Artist Talks


Hurufis and the Materiality of Language: Shahzad Bashir with Slavs and Tatars

A presentation by Shahzad Bashir, scholar of Islamic Humanities, followed by a discussion with Slavs and Tatars on the history of Hurufism and its generative qualities that have inspired people over the centuries

Scratches on Celluloid: Timothy P.A. Cooper and Vindhya Buthpitiya

Directors Vindhya Buthpitiya and Timothy Cooper engage in an online dialogue with Sabih Ahmed and Natasha Ginwala expanding on the questions, processes and challenges that went into the making of the film

Listening to Miyah Poets

A listening session with Shalim M Husain of the Miyah Poets followed by a discussion

Reading in Tongues: Natasha Ginwala and Anushka Rajendran with Cecilia Vicuña

Launch event with a reading of the poem-manifesto ‘Language is Migrant’ by Cecilia Vicuña, followed by an introduction to Colomboscope festival’s theme Language is Migrant and its reading room initiative titled ‘Reading in Tongues’

The Art Platform India: Building New Foundations

TAP India presents Smita Prabhakar, Founder and Chairperson of the Ishara Art Foundation, and Sabih Ahmed, Associate Director and Curator of Ishara in conversation with Jagdip Jagpal, Director of the India Art Fair.

Artist Talk | Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani

Artists and educators Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani explore the linkages between visuality, war, and urbanism in their talk titled ‘War, Visuality and the Militarised City’.

Artist Talk | Rajyashri Goody

Artist Rajyashri Goody together with Nahla Al Tabbaa explore the narratives of food, culture and communities in a talk titled ‘Eat with Great Delight’.