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Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah and Burkhard Meltzer at Month of Practice 2023 in VietnamAKOSUA VIKTORIA ADU-SANYAH: During m...
18/10/2023

Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah and Burkhard Meltzer at Month of Practice 2023 in Vietnam

AKOSUA VIKTORIA ADU-SANYAH: During my residency, I plan to explore the interplay of mobility, dreamscapes, and transition using photographic processes and moving imagery. My project is anchored in the contrasting dimensions of motion – the perceived immobility of trees, the unrestricted movement in dreams, and the distinct patterns of animal motion.

DR. BURKHARD MELTZER: My plans for the residency in Hanoi are to take part in the scheduled mentoring program of MAP 2023, to get in touch with and to explore the contemporary art scene in Hanoi/Vietnam and to provide insights in my current research on transcultural relations between Europe and East Asia in contemporary art.

In pictures: Installation curated by Dr. Burkhard Meltzer and artwork by Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah (.silvery).

 TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.Mirjam VaradinisArt historian and curator...
17/10/2023



TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.

Mirjam Varadinis
Art historian and curator, Kunsthaus Zürich

Mirjam Varadinis is art historian and curator for contemporary art at Kunsthaus Zürich. She has organized various exhibitions, including the group shows “Action!” (2017) and “Shifting Identities” (2008) as well as solo exhibitions with a.o. Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson, Pipilotti Rist, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Akram Zaatari, Rosa Barba, Tino Sehgal, Urs Fischer or David Shrigley. She has published numerous catalogues and artist books and contributes to international art magazines. Mirjam Varadinis was one of Manifesta12’s curators in Palermo, Sicily. In 2013 she had curated “0 Performance – The Fragile Beauty of Crisis”, a special project for the 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art. In 2012, she co-curated “TRACK” (together with Philippe Van Cauteren), a large-scale, city-wide international group exhibition in the tradition of “Chambres d’amis” in Ghent, Belgium. In 2006, Mirjam Varadinis was also a curator of “Printemps de Septembre”, an annual festival of contemporary arts in Toulouse, France.




 TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.Katya Garcia-AntonDirector and Chief Cura...
17/10/2023



TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.

Katya Garcia-Anton
Director and Chief Curator, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromso, Norway

Katya Garcia-Anton is the Director and Chief Curator of Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum (NNNKM) in Northern Norway / Sápmi (Tromsø/Bodø/Svalbard Archipelago). Working with the NNKM´s collection and temporary exhibitions, she is developing a programme focussed on the interconnected issues of climate emergency, decolonisation, social justice and the acceleration of AI. Garcia-Anton co-curated The Sámi Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2022, Venice; she curated the Spanish Pavilion (2011), The Nordic Pavilion (2015) as well as co-curated the Qalandiya International Biennial (2012). Garcia-Anton was director of Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, and Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneva, and worked in Institute of Contemporary Art London, IKON Birmingham, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia Madrid, and The Courtauld Institute of Art London. Recent publications include Art and Solidarity Reader. Radical Actions, Politics and Friendships (2022), Čatnosat. The Sámi Pavilion, Indigenous Art, Knowledge and Sovereignty (2022), and a trilogy of new Indigenous writing (2018-20): Mázejoavvku. Indigenous Collectivity and Art, Let the River Flow. An Indigenous Uprising and its Legacy in Art, Ecology and Politics and Sovereign Words. Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism.

-Anton


 TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.Parul Dave-MukherjiProfessor, School of A...
17/10/2023



TAKE on Art is delighted to announce the jury for the Art Writers' Award 2023.

Parul Dave-Mukherji
Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Parul Dave-Mukherji is professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She holds PhD from Oxford University and her publications span global art history, comparative aesthetics and contemporary Indian art. She has been a fellow at Clark Art Institute, USA, South Asia Institute, Germany, Goldsmith’s College, London, etc. She has edited Ebrahim Alkazi: Directing Art—The Making of a Modern Indian Art World (2016); authored “Whither Art History in a Globalizing World” The Art Bulletin 2014; Her most recent publication is on 20th Century Indian Art (co-edited with Partha Mitter and Rakhee Balaram) published by Thames and Hudson, 2021.




Thanh-Toan Doan is a choreographer and movement artist based in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.In 2022, as part of the reside...
13/10/2023

Thanh-Toan Doan is a choreographer and movement artist based in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

In 2022, as part of the residency program MÚA RỨA in Hoi An, Toan choreographed “Chiem Bao Thay Minh”, an ensemble dance work which explores typhoons and their indelible imprint upon the psyches and souls of the central Vietnamese people.

