Bagri Recommends October Round-Up

Samovar 2021, Hayward Gallery

Hyundai Commission Anicka Yi

12 October - 16 January, Tate Modern

Anicka Yi will create her largest and most ambitious project to date for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Anicka Yi explores the links between art and science. She is known for the way her works activate different senses and for experimenting with unorthodox materials that have ranged from tempura batter to kombucha leather. Her work draws from the research of philosophers who are concerned with emerging forms of life and intelligence, while also addressing present day questions around migration, class and gender.

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The Synaptik and Felukah

22 October, The Jazz Cafe

One of Shubbak Festival’s flagship projects for their 2021 edition, this stellar collaboration was commissioned to bring together two of the Middle East’s most captivating rappers for a double bill concert and new song debuts.

Exclusively for this date, The Synaptik and Felukah perform live together at London’s legendary Jazz Cafe. Enjoy an energetic evening of pioneering sound as two of the most sought-after new-wave hip-hop, rap and trap talents perform solo sets before debuting their two collaborative new singles together.

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Traces - Bagri Art Trail

21 October - 12 November 2021, Various Locations

Traces is the first Bagri Foundation art trail organised on the occasion of Asian Art in London 2021. Three London-based intergenerational contemporary artists are invited to respond to the beauty and history of selected artefacts and antiques shown by three participating galleries.

Emerging art historians are invited to write an original piece to further explore the relation between the galleries’ collections and the micro-commissions.

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K Music Festival

4 October - 17 November, Various Locations

London’s Festival of Korean music returns to the live stage this October & November, bringing exciting new talent from Korea to venues across the capital.

Internationally loved ADG7 open the festival with explosive pop-rock cabaret and shamanic folk songs. Plus lots more!

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Samovar (2021)

Until 5 December, Hayward Gallery Terrace

Samovar (2021), the first Bagri Foundation Commission in partnership with the Hayward Gallery, is a large-scale sculpture by Slavs and Tatars that reflects on the multicultural and colonial histories of tea.

Taking the form of an oversized inflatable water boiler, teapot and serving tray lodged into the side of the Hayward Gallery, the sculpture is titled after the eponymous tea brewer commonly found across Central Asia.

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