Independent publishing, zines and artists book fairs
Asia Elects: A 4 day exhibition of Film, Performance and Political Art from 3rd - 6th October 2013 at the Kobi Nazrul Centre in East London off Brick Lane
In Duriana, a country of fragrant Asian mystery, candidates are gearing up for the country’s 7th Presidential Elections. The three contenders, with apparently different manifestos and visions for the nation have been campaigning for months. The incumbent premier, and prominent industrialist Izzet...
DIY OR DIE : How to Survive as an Independent Artist - 7 April 2013 2pm - 3pm Rich Mix, London
"What is DIY?" opens this film ... What are the ethics, ideas, joy and pitfalls, meaning of being an DIY artist - Why stay independent? Featuring interviews and performances by Lydia Lunch, Mike Watt, Ian MacKaye, J. Mascis, Jim Rose, Foetus, Steve Albini, Richard Kern, GWAR, Madigan Shive, Ron...
Talks and Public Seminars
Unemployment & Creativity & Zines Panel at DIY Cultures - 7 April - 3pm Rich Mix London
A Panel Discussion on Unemployment and creavity, the dole vs. the Arts Council, depression and recession, the useless graduate. As part of DIY Cultures Guests: - Sarah Tea-Rex (Graduating into Unemployment zine editor and creator of Mental Health perzines) - Saban Kazim (Gissa Job Zine -...
[PAST/ARCHIVE]: Friends of Design gig - 17th September 2011 - 8pm
Vendranath Vanguard play gig as Friends of Design with Fuad Ali (Core Researcher of Other Asias) at 17th September 2011 - as part of Numi night Venue: Rich Mix, London 7pm. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA - 020 7613 7490 Tube: Liverpool...
[PAST/ ARCHIVE] SPILL FESTIVAL - April 2011
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[PAST/ ARCHIVE] 16th Sept - 18th Sept. TRYST (with Destiny) - Full length adaptation by Akkas Al-Ali 7.30pm
Set in Lahore in 1947, Tryst (With Destiny) takes place at night, beneath the arches of a railway bridge, where a runaway woman’s world collides with a former inmate of a lunatic asylum. In their brief meeting, these two tormented souls try to understand the new world order created by the...
[PAST/ ARCHIVE] Bradford 12, 30 years on/ Self-defence is no offence - 23rd July 2011 (featuring Leila Khaled and Gareth Pierce)
Hamja Ahsan will deliver a presentation and poetry reading of his Brothers work produced in HMP Belmarsh and HMP Long Lartin, discussing on the impact of the freetalha.org case on his family and its significance for British state...
[PAST/ ARCHIVE] Poems from Prison: Free Talha Ahsan - marking 5 years in prison without Trial
London, UK: Poems from Prison: Free Talha Ahsan - marking 5 years in prison without Trail 19 July, Tues, 7pm IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA Nearest Tube: Preston Road London launch of poetry book written in HMP Belmarsh and HMP Long Lartin prison, and poems from Damascus, Syria...
Declarations: Prologue to Redo Pakistan 2010
If you are outside of UK you can still listen to the radio play online: PROLOGUE: DECLARATION 15 minute radio play broadcast on Resonance FM and NMUL Listen online: ia360705.us.archive.org/14/items/DeclarationOfWar_801/Show15min.mp3
(PAST/ ARCHIVE) Art Therapy workshops
Professional Art therapis held an art therapy workshop at Departure Arts Centre for mainly local community groups as a satellite event of A Cup of Tea Solves Everything exhibition
(PAST/ ARCHIVE) Alpona Family Workshop
Maraz Ahmed and Hamja Ahsan held an outdoor Alpona workshop at Baishaki Mela (Bengali New Years Festival) for children and families. The workshop was offered free for the duration of a day. A banner was collectively painted by children and familys for the duration of the whole day. An exhibition of...
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To Hell with Good Intentions - Ivan Illich (1968)
Available Online: "Next to money and guns, the third largest North American export is the U.S. idealist, who turns up in every theater of the world: the teacher, the volunteer, the missionary, the community organizer, the economic developer, and the vacationing do-gooders. Ideally, these...
Psuedo-lanuages: A Conversation with Wendy Gu, Xu Bing, and Jonathan Hay - Simon Leung
Available online: p. 462 - 475 from Asian Art (2006) Blackwell Anthologies of Art Edited by Rebecca M. Brown Deborah S. Hutton
Skyscraper Competition in Asia: New City Images and New City forms - Larry R. Ford
Available online soon. From: Asian Art (2006) Blackwell Antologies of Art Edited by Rebecca M. Brown & Deborah S. Hutton p. 189-197
Ashis Nandy: The Fantastic India-Pakistan Battle - Or the Future of the Pasts in South Asia
Available online here: (for educational and reading purposes only) www.hamjaahsan.com/IndiaPakistanNandy.pdf
Faiz Ahmed Faiz / Allami Iqbal / Sadaat Hasaan Manto/ Ashis Nandy
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Talal Asad - Interview on Modernity, Human Rights
Talal Asad modern power and the reconfiguration of religious traditions Saba Mahmood Contemporary politico-religious movements, such as Islamism, are often understood by social scientists as expressions of tradition hampering the progress of modernity. But given the recent intellectual...
Chin Tao Wu
1. Biennales Sans Frontiers 2. Problems of reading Globalised Art 3. Corporate
The Principle Of Movement In The Structure Of Islam - Allama Iqbal