Bagri Recommends June Round-Up

Roots and Changes at Willesden Green's Library

17 May - August 2021

What have the comedian Parle Patel, the politician Krupesh Hirani, the curator Dr. Sushma Jansari, the choreographer Urja Desai Thakore, the musician Sarathy Korwar and the head of Neasden Temple, Yogvivek Swami got in common?

They all have Gujarati roots which have considerably shaped and influenced the cultural landscape of London. Subrang Arts in collaboration with Brent Museum and Archives presents a multi-dimensional exhibition, with items on loan from the British Museum.

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RYOJI IKEDA

20 May - 1 August 2021

Fact Magazine and The Vinyl Factory, in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, present a new RYOJI IKEDA exhibition in 180 Studios.

The largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever staged, including numerous world premieres, RYOJI IKEDA invites viewers to immerse themselves in Ikeda’s dynamic digital universe. A subterranean exploration of sound and light, the show takes viewers on a sensory journey through 180 Studio’s labyrinth-like spaces. 

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London, Asia, Art, Worlds at The Paul Mellon Centre

27 May - 25 June 2021

London, Asia, Art, Worlds is a multi-part programme of online events taking place in May and June 2021. Convened by Hammad Nasar (Paul Mellon Centre), Ming Tiampo, (Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University), and Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre), London, Asia, Art, Worlds is envisioned as a murmuration, a series of interconnected papers, conversations, performances and interventions. 

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Epic Iran at the V&A

29 May - 12 September 2021

Exploring 5,000 years of art, design and culture, Epic Iran will shine a light on one of the greatest historic civilisations, its journey into the 21st century and its monumental artistic achievements, which remain unknown to many.

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Art Escapes: The Art of the Himalayas

5 June 2021

How does the celebrated visual tradition of the Himalayas translate spiritual practice into resplendent art form? The San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s collection of ancient and contemporary Himalayan art offers answers. Dr. Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art, will walk the public on an online journey across multiple cosmic dimensions to ponder the supreme interconnection of birth and death, and to find out how to reshape reality through thought alone. 

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London Indian Film Festival

17 June - 4 July 2021

This year the London Indian Film Festival has evolved into a hybrid festival. The films can be watched in cinemas in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, or at home, via the digital site www.LoveLIFFatHome.com, which is accessible anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Festival’s talks and certain events are also accessible worldwide.

Find out more here. Download the brochure here.

Shubbak Festival

20 June - 17 July 2021

Shubbak 2021 invites the public to witness the creativity, responsiveness and imaginative power of Arab artists to speak to our times.

Born out of the rupture across Arab countries ten years ago, the festival programme reflects the fundamental desire to connect to people and ideas across borders in an unsettled world. Taking place within the Covid 19 pandemic, the festival offers new perspectives on how we can come together again. It asks how historical events and personal experiences shape our existence. 

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