Meet the other artists who will be joining Phan in the scheme.
Swiss architect Simon Kretz (far left), who stood out from the crowd for being able to design in a multitude of scales, will work with famed architect Sir David Chipperfield (left), who was invited to redesign the contemporary art wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Kretz believes his time with Chipperfield will profoundly influence his understanding of design.
Peruvian violinist Pauchi Sasaki (far right) has already been earmarked as a future leading composer by the music world. During her mentorship with Philip Glass (left), Sasaki says she hopes to expand her horizons and create an orchestral and electro-acoustic opera.
South African Londiwe Khoza (left), who has performed with the prestigious Joburg Ballet, will be training with visionary choreographer Ohad Naharin (far left). Khoza wants to “inspire, motivate, make a mark. I want to be the kind of artist who changes people’s lives.”
Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane (right) wowed critics with his debut film Court, which was India’s submission for the 2016 Oscars’ Best Foreign-Language Film. The self-trained director will be working with Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón (far right). Tamhane says, “A mentor figure is someone I have always craved. This programme could facilitate a dialogue, a creative collaboration and an insight I have so far not had access to.”
Writer Julián Fuks (left) has already found fame in his home country of Brazil. Now, he is about to be seen on the global stage as he joins forces with award-winning writer and poet Mia Couto (far left). Fuks is in no doubt that his time with Couto will be a “transformative experience.”
Argentinian Matias Umpierrez (right), who will be mentored by actor, playwright and film director Robert Lepage (far right), has not only directed the Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia Europa + America, he has also showcased his short film Paisaje at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Umpierrez says he looks forward to working with Lepage, who shares his own love of technology mixed with human sensitivities.