Arts Foundation 2020 Fellow Onyeka Igwe to screen work at Dhaka Art Summit and Tyneside Cinema

Screening: the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 7-15 February 2020

Convening a critical mass of artists, thinkers and participants, ‘Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements’ (DAS 2020) will provoke us to reconsider (art) histories, movement, borders and fault lines. From 7–15 February 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh will be the epicentre of a radical upheaval of how we think about art, activated by intellectual and curatorial contributions, spanning four floors of the Shilpakala Academy in the city’s vibrant University belt. Built through alliances across Africa, Australia, South and Southeast Asia (and also extending into Europe and the US) this platform will be free to the public and include contributions by 500 artists, scholars, curators and thinkers, in the form of panel discussions, performances and symposia as well as opportunities for participation from the 300,000+ visitors focused on one broad theme: what is a movement and how do we ignite one beyond the confines of an art exhibition?

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Screening: ARTISTS IN THE CINEMA 2020 Launch, Tyneside Cinema, Fri 28 Feb, 6pm

Join us for the launch of Artists in the Cinema 2020: four new commissions by artists Onyeka Igwe, the Karrabing Film Collective, Duncan Marquiss and Nicola Singh & Helen Collard. The commissions take the form of short films created specifically for a cinema context, and will be screened before feature films across the Tyneside programme before touring to cinemas around the UK. The screening includes a discussion with the artists, including our Graduate Artist Siân Hutchings, and is followed by a party to which everyone is invited.

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