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Programme Schedule

Come and take part in Safina Radio Project conversations – you will find us on the third floor by the auditorium. The programme is constantly being updated, check back each day for the confirmed schedule!


4 February


2pm Iftikhar Dadi, Zihan Karim, Marzia Farhana and Nada Raza in conversation about The Missing One – 'Enchantment, alienation and dystopia become the plot for an exhibition curated by Nada Raza, inspired by the title of a Bengali sci-fi story (claimed to be the earliest written) by J.C. Bose in 1896.' 

5pm Aurelien Lemonier in conversation with Kashef Chowdhury on architecture in Dhaka, Chowdhury's work and the architecture exhibition as part of the Dhaka Art Summit 2016.



5 February


10.30am Nikhil Chopra and Jana Prepeluh in conversation with some of the artists invited to be part of the Performance Pavilion: Atish Saha, Yasmin Nupur and Manmeet Devgun

1.30pm In conversation: Samsul Alam Helal, shortlised for the Samdani Art Award 2016

5pm Monica Narula (Raqs Media Collective) in conversation with Maria Balshaw

6pm Christopher Kulendrum Thomas in conversation with Tairone Bastien


6 February


10.30am Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh in conversation with Beth Citron on their work, in particular Index of the Disappeared.

1pm Iftikhar Dadi in conversation with Nabil Rahman

3.30pm Amar Kanwar in conversation with Stuart Comer 

5pm Beatrix Ruf, Daniel Baumann and Diana Campbell Betancourt


7 February


12.30pm Aaron Cezar in conversation with the winner of the Samdani Art Award, Rasel Chowdhury

3pm  Hammad Nasar and Sabih Ahmad from Asia Art Archive 

5pm Shanay Jhaveri in conversation with Tony Korner, discussing the Dhaka Art Summit film programme and in particular the documentary on Nirad Chaudhury, made by Merchant Ivory for the BBC in 1970.


8 February


12 noon In conversation: Shumon Ahmed

12.45pm Waqas Khan in conversation with Rosa Martinez

1.45pm In conversation: Ayesha Sultana




In addition, you can tune in to listen to the following programming:


4 February


The History of Cross-Cultural Exchange between Bangladesh and Pakistan, panel talk

Art Initiatives off the Centre, panel talk

Introduction to the Critical Writing Ensemble – readings can be found on our Dhaka Art Summit page


5 February


Non-Western Institutions and their Collecting of South Asian Art

Lynda Benglis in conversation with Thomas Tavelli - recorded from Santa Fe


6 February


Dayanita Singh in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Bangladeshi Architecture Panel

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