Most recently, Toan collaborated with filmmaker Nguyen Le Hoang P**c to make the movement-based fiction film “Buoyant” (2023), which was screened as part of the exhibition “After the Cataclysm, Before the Storm” in Toronto, Canada.

 🔊Join us this Saturday, 14th October, 5:30 pm onwards at Khoj Studios for the release of the Delhi chapter of the Norie...
11/10/2023

🔊Join us this Saturday, 14th October, 5:30 pm onwards at Khoj Studios for the release of the Delhi chapter of the Norient City Sounds online publication.

Hosted by Khoj Studios in Delhi, in collaboration with Norient, this will be an evening of conversations, responses, discursive presentations, talks, live sets and jams by some of the contributors in the edition. The gathering will enter into and further take off from the contributions in the Online Special that think through the many ways of listening in and to the city, extending the dialogue into a wider public.

The evening will spill over into a set of activations and gatherings spread out across the weekend and beyond– beginning with a sound walk and a community workshop programmed in conversation with Khoj on the 15th. Stay tuned for more!

The evening is a part of the Norient Online Special «Norient City Sounds: Delhi»

The third edition of the Norient City Sounds Series is moored in Delhi, India, as it tunes in to a polyphony of voices, songs, sounds, and stories that reimagine and unconceal the various worlds and characters constituting sonicities.

Curated and edited by with .liechti and project team



⁠✨ Release weekend supported by by .ch

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EQUALITY! by the Company Lindh & Weingartner is a duet about a woman and a man that wish to be completely equal. Amidst ...
09/10/2023

EQUALITY! by the Company Lindh & Weingartner is a duet about a woman and a man that wish to be completely equal. Amidst the audiences sitting in a circle, with full physical commitment and a lot of humour, the duo find all kinds of absurd ways to demonstrate what equality between two people of different sexes could look like. They decide together, face the same challenges, give each other the same chances and get equal attention. Even though it is sometimes difficult, they do not give up, because one thing is certain: in each case they are equally unique!

To find out more about the tour and the workshops please click the link in bio.

BordersThis month invites us to linger over borders, to question them, and to cross them. Company Weingartner and Lindh'...
03/10/2023

Borders

This month invites us to linger over borders, to question them, and to cross them. Company Weingartner and Lindh's EQUALITY! is set to tour the NorthEast of India with workshops and performances questioning and touching upon the liminality of gender. Performers Rebecca Weingartner (.weingartner) and Benjamin Lindh Medin () will be on research trip in India delving into the same questions.

Artist Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah (.silvery) and curator Dr. Burkhard Meltzer will be at the Month of Art Practice in Hanoi negotiating dreamscapes in photography and transculturality respectively. Meanwhile, Vietnamese performer Thanh-Toan Doan () will be on residency in Switzerland exploring performativity and theater in dance. Borders of self and other are explored in the co-creation project entitled The Intimate Borders of Liminal Love, as three artists encounter themselves and each other.

The Art Writers' Award 2023 announces an opportunity for art writers to travel on residency to Switzerland. And finally, the gallery presents a polyphony of sounds from Delhi, and glimpses from Katja Brunner's () poetry workshop in Kathmandu. 

Pro Helvetia New Delhi

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is looking to support research-based and process-oriented programmes that foster exc...
01/10/2023

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is looking to support research-based and process-oriented programmes that foster exchange between art, science and technology involving organisations in Switzerland and across the world.

The support is allotted to the conceptualisation, creation and implementation of the programme. This may include artists’ fees, travel costs, material costs, etc. Infrastructural costs (building, renting, etc.) and operational costs (salaries, insurances, etc.) of the organisations will not be supported.

Link in bio for the application. Deadline to apply: 2 October 2023

Yangzom Wujohktsang is a Swiss-Tibetan architect based in Zurich. She studied at ETH Zurich and the Institute of Technol...
20/09/2023

Yangzom Wujohktsang is a Swiss-Tibetan architect based in Zurich. She studied at ETH Zurich and the Institute of Technology in Tokyo and has gained experience in several architecture offices. Her interests include the exploration of conceptual political and physical space at the intersection of architecture and art.

