A glimpse into how the institution of the museum is...
Nadine Wietlisbach in conversation with Kamini Sawhney
A glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today.
This episode of MAP’s series Director’s Cut features Nadine Wietlisbach, Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, in conversation with Kamini Sawhney, Director of MAP.
Nadine has worked for various institutions in South Africa and the United States and has been the Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur since 2018. At the museum, she devises exhibitions, publications, and other discursive formats of presentation in the fields of contemporary photography and art.
The Director’s Cut series offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.
Nadine WietlisbachDirector, Fotomuseum Winterthur
Nadine Wietlisbach is the Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur, a position she has held since January 2018. From 2015 till 2017 she was the Director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, following her post as a curator at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans. She founded the independent art space Raum für Kunst in Lucerne in 2007. She has worked for various institutions in South Africa and the United States. In 2015, she was awarded the Swiss Art Award for her work as a writer and curator.
Kamini SawhneyDirector, MAP
Kamini Sawhney is the first Director of the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru. She has brought together a young, inspired team that is focused on creating a new museum experience for audiences in India.
In her earlier role, Kamini was the head of the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation. Bringing institutions together in collaborative projects has been one of her special skills enabling audiences in India the opportunity to enjoy several exhibitions in collaboration with Tate, London, Foam, Amsterdam, the Duke University, Durham, the KNMA, New Delhi, and more. Sawhney was selected as one of the first candidates for the Brooks fellowship at Tate Modern, London in 2014 in collaboration with the Delfina Foundation.
In a previous avatar as journalist and television anchor, Kamini was the Bureau Chief of NDTV, Mumbai, one of India’s leading news channels where she reported on a whole range of events, both political and cultural.