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Tryst with the future

“... Man is a social animal”  explores Pierre Bourdieu (french sociologist, 1930-2002) in La distinction, what is the meaning of this quote in a country of over a billion people and made up of 35 States? Relationships between people, men and women, generations, different social conditions, compared to the environment, this exhibition program seeks to explore these interactions, live acts, links, trade, exchanges, the differences that make us interested in the other as a subject of another possible ‘me’.
Painting-Bordeaux in association with Niv Art Centre and Alliance Française de Delhi presents the International Contemporary Art Festival, East-West. Exhibitions and cultural events will be held at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Japan foundation, Korean cultural centre and Niv Art centre in the Capital from March 19. 

From East to West, 17 internationally selected artistes from India, France, Germany, Afghanistan, South Korea and Japan cross their fields of experimentation through the variety of their artistic practice (Street Art, Performance, Installation, Photography, Dance, Video Art, Painting ) to present a cutting-edge program of original exhibitions settle for the first time in India.

The list of artistes include B Ajay Sharma (India) -Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India) -Dirk Baumanns (Germany) -Enora Lalet (France) -Ema Kawanago (Japan) -Green Riot (France) -Hanifa Alizada (Afghanistan) -Koustav Nag(India), Melodie Serena (France) -Midhun Gopi (India) -Monkey Bird (France) -Narae jin (South Korea) -Priyesh Trivedi (India) -Rahul Gautam (India) -Rinku Chauhan (India) -Rouge (France).

Social Animals (Alliance Française) East-West Art Festival is an ambitious project of sharing experiment through the eyes of the next generation artistes who, for the time of an exhibition, invite you to discover an alternative view of our world. As Enora Lalet (France) and her ‘cooking faces’, culinary and olfactory performances where the spectator becomes consumer, Dirk Baummans (Germany) squeezed man who is devouring by consequences of actions that he himself instigated, Ema Kawango (Japan) who in her series ‘Salaryman’ interfere us in different aspects of the Japanese society or Green Riot (France) who explores human ecosystems through his green graffiti (recently presented in New Delhi)  and much more artistes to discover through the exhibition. From East to West, several internationals artistes cross their fields of experimentation around the anthropological concept, through the diversity of their artistic practice they’re exploring human social relations, the place of an artist/citizen in a networked urbanity but also their integration in a changing and complex living environment.

The East-West program brings together artistes from different nationalities living in different countries, but linked by the need to search and query his membership in a system / ecosystem as a definition of his own condition.

Where: Alliance Française, 72 Lodi Estate,
When: On from March 19

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