollution, given the population explosion or the traditional gender ratio that does not fit into the modernmetropolitan life. The invited artists are born between 1964-1989 andlive in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.

Artists: Atul Bhalla, Prerna Bishnoi, Cop Shiva, Archana Hande, Reena Kallat, Nandita Kumar, Pra­jakta Potnis, Sumakshi Singh, Surekha

Photo credit: Archana Hande
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

FICA Emerging Artist Award 2015
Pro Helvetia New Delhi is pleased to be associated once again with FICA for the Emerging Artist Award 2015. The award includes a twelve-week residency in Switzerland awarded by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.

The Emerging Artist Award seeks to promote young Indian artists studying or practicing in India who demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts. Selected by an independent jury of distinguished artists and professionals in the field, the recipient gets the opportunity to travel and work in an international residency and exhibit in a solo show in India.

The Emerging Artist Award 2015 is made possible through FICA's partnership with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Art Council and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. 

The Award includes 
A twelve-week residency in Switzerland awarded by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council 
(round trip air travel from Mumbai or Delhi & per diem during the time of the residency) 

A solo exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

The applicant needs to be between 18-35 years of age. 
The applicant needs to be an Indian citizen currently residing in India. 

For the application process visit: 
Deadline for submission of applications is 30 June 2015

Sunday, 26 April 2015

CeC 2015, the 9th annual Carnival of e-Creativity
Swiss musician Lionel Denton will be representing Switzerland at this years Carnival of e-Creativity.

The 9th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2015) is scheduled to take place in Shillong, Meghalaya from 1 May to 3 May 2015. 

Swiss musician Lionel Denton will be representing Switzerland at this years Carnival of e-Creativity. Lionel Denton's participation at CeC 2015 is supported by Pro Helvetia -Swiss Arts Council.

1 & 2 May 2015 // Indian Council for Social Science Research - North East Regional Centre (ICSSR-Nerc), North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
3 May 2015 //  in the KJP Assembly Conference Centre Hall (opposite the District Library).

CeC 2015 consists of presentations, performances, exhibits and screenings, involving direct and indirect participation of e-Creative practitioners of all description from around India and the world.

Lionel Dentan (Da Saz) 
Da-Saz has produced a wide variety of productions over the last few years and their music compositions and sounds are always shifting. Filled with surprises and always out of the ordinary their sound is always fresh and spans the whole spectrum from acoustic to electronic music. The nouveau project is about experimental electronic music composed and performed with analog Synths. There is a big difference in influences sounds and composition from Da Saz's debut album 'Jet Lag' released by Phat Phish Records to the new album 'Sulphabric' released in 2012. As Lionel Dentan puts it "I believe in experimentation, trying new ideas... it (the live set) is now formless, shapeless,including just sounds and Ambient tones, floating around, like abstract art... you can decide what you hear or sonically imagine".

For details on CeC click here