24 September 2017 – 21 January 2018
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
From September 24 to January 21, 2018, the LAC will be presenting Focus India, a project of extended scope in which the arts centre turns its attention to India and the profound influence that country has on exerted on Western art and culture. A wide ranging and never before seen programme embracing such diverse forms as the visual arts, music, dance, cinema and the many facets of Indian culture, including medicine, meditation and cuisine.
Alongside the LAC’s regular programme of theatre, dance and music, the new autumn season will be enriched by variations on this great theme which will be developed and explored by focussing both on single art forms as well as mutual contaminations between different arts.
Focus India will tell the story of a culture, Indian culture which has so fascinated and influenced the Western world in the most divergent areas through numerous events. Throughout the entire autumn a large exhibition featuring glances at the past and some of the leading protagonists of India’s art scene will be held at LAC and alternate with other activities and events including workshops, labs for children, conferences on medicine, yoga sessions, musical concerts, a series of films, cuisine and a great deal more on Indian traditions.
In cooperation with its artistic Partners –MASI Lugano and LuganoInScena and LuganoMusica – the LAC will play host to an intense four-month programme which has been conceived to satisfy the curiosity and interests of an eclectic public embarking on fascinating journey in search of the myth and culture of India.