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)!
A. V. ILANGO
ANJOLIE ELA MENON
RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE
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