Driven by a spirit of curiosity
we deliver cross-disciplinary projects
that weave the traditional with the contemporary
and celebrate arts and ideas from across Asia

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Painted and gilded clay figure of Kali striding over Shiva, Bengal, Eastern India, late 19th century. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Painted and gilded clay figure of Kali striding over Shiva, Bengal, Eastern India, late 19th century. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution at the British Museum

23 April - 26 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are the lead supporter of Tantra: enlightenment to revolution at the British Museum from 23 April – 26 July. Explore the radical force that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond in this landmark exhibition.

Dr Alka Bagri, trustee of the Bagri Foundation stated,

“Led by curiosity, the Bagri Foundation provides a platform for artists from Asia to showcase their talent through a range of multi-disciplinary programmes. We are excited to be part of an exhibition that we hope can change people’s perceptions of Tantric philosophy and its art, contributing to a greater understanding of this complex subject.

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Tales of the Silk Road - Chapter 4: Jordan

11 March 2020, Rich Mix London

Bagri Foundation and Shorts On Tap present Tales of the Silk Road – Chapter 4: Jordan on Wednesday 11 March at Rich Mix, London from 7pm.

Tales of the Silk Road is a cross-art series of events which started in Autumn 2018, and continues into 2020. The fourth Chapter of the series is an extraordinary programme of works exploring, depicting, deciphering Jordan.

The event will be hosted by presenter, writer and producer Nasri Atallah with spoken word from Jordan and the Arab region by Amir Darwish and Farrah Akbik.

The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the attending participants.

Read more about the event hereBook your tickets here.

Image credit: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments (Peace air drop) 2018
Image credit: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments (Peace air drop) 2018

Shezad Dawood, Encroachments

18 January - 15 March 2020

New Art Exchange presents a new reiteration of Encroachments, a virtual reality commission by the acclaimed British Artist, Shezad Dawood, first shown at the 14th Sharjah Biennale in 2019. The immersive installation comprising neon, wallpaper, sculpture and print, takes a direct look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1947. The work is a mediation on the idea of sovereignty, private property and the politics of space in the two largest cities in Pakistan: Lahore and Karachi.

The term “encroachment” is used to designate the backlash in Pakistani politics and the media against so-called illegal structures built onto the fabric of existing private and state infrastructure. These ad-hoc encampments become social and commercial apparatuses for the lower classes, and reflect a grass-roots entrepreneurialism, and reclamation of space.

Read more about the work here.

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