Thread 5:Vidisha Saini

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Nandita Raman | No Comments

Vidisha Saini is an artist who grew up in the 90s in India. She likes to queer utopia, colonialism, gender, and history. Saini works with alter-egos (Fadescha), satire, tourism, memory, hyper-text and other performative mediums. She social as well as anti-social. Vidisha‘s recent works include “You Might Be Discorvered”, LAST Projects (LA), ‘Building On Ruins’, Cirrus Gallery (LA), ‘A Bomb With Ribbon Around It’, Queens Museum of Art (NY). Saini holds a MFA in Photography & Media, and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, CA.

 

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Hotel El Dorado

“Hotel El Dorado”, 2013
Gold Balloon (Record Object) found in the hundred-year old lobby
of the “El Dorado Loft Building” on Spring Street.

 

 

 

Eldorado to Eldorado

Eldorado to Eldorado,
Episode 2 from “Of Eldorado” Performance, 2014

 

 

 

Tourist, Pratibimb

Tourist, Pratibimb, 2010-11

 

 

 

You Like Mr. Shekhar, Of Eldorado from Vidisha Saini on Vimeo.
Performance, CA, 2013

 

 

 

You Like Mr. Shekhar

Record Objects, Museum Vitrines
You Like Mr. Shekhar,2013

 

 

 

Thread 4: Kay Walkowiak

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Nandita Raman | No Comments

Kay Walkowiak lives and works in Vienna. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna, photography and video art at the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna and art & communication and sculture & multimedia art at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He has received several grants and awards such as Artist in Residence Grant Banff(2014), Beijing(2013), Varaansi (2013), Theodor Körner Preis (2010), Otto Prutscher award (2008), Fred Adlmüller scholarship (2006).

 

 

 

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Kay Walkowiak Flat Tyre (#1), 2013

 Flat Tyre (#1), 2013

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Flat Tyre (#2), 2013

 Flat Tyre (#2), 2013

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Flat Tyre (#6), 2013

 Flat Tyre (#6), 2013

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Rotkehlchen, 2006

 Rotkehlchen, 2006
Steel, varnish, plastic

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Worship (#1), 2013

 Worship (#1), 2013

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Minimal Vandalism, 2013

 Minimal Vandalism, 2013
HD Video | 3 min. 49 sec.
In collaboration with Kilian Martin and Brett Novak

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Minimal Vandalism, 2013

 Minimal Vandalism, 2013
HD Video | 3 min. 49 sec.
In collaboration with Kilian Martin and Brett Novak

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Minimal Vandalism, 2013

 Minimal Vandalism, 2013
HD Video | 3 min. 49 sec.
In collaboration with Kilian Martin and Brett Novak

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Minimal Vandalism, 2013

 Minimal Vandalism, 2013
HD Video | 3 min. 49 sec.
In collaboration with Kilian Martin and Brett Novak

 

 

 

Kay Walkowiak Minimal Vandalism, 2013

 Minimal Vandalism, 2013
HD Video | 3 min. 49 sec.
In collaboration with Kilian Martin and Brett Novak

 

 

Thread 3: Rony Maltz

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in Nandita Raman | No Comments

Rony Maltz is a photographer, writer, bookmaker based in Rio de Janerio. He received a Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography from ICP-Bard program in New York City. Rony recently completed a long term video project on the sinking city of Atafona in Brazil.

 

 

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ATAFONA_Trailer from r_maltz on Vimeo.

 

 

Rony_Maltz_Vandals-1

 

 

 

Rony_Maltz_Vandals-2

 

 

 

Rony_Maltz_Vandals-6

 

 

 

Rony_Maltz_Vandals-8

 

 

 

Rony_Maltz_Vandals-10

 

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 ramannandita@gmail.com.

 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)

 

04-Qiana-Mestrich-Mist-in-Mystic

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

 

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

 

History of the World (2012), Altered book