Bagri Recommends April Round-Up

Uri Kranot

Lumbung Calling: Local Anchor

3 April, documenta 15

The seven-part conversation series lumbung calling launches documenta fifteen’s Public Programme, activated under the title Meydan. Each iteration will take place on the first Saturday of every month over seven sessions, until October 2021. 

The first lumbung calling on April 3, 2021, focuses on the value of Local Anchor. The metaphor of an anchor describes the value of soil in our globalized yet divided world: soil that enables roots to grow and connects trees located miles and miles apart. Just as trees echo each other’s signals, harvesting and cultivation methods can resonate with and be amplified by local wisdoms, bringing to life new resources, and developing diverse relationships with time. 

Find out about the guests and get your tickets here.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo and Naomi Ishiguro in Conversation

5-12 April, Southbank Centre

Two authors, father and daughter, come together in this special #literature talk from the @southbankcentre to discuss the universal questions their novels explore, from what it means to love, to what we owe each other in friendship and loyalty.

~ Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many awards and honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over 50 languages.The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were made into acclaimed films.

~ Naomi Ishiguro was born in London, in 1992. Her first collection of stories, Escape Routes, was published to critical acclaim in the spring of 2020.

Find out more here.

A Viewing Room from the Korean Cultural Centre UK

6 April - 31 May 2021

We are excited to see the Korean Cultural Centre UK’s A Viewing Room, an artist film programme featuring new and recent video works by eight contemporary Korean artists and artist groups.

Following the one-year anniversary of the Covid-19 outbreak officially being declared a pandemic, the works’ themes and concerns – psychological wellbeing, social solidarity, care systems, reconfiguring embodiment in relation to our environment, and the transition from offline to online – appear more relevant than ever.

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Uri Kranot

An Introduction to Animated Documentaries

8 April, Bertha Dochouse

Uri Kranot is a co-founder of research and development studio TinDrum and a creative co-director of ANIDOX, a creative platform for the development and production of animated documentary projects.

Uri will be giving a horizon-expanding introduction to animated documentaries, where he will cover all the latest movements and trends that have been transforming this field of the documentary form. Uri will also go into some of the creative process behind making your own animated documentaries, and will be there to take questions.

Find out more here.

Mud of Sorrow by Akram Khan and Natalia Osipova

Sadler's Wells Online

Two of the world’s most celebrated dancers, Akram Khan and Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova, perform together for the first time, using two great classical dance forms, ballet and kathak. This is a re-imagining of a duet from Khan’s critically acclaimed collaboration with Sylvie Guillem, Sacred Monsters.

This powerful work is accompanied by double-bassist Nina Harries, singer Raaheel Husain and an original poem Do You Remember? by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.

Find out more here.

Resurgence and Solidarity: Indigenous Taiwanese Women's Art

Border Crossings Online Origins Festival

At the core of this exhibition is the need for women’s togetherness: togetherness as a lived practice and togetherness as a methodology, whether that be curatorial approach or personal philosophy. Decolonising Indigenous Taiwanese contemporary art must include privileging the voices and input of Indigenous women artists.

The artists in this exhibition, all of whom identify as feminists, make these journeys from the specific starting point of Native community experience, their sovereign words and concerns about environmental reciprocity. 

Find out more here.

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