Anushka Rajendran is the curator of Prameya Art Foundation (New Delhi) and also works independently as a curator and wri...
18/09/2023

Anushka Rajendran is the curator of Prameya Art Foundation (New Delhi) and also works independently as a curator and writer.

She has published essays in several publications including anthologies, academic journals and artists’ monographs. At the moment, she is editing the publication, Twenty Years of Britto (published by Steidl and supported by Documenta) which looks back at the vital work and legacy of Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh), and also a monograph on Anoli Perera’s life and work.

Her ongoing conversations with peers and colleagues based in Switzerland around the question of rapidly shifting ecologies, as more than human presences that have shaped history, defined geographies, linguistic flows, indigenous systems of knowledge, circulation of resources, and time will form a line of enquiry during her research trip to Switzerland.

Katja Brunner, born in Zurich in 1991, studied literary writing at the Hochschule der Künste in Biel and dramatic writin...
11/09/2023

Katja Brunner, born in Zurich in 1991, studied literary writing at the Hochschule der Künste in Biel and dramatic writing at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2012 she took part in the Vienna Burgtheater’s Werkstatttagen and was subsequently invited to participate in the Heidelberg Stückemarkt. In 2013 she won the Mülheim Dramatists’ Prize with “von den beinen zu kurz” and was voted Best Young Author by Theater heute magazine’s critics’ survey. In the season 2014/15, she was the resident author at the Lucerne Theatre, where she wrote “geister sind auch nur menschen”, performed in 2017 at Schauspiel Leipzig.

Katja's participation at the Long Night of LiteratureS is also supported by the

Nepalese Curators Hit Man Gurung and Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Vietnamese artist Van Nhi Nguyen at Plat(t)form 2023At th...
07/09/2023

Nepalese Curators Hit Man Gurung and Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Vietnamese artist Van Nhi Nguyen at Plat(t)form 2023

At the annual event Plat(t)form, 42 selected international photographers and artists offer an insight into their work. During the portfolio viewing event, the artists present their works to the public and a team of experts, providing an opportunity to discover the latest trends in photography and meet young talents personally.

Plat(t)form will take place from 8-10 September 2023 at Fotostiftung Schweiz at Grüzenstrasse 45.

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06/09/2023

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Are you eager to equip yourself with the practical skills to share your expertise with others in an online workshop?

We invite artists that actively exercise a creative practice for 3 years or more that are from and living in...

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, DRC, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vietnam
.. to enter the open call INCUBATOR: CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS.

Selected applicants will receive a grant and be paired with an experienced partner who will provide professional guidance, advice and support in the production and implementation of the proposed workshop.

Application requirements include a workshop proposal and letters of recommendation. For more information about the open call and submission, click on the link in our bio!

📅 Submission deadline 1 October 2023.

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A thousand wordsWords are such stuff, as worlds are built on. And pictures, they say, are worth a thousand words. Throug...
04/09/2023

A thousand words

Words are such stuff, as worlds are built on. And pictures, they say, are worth a thousand words. Through both these worlds, of words and images, we present to you our recent goings-on in South Asia.

Our gallery this month presents a 'leap into the unfamiliar' - Rolf Hermann's (.rolf) poetry workshop last month in Bhutan. We also dive in this month into literature, with Katja Brunner () presenting a poetry workshop in Nepal, and readings of her works in both Nepal and India at the much-awaited Long Night of LiteratureS.

Plat(t)form Winterthur 2023 showcases, among others, the works of Vietnamese photographer Van Nhi Nguyen (), and curators from Nepal, Hit Man Gurung and Sheelasha Rajbhandari ().

This month also sees curator Mirjam Varadinis on a research trip to India, while Indian curator Anushka Rajendran () travels on a research trip to Switzerland. Meanwhile, Yangzom Wujohktsang embarks on residency to Nepal. 

At last but not the least, we invite you to apply to our support measures - Synergies and Co-creation. 

Mirjam Varadinis is art historian and curator for contemporary art at Kunsthaus Zürich. She has organized various exhibi...
03/09/2023

Mirjam Varadinis is art historian and curator for contemporary art at Kunsthaus Zürich. She has organized various exhibitions, including the group shows “Action!” (2017) and  “Shifting Identities” (2008) as well as solo exhibitions with a.o. Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson, Pipilotti Rist, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Akram Zaatari, Rosa Barba, Tino Sehgal, Urs Fischer or David Shrigley. She has published numerous catalogues and artist books and contributes to international art magazines.

