Shortlist for largest grant for lens-based practitioners in South Asia introduced


By: PTI | New Delhi |

October 28, 2020 eight:00:44 pm


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The Serendipity Arles Grant, the most important ever pictures, video and new media grant in South Asia, not too long ago introduced its shortlist of 10 lens-based practitioners from the area, as a part of its first stage of choice.

The primary version of the grant was introduced earlier this 12 months by the Serendipity Arts Basis and Les Rencontres d’Arles (an annual summer season pictures competition in France).

Supported by the French Institute of India, it goals at “empowering artists from South Asia, in addition to extending a spirit of regional cooperation and illustration by selling cultural practices in South Asia”.

“We wish to congratulate the 10 grantees, shortlisted for the primary stage of the grant. We’re happy about our collaboration with Rencontres d’Arles, an affiliation which is able to assist us, assist artists, from the South Asian area, and promote their work on a worldwide platform,” mentioned Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Basis & Competition.

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After months of deliberation, the SAG jury has shortlisted the next 10 artists for Part I of the #SerendipityArlesGrants. On behalf of Serendipity Arts Basis, Les Rencontres d’Arles, and The French Institute in India, we wish to thank our jury members, Ravi Agarwal, Dayanita Singh, Tanzim Wahab, Devika Singh, Christoph Wiesner, and Smriti Rajgarhia for sharing their experience and time with us throughout this thrilling course of. Their generosity and steerage has resulted within the ultimate shortlist of works from a few of the most interesting lens-based artists in South Asia. #foundationgrants #artsgrants #pictures #movie #lensbased #india #france #artists #group #assist #artsfoundation #photographygrant #artnews #artnetren #grantees #announcement

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The 10 shortlisted grantees are — Adira Thekkuveettil, Alisha Sett & Jaisingh Nageswaran, Ishan Tankha, Sathish Kumar, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Tenzing Dakpa, and Vinayak Suresh from India, Nida Mehboob from Pakistan, Sadia Marium from Bangladesh, and Yu Yu Myint Than from Myanmar.

“Every of the 10 shortlisted grantees will obtain a grant of Rs 70,000 (roughly 800 euros). Together with receiving part of the grant, these 10 shortlisted candidates may even be given the chance to showcase their work on the subsequent version of the Serendipity Arts Competition,” a press release by SAG mentioned.

It added that the jury comprising Ravi Agarwal, (artist, environmental campaigner, author and curator), Dayanita Singh (photographer and writer), Tanzim Wahab (curator and instructor), Devika Singh (curator of Worldwide Artwork at Tate Fashionable), Christoph Wiesner (Director of Rencontres d’Arles) and Smriti Rajgarhia, chosen the 10 candidates out of “tons of of purposes”.

“This choice opens up new fields to us and expresses a real understanding of creation in South Asia. The Rencontres d’Arles is delighted to incorporate the winner in its 2022 program,” mentioned Wiesner.

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As a part of the second and ultimate leg of the grant, the jury will unanimously declare the finalist among the many shortlisted artists on the subsequent version of the Serendipity Arts Competition, who would obtain a grant of Rs 12 lakh (roughly 15,000 euros) to develop the venture and present the ultimate presentation at Rencontres d’Arles, France, in 2022.

The grant has additionally been welcomed by the Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain.

“This grant is an affidavit of the dedication of the Serendipity Arts Basis and the Rencontres d’Arles to nurture new voices, vocabularies and views.

“Images is an ever-evolving artwork. It continues to emerge in ways in which shock us and impacts our imaginative and prescient of our lives and our world. France isn’t solely the birthplace of pictures. The world over, we’re proud to assist pioneering initiatives, together with in India,” he mentioned.

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