River to River Florence Indian Film Festival
5 - 10 December, Cinema La Compagnia and other places around Florence
The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival is the first festival outside India dedicated to Indian cinema. Returning for its 19th edition in December 2019, the Bagri Foundation was delighted to support the festival for the second year as a sponsor. The name of the festival describes the flowing of cultures through cinema from the Ganges to the Arno river. Opening the festival is Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, a bittersweet film inspired by a true story – about a couple, Aditi and Niren, and their 25-year-long love story from the point of view of their teenage girl, Aisha.
Learn more here.
Shezad Dawood at Dhaka Art Summit
7 - 14 February 2020
A new reiteration of University of NonDualism, a performance project by London-based artist Shezad Dawood is presented at the Dhaka Art Summit in February 2020.
Originally shown at Frieze Art Fair in London in October 2019 as part of their LIVE programme and generously supported by the Bagri Foundation, the work is a series of collaborations built around a ‘stage set’ conceived by Dawood which takes its starting point from the work of Muzharul Islam, a modernist architect, urban planner, educator and activist hailing from Bangladesh (1923–2012).
The new iteration of his commission will see the audience animate and complete the elements of the installation. There will also be tours of Islam’s buildings around Dhaka during the opening weekend.
Read more about the work and the DAS2020 here.