Thread 2: David Gagnebin-de Bons

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Nandita Raman | No Comments

David Gagnebin-de Bons is an artist working with images. He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland and is a graduate of the School of the Applied Arts, Vevey.


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Untitled, 2013



Untitled, 2013


Untitled, 2012


Untitled, 2012


Untitled, 2012


My Father In Front Of The Sea of Fertility, 2013 (Projected Image)

Untitled, 2013 (Project Image)

Above two images are projected together along with a description of the image for blind people.













Installation View



Untitled, 2013


Running Conversations With Threads

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Nandita Raman | No Comments

Threads can be long and winding, in fact it can be an effort to keep them straight. They tie things together and they also get into perplexing entanglements. Conversations are threads sometimes, where surprising connections are possible. Instead of writing about art, I feel the more urgent question is how to live an examined life as an artist? It’s an old question but hopefully not a redundant one. In the course of two months, I will invite artists to talk about what nurtures them as people. What sort of communities do they seek? How do they support art making? What are their current concerns and challenges? If you’d like to engage in a conversation and wrestle with these questions, please do write to me

 Thread 1: Qiana Mestrich

Qiana Mestrich is a photo-based visual artist and writer from Brooklyn, NY. Founder of the blog Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History, her Namesake Series is on view at the RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery through May 17, 2014. She graduated from the ICP-Bard’s MFA program in 2013.


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Group of Five Mugshots from The Namesake Series (2013)



“Untitled” from The Mist in Mystic series (2012)


“Tear” from the Trust Your Struggle series (2010) 


History of the World (2012), Altered book