Shouts & Berbers
SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2017, AT 3 PM
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne
Visual artist Karthik Pandian and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne will be in residence in June at the Boghossian Foundation, working towards their upcoming writing and film projects. During their month here, they will develop narratives that address the genesis of the Atlas project, their collaboration which has spanned several years and diverse media, most recently a stage performance at venues including Kaaistudio’s in Brussels. Pandian and Zins-Browne have been exploring the notion of “freedom of movement” in politics, film, and dance. This summer at the Villa, they will expand this exploration into the realm of fiction, telling stories of raves at the Pyramids of Giza, arms dealers entangled within the black art market, a dance troupe of nomadic dromedaries, a bossy animal talent agent, a family of refugees hired to play extras on the set of a Hollywood film about the Arab Spring, two artists obsessively promoting a camel internet meme from a cabin in Vermont with spotty wifi, the death of an American University student from the UAE at a nightclub on the Spree in Berlin… The two with Zakaria Almoutlak, Nada Ghosn and Paige K, will periodically inhabit a public room of the Villa, to share some of these narratives with the public, culminating in an afternoon of storytelling which we warmly invite you to join.
About Karthik Pandian
American artist Karthik Pandian has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bétonsalon, Paris and Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis amongst others. His work was featured in the inaugural Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum and La Triennale: Intense Proximity at the Palais de Tokyo as well as in group exhibitions such as Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, at Whitechapel Gallery; Film as Sculpture at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; and the 4th Marrakech Biennial, Higher Atlas. He recently premiered his first performance – a collaboration with choreographer Andros Zins-Browne – at EMPAC in Troy, NY. Pandian holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design and a BA from Brown University. In 2011, he was the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
About Andros Zins-Browne
Andros Zins-Browne (New York City, 1981) is an American choreographer who lives and works in Brussels. His work consists of performances at the intersection between installation, performance and conceptual dance. Andros began studying ballet at an early age at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. After completing a degree in Art Semiotics at Brown University (US, 1998-2002), he moved to Brussels to study at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, P.A.R.T.S (BE, 2002-2006). He later pursued a research project in the Fine Arts Department at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL, 2010-2011). Andros’ works have been presented internationally both in theaters and exhibitions spaces including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Dance Umbrella and the ICA in London, Het Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Yvonne Lambert and the HAU theater in Berlin, De Singel in Antwerp, Vooruit in Gent, Next Festival in Kortrijk, MDT in Stockholm, Kaaitheater in Brussels, EMPAC in Troy, NY and the Theater Festival Impulse, Düsseldorf where he received the Goethe Institute Award for The Host.At The Villa Empain in 2016, his performance Already Unmade was presented as a series of solo performances by four dancers throughout the exhibition Repetition.
In 2013 he founded his own association, The Great Indoors.
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