Programmes


Artist Talks Online | Sheher, Prakriti, Devi

Online Artist Talks delve into the works of Chiara Camoni, Rashmi Kaleka, Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow, Mahaveer Swamy and Mrinalini Mukherjee, with insights into the processes, contexts and experiences that animate their artistic practices.

Artist Talks | Gauri Gill, Shefalee Jain & Mariam Suhail

Ishara Art Foundation presents Artist Talks by Gauri Gill, Shefalee Jain and Mariam Suhail with their first public presentations in the UAE.

‘Hunkaro’ by Mohit Takalkar at Perform Sharjah

UAE premiere of Hunkaro by the award-winning theatre director and playwright Mohit Takalkar, as part of the second season of Perform Sharjah.

Silent Objects | An Interactive Storytelling Session by Shereen Saif

An interactive storytelling session with multi-disciplinary artist, Shereen Saif. The programme is a companion to the exhibition ‘Only Life, Myriad Places: Sudarshan Shetty’.

Artist Talk | Haroon Mirza

Artist talk by UK based artist-composer, Haroon Mirza moderated by art critic and editor, Jyoti Dhar. The event is a companion to the exhibition ‘Notations on Time’ curated by Sandhini Poddar and Sabih Ahmed.

Notations on Time | Public Talks Programme

Curatorial and artistic presentations accompanying the exhibition ‘Notations on Time’.

Art Dubai Commission 2023 x Ishara Art Foundation

Date: March 4, 2023Time: 7 PM Venue: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah After Reaching Boiling PointBy Amol K. Patil and Parul Sinha in collaboration with Yalgaar Sanskrutik Manch Ishara Art Foundation is pleased to collaborate with Art Dubai on the Artist Commission for 2023. The Artist Commission is a non-profit initiative..

Public Talk | Guftugu Jaari Rahe: Anshika Varma

Public Talk by photographer, curator and publisher Anshika Varma on her initiative Offset Projects and their first publication, the Guftgu book.

Offset Pitara: Collective Reading Sessions

A workshop organised in collaboration with GPP on reading, writing and finding alternative ways of seeing lens and book based media conducted by Anshika Varma.

Book Launch and Artist Talk: Navjot At Work

A book launch and artist talk by Navjot Altaf marking the release of her two-volume publication ‘Navjot At Work’ and ‘Artist’s Notes’.

Reading Between the Lines

A three-part workshop organised in collaboration with Jameel Arts Centre as a companion to the exhibition ‘Proposals for a Memorial for Partition’ curated by Murtaza Vali.

Behind the Scenes

A workshop that offers an inside view into different careers in the field of modern and contemporary art

Public Talk | Urvashi Butalia

A public talk by renowned feminist writer, publisher and activist Urvashi Butalia revisiting her seminal book ‘The Other Side of Silence’, organised in collaboration with Jameel Arts Centre.

Reading in Tongues | Colomboscope

A Reading Room at the seventh edition of Colomboscope: Language is Migrant organised in collaboration with Ishara Art Foundation

Staging the Contemporary: The Next Generation

A two-day online symposium featuring the next generation of practitioners shaping contemporary art in South Asia, organised in partnership with India Art Fair and supported by Shiv Nadar University

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’

Reading in Tongues | Colomboscope

A special initiative conceived as part of the seventh edition of Colomboscope: Language is Migrant, in partnership with Ishara Art Foundation.

Inhabiting Images

For the 2021 edition of Alserkal Art Week, Ishara Art Foundation presents Inhabiting Images, a series of open discussions organised in collaboration with Gulf Photo Plus.
This event is free and by registration only.

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.

Every Soiled Page – Virtual Tour organised by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Live walk-through of the exhibition ‘Every Soiled Page’ conducted by curator Sabih Ahmed with the participation of Founder and Chairperson of Ishara, Smita Prabhakar.

Body Building | Exhibition Tour with Nada Raza and Randhir Singh

An exhibition tour of ‘Body Building’ led by Nada Raza and Randhir Singh as part of the symposium ‘Temporary Spaces | Exchanges in Art, Architecture and Photography in the UAE, South Asia and Beyond’.

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’.