Wednesday, 8 April 2020

At Home in the World: the Bagri Foundation inviting submissions for five new on-line public commissions.

Phoenix Will Rise, Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum, Is This Tomorrow? Alserkal Avenue + Whitechapel Gallery Dubai, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
The Bagri Foundation, which was founded in 1980 with a mission to realise unique, unexpected ideas that weave traditional Asian culture with contemporary thinking, is inviting submissions for a brand-new online commissioning series entitled At Home in the World.

Artists, writers, musicians, curators, film-makers, researchers and academics are being invited to submit proposals to be one of five new online public commissions, to be presented across the foundation's online platforms.

The title At Home in the World is inspired by the Vietnamese philosopher and Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection of autobiographical stories which impart mindfulness teachings, insights and life lessons.

Proposals can be submitted by single artists or artist collectives that meet the below criteria:
  • Artists must be from an Asian country or Asian diaspora as per the Foundation’s remit.
  • Applicants must have experience conceiving and executing works or projects
  • The work submitted must not have already been exhibited publicly
  • The work must be able to be shared digitally
  • The work must fit into one or more of these five identified categories:
    • Visual Arts – painting, sculpture, artists video, photography
    • Film – short films in any genre, filmed performance such as dance or performance art
    • Sound – music, sound art, podcasts
    • Written Word – poetry, essay, fictional narrative
    • Lectures/Courses – workshops, talks and courses delivered virtually and ideally participatory
The Foundation has a strong interest in traditional arts and culture of Asia and its influence on contemporary practices, and therefore would love to see proposals that embrace this.

Full details from the Bagri Foundation website.

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