Baenkelsaenger Rajasthan 2004

Cooperations and projects of my own

As project leader at the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Ines Anselmi has initiated and – together with the publisher and author Urvashi Butalia from New Delhi – conceptualized and coordinated this festival. Aiming to give an insight into the contemporary artistic creation of India the festival offered, in autumn 2004 in Geneva, performances and presentations from practically all fields of art. The Théâtre Saint-Gervais and the Musée d'Ethnographie took part in the project as co-production partners. The latter presented for example twelve representatives of new media arts in a show curated by Pooja Sood.


This project – consisting of a touring exhibition of international photography and an accompanying publication in four languages – was initiated by Ines Anselmi while she worked at the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. She was seeking cooperation partners and sponsors and has coordinated – together with Marianna Erni – the realization of the project. Ten photo reportages, curated by Daniel Schwartz, and essays of renowned authors highlight the complex issue of borders.



From 1985 to 1987 Ines Anselmi has conceptualized and organized the first African Film Festival in Zurich and other cities in Switzerland. In 1988/89 her licentiate's thesis (MA thesis) was published, entitled «Das afrikanische Kino auf dem Weg zu seinem Publikum» (The African cinema finding its way to the public). Hanna Diethelm and Barbara Hegnauer continued to operate the festival from 1989 to 2009. The first edition of cinemafrica in 1987 already received a strong media response.

> Television SRF Play, Karussell 22.10.1987

> More Media response

The cultural exchange with artists from all over the world characterizes my work since many years.

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