TET A TET
Anatolyi Kolesnikov and FOCUS association guests of honor at Les Nuits Photographiques in Paris 28 June 2014
The Kyrgyz artist Anatolyi Kolesnikov (1983-2013) participated in TET A TET exchange organized by FOCUS between Switzerland and Kyrgyzstan in 2009 and 2011. His video "Swiss Monolith" has been selected for a projections night at Les Nuits Photographiques in collaboration with Elysée Museum in Lausanne. By presenting Anatolyi's artwork in Paris FOCUS does honor to his memory.
In 2009, four Swiss artists - Adrienne Scherrer, Yann Gross, Régis Tosetti and Simon Deppierraz - have been to Kyrgyzstan to collaborate with five Kyrgyz artists - Anatolyi Kolesnikov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Bermet Borubaeva, Chingiz Aidarov and Dmitry Petrovsky. They worked together during 3 weeks in order to present a first exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek. In 2011, the Kyrgyz came to Switzerland and built a second exhibition at the EX-EPA in Vevey. TET A TET is an international artistic exchange which fostered dialogue and ideas sharing between two diverse cultures.