Bagri Recommends May Round-Up

From the series Lachrymatoires Bleues - Blue Lachrymatory Vases, 2020. Ceramic with cobalt oxide glaze, 51 x 32 x 32 cm eac

Rachid Koraichi at October Gallery

13 April - 12 June 2021

Tears that Taste of the Sea, an exhibition of new works by Rachid Koraïchi is now showing at October Gallery. The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis, and includes seven blue and white ceramic vases from the Lachrymatoires Bleues series, three sets of seven paintings from the Handkerchiefs of Hope series, three large steel sculptures representing vigilant guardian figures and one large etching, Le Jardin d’Afrique.

Find out more here. Read our 2020 interview with him here.

CFGNY at Auto Italia

20 May - 22 August 2021

Collecting Dissonance is a newly commissioned exhibition of sculpture, image and garment works by the New York collective and label CFGNY (Concept Foreign Garments New York).

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.

Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.

Art Basel Hong Kong

21 - 23 May 2021

The Hong Kong fair has shifted its dates by two months due to the pandemic, and will feature premiere galleries from Asia and beyond. This year, Art Basel will also launch the new digital initiative ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong‘ to amplify the international visibility of its exhibitors. ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong’ will run in parallel to the show and include Online Viewing Rooms, a program of special events, as well as live broadcasts and virtual walkthroughs, bringing audiences from around the world to Hong Kong. 

Find out more here.

Wasted Mud (production image), 2020.

Yi Ju 'Wasted Mud' at Chisenhale Gallery

22 May - 18 July 2021

Chisenhale Gallery presents Wasted Mud, the first solo exhibition in a UK institution by Shanghai based artist Yu Ji. Comprising sculpture, video, print and performance, Yu Ji’s work often responds to a specific context or location to examine the interplay between the human body and space.

Find out more here.

Aakash Odedra 'Rising' at Curve, Leicester

24 -25 May 2021

Our close friend Aakash Odedra will be touring his acclaimed piece ‘Rising’ to officially open the Curve theatre in Leicester. ‘Rising’ is the solo show that launched the extraordinary performer and choreographer onto the dance scene ten years ago.  An evening of four distinct solos with choreography from acclaimed artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, and Aakash himself. 

Book tickets here.

Hay Festival 2021

26 May - 6 June 2021

The famous UK literature festival in Hay-on-Wye in Wales is back online this year and completely free. Over 200 writers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join the programme this year across the 12 days. Asian authors featured this year include Jini Reddy (Wanderland), Elif Shafak (The Island of Missing Trees), Catherine Menon (Fragile Monsters), Pragya Agarwal ((M)otherhood) and Sathnam Sanghera (Empireland). 

See the whole programme here.

Rana Begum at Kate MacGarry

30 April - 6 June 2021

We are big fans of Rana Begum’s work and are delighted to see her first solo exhibition at Kate MacGarry gallery. The show presents Begum’s ongoing investigation into the interaction between colour, light and form and how this operates within both two and three dimensional space. This new collection of work reveals how Begum’s practice has diverged and evolved, setting her precise minimalism against a new exploration into the amorphous and uncontained.

Find out more here.

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