In the framework of the project Curator’s initiative, artasfoundation supports the two young curators Asida Butba and Tanya Ergunova in their curatorial work and mainly in the organisation of an exhibition of contemporary Swiss artists in Sukhum/i* in February 2016. artasfoundation found the curators by an open call. The two successful applicants were invited on a two-weeks research trip to Switzerland in August 2015, on which they visited museums, exhibitions, off-spaces and artists in their studios in Zurich, Basel, Berne, Môtiers, Lausanne and Geneva. After this intensive research trip, they chose seven artists which will be exhibited in Sukhum/i. Two of the artists will travel to Sukhum/i. Beat Lippert will build an installation on-site and will conduct a workshop.
The Swiss Foundation for Art in Regions of Conflict is an independent, impartial operational foundation. Funded by donations from many members of civil society, it was established in the year 2011. The foundation initiates it’s own art projects and accompanies their realization. It studies the contributions unrestricted art can offer to conflict mediation and the building of peace.
artasfoundation is recognised in Switzerland as a charitable trust and is governed by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board of Foundations.
More infos under : www.artasfoundation.ch
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