Hyderabadi Artist Faiza Hassan To Stay One Month In France
I was invited to the Culture Exchange Project’s press meet, a unique partnership between two iconic institutions, kalakriti India and the city of Bordeaux, France. This fruitful cooperation include a focus on the emerging Indian art.
I was invited to the Culture Exchange Project’s press meet, a unique partnership between two iconic institutions, kalakriti India and the city of Bordeaux, France. This fruitful cooperation include a focus on the emerging Indian art. The event was held yesterday, on May 3th, in Kalakriti Art Gallery, an innovative space dedicated to art, and food, since the coffee shop ‘Gallery Cafe’ is attached to it.
Faiza Fatima Hassan, a Hyderabadi artist is to travel to Bordeaux Métropole for the exchange residency programme where she will expand access to art of Hyderabad’s culture. Ms. Coline Dehaye, the International Cooperation Officer from Bordeaux Métropole attended the press meet as well and is currently making sure the artist will feel as comfortable as possible during this residency program in France.
Faiza defines her work as feminist and confessed art in Hyderabad is much needed. Hence, the artist will stay for one month from May 29th until June 26th, 2016, in the French city of Bordeaux, known for making the finest wine, and create and promote art from Hyderabad. Her creative work is primarily based on water colours, as for now she is working with embroidered water-colours, fabrics of domestic use and other materials and techniques that are frequently and stereotypically associated with women.
As for her portraits, they are anonymous woman faces that she randomly picked up among newspaper or magazine’s pictures of the crowd. Faiza’s work is indeed focused on violence and injustice against women so when I asked her how French women will respond to her creations she naturally replied that such a matter can be understood by all as a universal issue.
Regarding her stay in France, artist Faiza is looking forward to it though she conceded that she is as excited as nervous. We wish her delicate yet intense work to resonate well with the French audience.