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Montez Press Radio
Live for Auto Italia

28 July 2021, 2pm-midnight BST

On Wednesday 28th July from 2pm BST until midnight, Motez Press Radio will be broadcasting live from Auto Italia in London on the occasion of their current exhibition by CFGNY, Collecting Dissonance, based around a garment collection and supported, among other by the Bagri Foundation. Until 22 August.

Montez Press Radio is an experimental broadcasting platform and community for artists, writers, and thinkers to engage in intimate dialogue that interrupts established channels of communication, cultivates emerging and underrepresented voices, and creates space for transformation.

Read more about the event and find out about the exhibition here

A puppet shadow computer generated image of a woman kneeling down in front of a woman wearing a sari on a throne with a crown, holding scales


by Meera Krishnamurthy

The Foundation is thrilled to present the first of the three winning commissions as part of Chang/ce: An Open Call for Animations which went out in January 2021.

Inspired by the Chinese classic, the I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’, the Bagri Foundation invited Meera Krishnamurthy to make a new animated work  in response. Titled Change/ce, you can now view it in full exclusively on our website until 5 September.

 See her work here and read more about the project here

LIFF 2021 on BFI Player

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is on the BFI Player this year with three specially curated strands as part of LIFF 2021. 

Great British Asians – Rentals
Great British Asians – Free Collection
Too Desi Too Queer – Free Collection

You can see the full list of online films and dates on our events page.

New partnership with Hayward Gallery
Outdoor Commissions

The Foundation is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the Hayward Gallery for a series of new outdoor art commissions. Aimed at providing artists from or inspired by Asia and its diaspora with the opportunity to create a prominent public commission, this new initiative is the latest addition to a growing programme of outdoor art installations and exhibitions across the Southbank Centre’s iconic site.

The first commission launches in August 2021 with a large-scale installation by collective Slavs and Tatars. Read more about the partnership here.


CFGNY: Collecting Dissonance

Auto Italia, 21 May - 22 August 2021

The Bagri Foundation has supported Collecting Dissonance, a newly commissioned exhibition of sculpture, image and garment works by the New York collective and label CFGNY.

The exhibition takes a new capsule collection of garments as its starting point. The clothes explore how personal and collective intimacies, relationships and agencies have been reshaped by the restrictions and instability caused by the ongoing pandemic, and the consequent heightening of power differentials along the lines of class and race. 

Find out more here.