Embracing a new chapter as we unveil our fresh identity for Long Nights of LiteratureS 2023. 📚Join us on this literary j...
29/08/2023

Embracing a new chapter as we unveil our fresh identity for Long Nights of LiteratureS 2023. 📚

Join us on this literary journey that stretches through the night and into the realms of creativity. Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening of readings by talented writers from Europe and India. 🇪🇺🇮🇳

Stay tuned for an unforgettable literary experience.

Lola Mac Dougall is a photography curator based in Goa. Lola has a doctorate from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, w...
24/08/2023

Lola Mac Dougall is a photography curator based in Goa. Lola has a doctorate from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, with a doctoral thesis dealing with Indian women photographers. She was the founding director of the photography festivals GoaPhoto and of JaipurPhoto.

Yadanar Win () is an artist from Myanmar based in Marseille, France. Her art fuses body and performance, breaking free f...
12/08/2023

Yadanar Win () is an artist from Myanmar based in Marseille, France. Her art fuses body and performance, breaking free from traditional forms. A decade in the cultural scene in Myanmar, she organizes transformative projects, addressing Myanmar’s struggles for peace and democracy. Since 2011, Yadanar participated several art exhibitions and exchanges throughout Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.

Ko Latt
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Ko Latt, a visual artist from Myanmar, was born in 1987 in Paung City. He studied Economics at Yangon University and later pursued an M.A. in Fine Art in Switzerland. His artwork reflects personal expressions on social norms, homosexuality, religious dogmas, and politics, conveying a desire for freedom. He works with various mediums such as painting, installation, digital media, and performance. His art has been exhibited internationally in countries like South Korea, France, Germany, Japan, and more.

During their research trip in Switzerland, the Burmese performance artists Yadanar Win and Kolatt plan to connect with other artists, networks, theatres and festivals in Switzerland in order to learn about the Swiss dance, theatre and performance art scene. By networking with local and international professionals, attending shows and discussions at festivals, they wish to gain knowledge about cultural infrastructure, artistic practices, choreography, current discourses and trends in aesthetics.

Aryakrishnan Ramakrishnan is an artist and curator based in Kerala, India. They completed their MA in Visual Arts from S...
08/08/2023

Aryakrishnan Ramakrishnan is an artist and curator based in Kerala, India. They completed their MA in Visual Arts from School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi, 2014. Their ongoing project ‘Sweet Maria Monument’ is a monument for a transgender activist and performer who was murdered in 2012 in Kerala, India.

“I am looking at the Sommerakademie Paul Klee (SPK) programme as an opportunity to get back in to rigorous practice where I can put my insights in to use with a community of other practitioners,” says Aryakrishnan, “A residency programme like this one at Bern, will allow me to gain knowledge from an international community while conceptually and materially reimagining my existing work. This can enable me to create a new body of work and open up a new trajectory in my practice. I wish the critical insights and collaboration possibilities I get from this program will help me to contribute to the field of q***r knowledge production in a significant way. I also feel this will help me to revisit my community work with new insights on how to understand and work with institutions and communities.”

Rolf Hermann (.rolf), born in Switzerland, writes and performs poetry, stories and spoken word. He studied English and G...
03/08/2023

Rolf Hermann (.rolf), born in Switzerland, writes and performs poetry, stories and spoken word. He studied English and German literatures in Switzerland and the USA, and earned his living as a shepherd in younger years

His most recent publications include: In der Nahaufnahme verwildern wir (In Close-Up, We Run to Seed) in 2021, Eine Kuh namens Manhattan (A Cow Called Manhattan) in 2019, and Flüchtiges Zuhause (Ephemeral Home) in 2018.

Poetry, performance, art - "we are such stuff," as Shakespeare would say, "as dreams are made on." Alongside the ongoing...
03/08/2023

Poetry, performance, art - "we are such stuff," as Shakespeare would say, "as dreams are made on." Alongside the ongoing support grants, Synergies and Co-creation, August also offers up new 'stuff'. We travel with poet Rolf Hermann (.rolf) to the Bhutan Echoes festival where he offers a poetry workshop 'A Leap into the Unfamiliar.' We also visit Ladakh with artist Małgorzata Stankiewicz () for South Asia’s highest ever contemporary land art group exhibition.

