Programmes


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’.

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’.

Art Salon at the Ishara Art Foundation

An exhibition tour of ‘Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place’ for members of Art Dubai’s Art Salon led by curator Nada Raza at Ishara Art Foundation.

Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place | Exhibition Tour with Saira Ansari

A guided tour by writer Saira Ansari that led visitors through a narrative journey into the exhibition ‘Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place’ at Ishara Art Foundation.