Artist Roman Luterbacher will be on residency at Kaee Kolkata City Lab in India.
Following his diverse professional background, which ranged from construction and renovation work to temporary sociocultural projects, his art has developed around the physical and mental perception of space. His intuitive practice does not differentiate between personal life, social identity, work and artistic expression and has led to projects such as the repurposing of an abandoned football stadium in Biel/Bienne (2016), the development of a cultural center in an abandoned factory in Pristina (2016), a site-specific public art intervention for documenta 14 (Kassel, 2017), the production of Thomas Hirschhorn’s Robert Walser Sculpture in Biel/Bienne (2019) a.o. In 2019, together with Niels Coppens, he co-founded the artist duo LEEFWERK, which introduced their curiosity and interaction-driven practices in intervening and connecting people within and around given spaces ever since.
Curated by Premjish Achari, Kaee Kolkata City Lab is a vision to develop an alternative curatorial approach to engage with the specific characteristics of Kolkata City through various interventions by diverse participants or placemakers. The curatorial model follows the approach of slow curation, where participants suggest impactful solutions to the pertinent problems that are affecting the residents, envision creative visions along with the residents and communities to offer sustainable solutions to the local administration and present the vibrant possibilities of contemporary art practice that is located in the intersection of aesthetics, research, interdisciplinary methods, and community engagement.
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