Indian artist and curator Aryakrishnan Ramakrishnan () will be on residency at Sommerakademie Paul Klee, while Burmese performance artists Yadanar Win () and Ko Latt () go on a research trip to Switzerland. Goa-based photography curator Lola Mac Dougall () also embarks on a research trip to Switzerland to explore how yoga has travelled in photography. Finally, AI mixes with performance to produce "Hallucinations of an Artifact," showcased in this month's gallery.  

Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist, poet and a re-searcher, an older sister, a daughter, and an aunt of Baltic-Slavic d...
24/07/2023

Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist, poet and a re-searcher, an older sister, a daughter, and an aunt of Baltic-Slavic descent. In her lifework practice, Małgo is curiously drawn to ways of knowing that have been forgotten or erased, intentionally or otherwise, by the predominant Western culture of domination and rationalism. Weaving together performance, poetry, installation and sound, Małgo’s work circulates around the notions of ecology, community, storytelling, symbolism, ritual and meaningful chance, and is deeply informed by her interdisciplinary approach to research and commitment to bringing together hitherto separate threads of knowledge.

Małgo will be on residency in Leh and Ladakh in India. Upon the invitation of the Embassy of Switzerland in India, and as part of SwitzerlandIndia75 years, Małgo will also participate in the sā Ladakh festival in India in August 2003. At 3600m, the exhibition is one of South Asia’s highest ever contemporary land art group exhibition, focusing on the theme of mountains, environment, culture and community. Małgo will be conducting a workshop with school kids and also creating a site-specific work in Ladakh.

Rita Khin is a q***r photographer based in Myanmar and is a co-founder of Thuma Collective, initiated in 2017 which incl...
18/07/2023

Rita Khin is a q***r photographer based in Myanmar and is a co-founder of Thuma Collective, initiated in 2017 which includes six Myanmar women photographers who are dedicated to visual storytelling.

In 2018, she was selected to participate in VII’s Foundation “Burmese Days Photography Workshop” with two well-renowned photography mentors from VII agency, Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz. In 2019, she was selected as a fellow to attend the Angkor Photo Festival. Her works were exhibited internationally in Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, Jakarta Photo Festival and Kochi-Muziris Biennale. She now resides in Myanmar.

Rita Khin () will be on residency at Verzasca Foto () 2023.

Jessy Razafimandimby lives and works in Geneva. His work gives new life to a world inherited from the past, paying parti...
10/07/2023

Jessy Razafimandimby lives and works in Geneva. His work gives new life to a world inherited from the past, paying particular attention to the history of interior decoration and ornamentation, as well as to social conventions and “good manners” traditionally linked to a conservative lifestyle and promoted by a classist bourgeois system. Figures sometimes seem to melt into the work, mov­ing into new, complex forms that reveal Razafimandimby’s interest in the question of becoming. It’s not so much what we become, but with whom we become it.

We start off the July newsletter by congratulating the recipients of the 2024 studio residency, both from Switzerland an...
04/07/2023

We start off the July newsletter by congratulating the recipients of the 2024 studio residency, both from Switzerland and South Asia. This, followed by a reminder of our support measures: Synergies and Co-creation.

In events, artist Jessy Razafimandimby's work is on exhibit in New Delhi alongside other artists. Jessy also presents a workshop at the KNMA that digs into the unseen and the invisible, culminating in a performance at the venue along with a walk through his exhibit. Also in New Delhi, a preview of the performance 'Hallucinations of an Artifact' questions simple narratives surrounding the 'Dancing Girl of Mohenjo-Daro'.

Artist and environmentalist Małgorzata Stankiewicz arrives on a residency to India this month. And in parting, we also highlight in our gallery the recent Tapan Moharana's Open Day from his residency in Switzerland featuring a play of light and shadows.

Pro Helvetia New Delhi

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is delighted to announce the names of the artists from Switzerland who have been selected for the...
03/07/2023

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is delighted to announce the names of the artists from Switzerland who have been selected for the Studio Residency 2024.

JOHANNA SCHAIBLE
URIEL ORLOW
ELIA BULETTI
VERA RYSER

Residencies offer the artist an opportunity to research, experiment and engage. We hope that the recipients will gain from the opportunity and be able to form sustainable networks for the future.

