Intervention 2

note by the curators

Art as a difficult place / Art from a difficult position

«The first edition of Srinagar Biennale Basel is focused mainly on Performance Arts. Four Swiss and four Indian Performance Artists present collaborative works developed during an intense residency period from 6—12 April. They also explore the curatoria them 'Art as a difficult place / Art from a difficult position» through some solo Performances.

The exhibiton that mainly consists of multimedia works also revolves around the central curatorial theme. The exhibition is layered with contexts. Each visitor can experience it in its own way and create a unique experience for oneself. The installation for Video calls allows rthe visitors to call some of the exhibitng artists, who are not in Basel but have a possibility ot connect with us through the internet.»

Janine Schmutz & Parvez Imam


Programm mit Performances, Panels und Diskussionen, 'Video-calls' mit den Künstler_innen, die in Indien/Kashmir und anderswo sind und nicht hier sein können

Do, 12. April 2018

19:00 h Vernissage
Begrüssung – Bruno Steiner (Board Member, Ausstellungsraum Klingental)  Einführung - Janine Schmutz, Parvez Imam (Kuratoren, Srinagar Biennale Basel)
19:30 h A Tribute to Rumana Hussain - Martina Siegwolf
20:00 h Diskussion: Multiple hues: Cultural influences and Performance Art Panel: Maricruz Penaloza, Kadiatou Diallo, Anupam Saikia, Sajan Mani, Lilian Frei. Moderation: Andrea Saemann

Fr, 13. April 2018
Ausstellungsraum öffnet ab 15 h
18:30 h Video call mit KünstlerInnen (Mujtaba Rizvi)
19:00 h Performance - Pascal Lampert (20 min)
19:30 h Performance - Anupam Saikia (30 min)
20:00 h Performance - Lilian Frei and Manmeet (30 min)

Sa, 14. April 2018
Ausstellungsraum öffnet ab 12 h
14:00 h Diskussion: Dynamics of the form: Locating Performance in Contemporary Arts Panel: Katrin Grögel, Irene Maag, Pascal Lampert, Manmeet. Moderation: Sabine Gebhardt Fink
16:00 h Video call mit KünstlerInne (Waseem Mushtaq Wani)
17:00 h Performance - Lilian Frei (20 min)
18:00 h Performance - Manmeet (20 min)
18:30 h Video call mit KünstlerInnen (Sajad Hamdani)
19:30 h Performance - Dorothea Rust, Pascal Lampert, Anupam Saikia (1 hr)
20:30 h Performance - Inder Salim (1 hr)

Sa, 15. April 2018
Ausstellungsraum öffnet ab 12 h
12:00 h Collaborative Performance exploration - Anupam Saikia and others (1hr +)
14:00 h Diskussion: Challenges and possibilities: From then till now and the road ahead Panel: Muda Mathis, Inder Salim, Dorothea Rust. Moderation: Parvez Imam
16:00 h Video call mit KünstlerInnen (Sophia Tabatadze)
16:30 h Performance - Irene Maag, Anupam Saikia, Manmeet, Lilian Frei (20 min)
16:45 h Performance - Sajan Mani (durational)
18.45 h Performance - Inder Salim, Pascal