....activate chains of exhibitions,
film screenings, fictions,
forums, performance, plays, walks and talks,
historical revisions, reading circles, archives, taxonomies,
political vocabularies, public education and
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Dhaka (Uttara) New Media Arts & Ideas Centre - to open 2012 TBC
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Our premises are located in Uttara Sector 4: We will be resident there in December2011. We are looking for artists, filmmakers, activists, theatre practioners, researchers based in Bangladesh. We will be developing an Independent contemporary art project space in Uttara....
PIPELINE EXHIBITION: Zoe Rahman Archival Display (Teach Yourself Bengali)
Hamja Ahsan is currently with the award-winning Jazz musician Zoe Rahman to produce an exhibitionary archive of the making of her Jazz album of Bengali folk song Where Rivers Meet. Video production by Riffat Ahmed. Working Title: Teach Yourself...
(Within 1 year) New Project: I LOST MY GOOD FRIENDS TO NGOS
Start reading Mahmood Mamdani on SAVE DAFUR COALITION Samir Amin panel event around World Bank
Most Cringe-worthy Title for an Exhibition Award
Nominations: Where Three Dream Cross - Whitechapel 2010 The Empire Strikes Back - Saatchi Gallery 2010 Unveiled - Saatchi Gallery 2009 Good Looking - Lahore 2009 The Lure of the East - Tate Britain 2009 You Win Some, You Deleuze - Barge Tower 2010 And the winner is....
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Developmentia - Current 7
A tool to understand and negotiate the conditions and relations created by the invocation of development, by its prosecutors and target subjects, not to mention those caught in the cross fire. Developmentia explicitly describes an institutionalised psychology that inhibits human uplift like...
Current - Second Language
CURRENT FOUR - SECOND LANGUAGE Themes, issues, keywords: Mother Tongue Movements (like Bangladesh) International Mother-Tongue Day - February 21 Kurdish Community Groups English as a Second Language Power and Language Translation Multi-lingual signs Multi-cultural signs Borders of...
Current - Kemal Ataruk Avenue
Themes: Secularism Construction of Europe and Modernity
(Long Term - within 3 years) Afro-Asia Conference
CURRENT FOUR - 2011 THE AFRO-ASIA CONFERENCE/ ARLINDA rough themes Ethiopians in Bangladesh research (Kinsi) Curated around Historian Vijay Prashads "Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting "book and "The Darker Nations". Asia-Africa connections. Gujarati migrations to East...
Bangladeshi Contemporary Art / Performance/ Architecture / Ideas Archive
Consultative board: - Shahidul Alam - Naeem Mohaiemen - Porapara Artists Space - pHD guy - Prachayanat Theatre Company Theatre Posters from Prachayanat Architectural research: Ruhul Abdin Architect Interviews with: - Marina Tabussam - Nahas Ahmed Khalil Artists...
Multiculturalism Audio Archive
Collection of voice-recordings, speeches and lectures in audio format connect to multiculturalism
Zoe Rahman Archive
PIPELINE: Zoe Rahman Archive Hamja Ahsan is currently with the award-winning Jazz musician Zoe Rahman to produce an exhibitionary archive of the making of her Jazz album of Bengali folk song Where Rivers Meet. Video production by Riffat Ahmed. Working Title: Teach...
British Prisons Archive
Emphermia collected during Hamja prison visits to his brother Talha at HMP Belmarsh and HMP Long Lartin held since July 2005 for over 3 years without trail or prima-facie on the US-UK Extradition treaty
Diversity Strategy Archive
Archive/ Collection: Ahsan collects a comprehensive archive of Multiculturalist paraphanelia under the title of "Diversity Archive". This compromises books, audio, video, maps, family photographs, pamphlets and other promotional material stretching back as far as 1971. This is an...
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