Read more about the artists and on residencies at prohelvetia.in

Photo credits: Mara Truog, Bundesamt für Kultur, Florian Spring, Nikkol Rot,Caterina Montesi

Glimpses from Open Studio 2 - TEMPLE OF LIGHTA site specific shadow projection by TAPAN Moharana () Tapan's work "Temple...
27/06/2023

Glimpses from Open Studio 2 - TEMPLE OF LIGHT

A site specific shadow projection by TAPAN Moharana ()

Tapan's work "Temple of Light" is an interactive, random shadow play in which the audience can  participate and so becomes part of the story. Like the Rabanachhaya, which comments on the good  and evil in human nature through retellings of the mythology of light and darkness. The shadows  and light reflected by the mirror puppets in this work represent the shadow self in a "Jungian" sense,  in an individual as well as in a broader social context. In this manner, The “Temple of Light" becomes  a commentary on the darker sides of our shared history in terms of poverty and class-based  inequalities. The work offers space to rethink the meaning of society, life and ecology. 

Tapan is an artist in residence at

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is delighted to announce the names of the artists from South Asia who have been selected for the ...
26/06/2023

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is delighted to announce the names of the artists from South Asia who have been selected for the Studio Residency 2024.

Karan Shrestha () | Visual Arts | India & Nepal
Kaldi Moss () | Art, Science & Technology | India
Ha Dao () | Visual Arts | Vietnam

Residencies offer the artist an opportunity to research, experiment and engage. We hope that the recipients will gain from the opportunity and be able to form sustainable networks for the future.

Read more about the artists and on residencies at prohelvetia.in

Stay tuned for the announcement of artists from Switzerland selected for the 2024 studio residencies.

‘PoroCity’ was a site-specific spatial intervention by the Swiss architecture studio Graber & Steiger held at Kalakendra...
20/06/2023

‘PoroCity’ was a site-specific spatial intervention by the Swiss architecture studio Graber & Steiger held at Kalakendra Art Space, Dhaka in May 2023. The installation in the gallery and the adjacent urban space gave the opportunity to explore the notion of ‘enabling structures’ in different architectural and urban scales.  The installation triggerd a dialogue about architectonical structures that may be the actual DNA of welcoming places which unfold a porous setting for vivid social interaction and future oriented transformations.

The exhibition provided a glimpse into architectonical works, which are characterized by permeable spatial structures that invite for a free appropriation by the users. The scenographic setting of the installation was embedded in a circular concept for the reuse of the modular exhibition structure in the everyday life of Dhaka’s micro-urbanism.

'PoroCity' was on display from 8-29 May at Kalakendra Art Space in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Artist Tapan Moharana will be holding an Open Studio at Gleis70 on 21 June (details below).Tapan's work "Temple of Light...
14/06/2023

Artist Tapan Moharana will be holding an Open Studio at Gleis70 on 21 June (details below).

Tapan's work "Temple of Light" is an interactive, random shadow play in which the audience can  participate and so becomes part of the story. Like the Rabanachhaya, which comments on the good  and evil in human nature through retellings of the mythology of light and darkness. The shadows  and light reflected by the mirror puppets in this work represent the shadow self in a "Jungian" sense,  in an individual as well as in a broader social context. In this manner, The “Temple of Light" becomes  a commentary on the darker sides of our shared history in terms of poverty and class-based  inequalities. The work offers space to rethink the meaning of society, life and ecology. 

During his Residency in Switzerland, the work “ Temple of Light" was created by combining kinetic art  observations and his artistic practice of shadow Play. The mechanical nature of the installation  creates through invisible energy random loops and cycles of movement which generate a new sense  of shadow play that interacts with the present. The work is based on the concept of "Shunyata", the  zero or void, the indefinite temporal space, which is equally a culmination point.

Wednesday, June 21. 2023
Under the Hermetschloo - Bridge | vis a vis Gleis70

9 pm till midnight!
🎷 Saxophone Improvisations by
♫♩Martin Schuhmacher

 Join us at Bikalpa Art Center on Friday, 9th June 2023, as we host an engaging artist talk featuring the acclaimed Swit...
06/06/2023

Join us at Bikalpa Art Center on Friday, 9th June 2023, as we host an engaging artist talk featuring the acclaimed Switzerland-based artist, Johanna Bruckner. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to delve into Bruckner's captivating works and gain valuable insights into her artistic vision.

Bruckner’s work touches on themes of posthumanism, biopolitics, feminism, and q***r theory among others. She is an internationally lauded artist who has been honored with many awards throughout the course of her professional career and has her art displayed in exhibits worldwide. Her recent work Metabolic Hardware, a multi-channel video installation, was also recently screened at BAC.
She is currently staying in Nepal for a three-month residency program and her residency is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. In this artist talk Johanna Bruckner will discuss her research during her art residency in Nepal on the abstraction of nature due to technological change in relation to her previous work. While showing excerpts, she will speak about changing relations between society, ecology, and non-human life.

