RESIST@ Mumbai

RESIST is a call for art to be connected to its own community.

RESIST : A temporal art intervention & protest illustrating conscience and dissent against gender based violence and injustice through performance, graffiti, site specific installations, new media, protest music and fashion. with

Special Guest Models, Portrait Performers and Invitees include MONICA DOGRA, ONIR, JUHI CHAWLA and MIRA NAIR (tbc)!

Artists:
ANINDYA BANDYOPADHAYAY
A. V. ILANGO
ADIL KHAN
ALEX DAVIS
ANIL BAKSHI
ANJOLIE ELA MENON
ANUPAM SUD
ARPANA CAUR
BAARAAN IJLAL
BALBIR KRISHAN
BANI PERSHAD
BISWAJIT BALASUBRAMANIAN
DURGA KAINTHOLA
GIGI SCARIA
IVY MONDOL
MOUTUSHI CHAKRABORTY
PUNEET KAUSHIK
RAGHAVA KK
RAM RAHMAN
RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE
RITU KAMATH
SABA HASAN
SATADRU SOVAN
SATYAKAM SAHA
SHANTI BRINDA
SIMEEN FARHAT
SUPARNA MONDOL

Designers:
GAURI&NAINIKA
MANISH ARORA
SATYA PAUL
KALLOL DUTTA
ARJUN SALUJA

Performers:
DESI HEADQUARTER
SPACE

Opening on 17 May at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 9:30 p.m. at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai.

Date : 17th May – 21st May, 2013

Address : Gallery Beyond, Opp Lion’s Gate, 130/132, First Floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort, Mumbai- 23

Why we RESIST

The recent brutalization of a young student in New Delhi, has brought to the forefront, once again the existing violence & misogyny prevalent against women and other gendered bodies and identities across the nation. Globally, sexism, and incidents of gender violence continue to prevail.

At Engendered, we believe that art is vital to the dimension of culture and an understanding of its importance alongside political, economical and social forces in movements and acts of social change. Art can be significant in challenging and complicating the traditional boundaries and hierarchies of culture as represented by those in power.

RESIST is a call for art to be connected to its own community. RESIST will feature work that builds around the idea that “the personal is the political”, that is, the notion that personal revelation through art can be a political tool. Using both alternative-underground and mainstream art-work – from new media installations to high fashion couture, RESIST will reveal, subvert, and expand aesthetic boundaries. It will also critique notions of the ‘art object’ and the commodity system within which it is circulated as currency.

RESIST originally debuted in New Delhi February in Feburary at Gallery Engendered Space, featuring an evening of live performances, art, and fashion installations that registered the artist’s voice creativity towards a collective protest.

How will we RESIST?

* Art installations by leading contemporary artists like Anupam Sud, Gigi Scaria, Anjolie Ela Menon, Arpana Kaur, Ram Rahman, Satyakama Saha, Saba Hasan, Ritu Kamath, Balbir Krishan, among others.

* Live performances by contemporary alternative rock protest band SPACE and Punjabi Rap Trio DESI HEADQUARTER.

* Curated fashion installations that celebrate expressions of desire, passion and resistance to gender dichotomies, and reinforces choice and sexuality in South Asia. Featuring leading contemporary designers like designers Manish Arora, Gauri&Nainika, Satya Paul, Kallol Dutta, and Arjun Saluja.

* As part of this protest, we have invited the art community –artists, curators, and gallerists to respond to this injustice through their creativity and effect social change by contributing 1×1 canvases to our ever-growing WALL OF SOLIDARITY.

Promotional Partners: GAYSI FAMILY, GODREJ INDIA CULTURE LAB, TIME OUT – MUMBAI

b- Art Resist MUMBAI Card (Back)

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The Cathartist

The Cathartist is the Editor at GaysiFamily. She remembers nearly all her dreams to the last detail, would rather skip a movie than watch it after missing the first five minutes, has a rare form of Tourettes leading to inappropriate conversations and is a hopeless jerk magnet. If she ever writes a book, it will be called "La tyrannie d'anciens amoureux".