Aakash Odedra to feature in Bagri Foundation’s series of talks to re-envision the arts

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Aakash Odedra will be taking part in  Navigating Change: pivoting and re-envisioning the arts on Tue 11 May, 12 – 1pm BST. Appearing alongside artist Yarli Allison and curator Dr Imma Ramos (British Museum), the panellists will discuss the following issues concerning the changing creative sector:

Where have we found positive and meaningful change in our life and practice in the past year?
How are we embracing chance and risk going forward?
What new ways of working have we learned and how can this change the way the arts sector works?

The first of three online panel discussions will be available to watch from 11 May on the Bagri Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Navigating Change sees the Bagri Foundation invite international speakers from across arts disciplines to discuss their practice in the face of change and chance, and to explore how they address risk and scenarios out of their control.

In response to specific prompts and followed by a communal conversation, the speakers bring multidisciplinary perspectives from contemporary art, dance, music, traditional arts and philanthropy to answer how they have embraced positive and meaningful change into their life and practice in 2021 and beyond. They present new ways of working they have developed since 2020, discuss how they approach chance and risk going forward, and share their learning in the hope to inspire others.

If you would like to pose your questions to Aakash or any of the other artists taking part, please send your questions via the booking pages linked below.

11 May, 12-1pm BST – Navigating a changing creative sector
with artist Yarli Allison; dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra, and curator Dr Imma Ramos (British Museum).

18 May, 12-1pm BST – Navigating a changing world
with curator Diana Campbell-Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation and Dhaka Art Summit), creative climate change communicator Angela Chan, and choreographer Sivan Rubinstein.

25 May, 12-1pm BST Navigating Risk and Reward
with community organiser, artist, and curator Adriel Luis (The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center), philanthropist John Studzinski (Genesis Foundation), and collector and gallerist Amrita Jhaveri (Jhaveri Contemporary).