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Friday, 9th June 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Bikapa Art Center, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal

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We are excited to host the talk of ‘AI + Art - From Machine Drawings to Machine Learning’ by Adrian Notz, AI + Art Curator, ETH AI Center, Zurich today. Stay tuned!

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In framework of the Swiss it! Initiative, the Embassy of Switzerland in India and Bhutan and Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts Council launched the Swiss literary days series in February 2021.
Martina Clavadetscher, Winner of the Swiss Book Prize 2021, participates as part of the series at Bhutan Echoes: Drukyul’s literature festival 2022.
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Thank you Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts Council for this great article!
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🔎 Agenda culturale

Nel podcast «Swiss Jazz Hour», la stazione radio boxout.fm con sede a Nuova Delhi, accende i riflettori sul jazz elvetico. 🎷🎶

Anche le stazioni radiofoniche svizzere Radio RaBe Radio 3FACH Radio Gwen RadioFr. Freiburg e Simon Petermann (Corrispondente svizzero per il progetto) sono coinvolte nel progetto.

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Im sechsteiligen Podcast «Swiss Jazz Hour» legt das indische Online-Radio boxout.fm einen Fokus auf Schweizer Jazz. 🎷🎶

Am Projekt beteiligt sind auch die Schweizer Radios Radio RaBe Radio 3FACH Radio Gwen RadioFr. Freiburg und Simon Petermann (Schweizer Korrespondent des Projekts)

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🔎 Conseil culture

La radio en ligne indienne boxout.fm met l'accent sur le jazz suisse sans son podcast « Swiss Jazz Hour ». 🎷🎶

Les radios suisses Radio RaBe Radio 3FACH Radio Gwen RadioFr. Freiburg et Simon Petermann (correspondant suisse du projet) participent également au projet.

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With its podcast «Swiss Jazz Hour», radio boxout.fm from India is putting a focus on Swiss jazz. 🎷🎶

Involved in the project are Swiss radios Radio RaBe Radio 3FACH Radio Gwen RadioFr. Freiburg and Simon Petermann, the Swiss project lead.

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🤩 Sự kiện do Viện Pháp tại Việt Nam, Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh City và Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts Council phối hợp tổ chức.

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We are proud to bring 🇨🇭 Swiss artist 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐭 to 🇧🇩 𝐂𝐨𝐱’𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐫 in collaboration with Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts Council 🥳
⏩ Catch this unique opportunity to see the live performance of his iconic piece “𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬” on 21st March at 7pm at Cox's Bazar Cultural Center in Kolatoli Road. No ticket, no registration required.
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𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟯 𝗙𝗲𝗯 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮: Join us for the screening of TRIXIE, followed by a conversation with Nicole Seiler at the Attakkalari Centre.

Written by Nicole Seiler and directed by Bastien Genoux, 𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗫𝗜𝗘 draws a sensitive portrait of Beatrice Cordua aka Trixie. As a dancer, Trixie has led a rather fascinating life having known and worked with the great dance icons of her time such as Pina Bausch, Maurice Béjart and John Neumeier. Seiler is in India on a studio residency via Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

In this critically-acclaimed documentary, the 80-year-old sketches her incredible career by tackling the intimate question of her relationship with her aging body.
𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐗𝐈𝐄 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥-𝟐𝟐.The film has been screened at the Montréal International Festival of Films on Art (2021), the Solothurn Film Festival (2021) and Hof International Film Festival (2020).

Registration: https://www.instamojo.com/attakkalari/trixie-a-film-by-bastien-genoux-and-nicole-s/?ref=store
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In 𝗛𝘆𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸, Anna Anderegg probes the following questions:

- 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦?
- 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 - 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴?
- 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 "𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦"?

Credits:
Anna Anderegg – Direction, Performance
Shraddha Manapure - Performer
Vishnu Nambiar, Marco Barotti, Danilo Rasori – Cinematography
Marco Barotti – Sound Design
Milica Slacanin - Visual Adviser
Pauline Doutreluingne - Text
Priyanka Lokhande - Production Assistance

Register here: https://www.instamojo.com/attakkalari/6th-feb-interweave/?ref=store

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