Thursday, 23 June 2016

Open Studio Day | Shailesh BR at Atelier Mondial Basel
An invitation by Indian artist Shailesh B.R. from Baroda, who is currently on a three-month residency at Atelier Mondial, Basel/ Münchenstein, Switzerland.

Shailesh B.R. 
Open Studio Day at Atelier Mondial 
Dreispitz Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein Studio Nr. 3
Friday 3rd of June 2016: 18.00 - 22.00 H 
Saturday 4th of June 2016: 14.00 - 18.00 H

Indian artist Shailesh B.R. from Baroda, is currently on a residency at Atelier Mondial for three months, Basel/ Münchenstein, Switzerland. He got the FICA Emerging Artist Award 2015, which is supported by FICA (Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art) and Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Swiss Arts Council.

Shailesh B.R. is dealing with complex mechanisms and simplify them in terms of their physicality and purpose, in order to make them more accessible; mechanics sometimes exist in society irrespective of their actual necessity. His process of ideation begins with numerous drawings that serve as an extension of his daily thought processes; much like a ritual, it is a constant process that documents every possibility of the work. It is not only about the end result. He is involved in every step along the way, be it mechanical or cerebral. He is interested in manipulating objects in order to alter or negate their functionality with an element of satire, which tends to create a sense of discomfort. This discomfort is vital in order to become aware of and understand the dialects of objectification.

Partners: Atelier Mondial, FICA (Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art) and Pro Helvetia New Delhi.

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