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we deliver cross-disciplinary projects
that weave the traditional with the contemporary
and celebrate arts and ideas from across Asia

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Urojahaj (The Flight), Film Still, Dir Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

20 - 29 June Venues across London

We are excited to announce the full programme for 2019’s edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).

For the 10th anniversary, LIFF continues to showcase a rich assortment of entertaining and thought provoking independent cinema, including India’s new wave of LGBTQ+ films.

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Anicka Yi, Biologizing the Machine (Tentacular Trouble), 2019. Installed at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Anicka Yi at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

11 May - 24 November

We are delighted to announce we are supporting the Special Project  Biologizing the Machine (tentacular trouble) now showing at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Arsenale.  Anicka Yi also presents her new work Biologizing the Machine (terra incognita) at the Central pavilion Giardini.

Spread across the two main exhibition venues – the Arsenale and the Giardini – the works contemplate how new channels of communication can be established between artificial intelligence entities and organic life forms.  Learn more here

Film still from Això Era Casa Meva, Directed by Xavi Segura

Tales of the Silk Road:
Chapter 3 Syria​

24 July, 1pm
BFI Southbank, London

Bagri Foundation and Shorts On Tap present Tales of the Silk Road – Chapter 3: SyriaThrough an engaging programme of short films, documentaries and discussion, we share the voices of Syria, its human stories and the country’s vision for the future. We show a country whose rich history and culture has been deeply affected by recent, devastating conflict but is not defined by it. Full programme launching soonLearn more here

Mehdi Annassi mural

Shubbak Festival

28 June - 14 July
Venues across London

As principal partner for the Shubbak Festival 2019, we look forward to the launch of the festival from 28 June.  We have supported three key commissions and artists in residence; Mehdi Annassi, Aicha El Beloui and Amer Hlehel.

Throughout the two weeks, Shubbak presents the best of contemporary Arab culture through ambitious festival programmes of premieres and commissions of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.

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