Public presentation of “STRETCH”

NOTICE REGARDING  PROPOSED PUBLIC ART PROJECT  “STRETCH” ARTIST:  MONICA JAHAN BOSE The art project STRETCH proposes to stretch sari fabric (temporary) across the building  and create a tile mural (permanent) at the exterior of 1724 California St NW, Washington, DC 20009. The saris are massive...

by Monica Bose on July 2nd, 2024
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SWIMMING public art project

SWIMMING, a temporary public art project by Monica Jahan Bose, explores the deep and essential connections we have to water as our world faces increased flooding, drought, and rising sea levels due to climate change. Participants in DC and Bangladesh join workshops to co-create poetry...

by Monica Bose on March 23rd, 2024
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We had an online launch on December 13, 2023 to get started on SWIMMING, a new public art project that explores the deep and essential connections we have to water as our world faces increased flooding and rising sea levels due to climate change. When...

by Monica Bose on January 6th, 2024
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Prokash Scroll @Boimela

“প্রকাশ “ পটচিত্র পারফরমেন্স মনিকা জাহান বোস মনিকা জাহান বোস একজন বাংলাদেশী-আমেরিকান শিল্পী, আইনজীবী ও মানবাধিকারকর্মী। তার কাজের মধ্যে চিত্রাঙ্কন, ভাস্কর্য, ফিল্ম ও ছাপচিত্র। ওয়েসলিয়ান বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় এবং ভারতের শান্তিনিকেতনে তিনি শিল্পকলা বিষয়ে অধ্যয়ন করেন এবং কলাম্বিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে আইন বিষয়ে ডিগ্রী লাভ করেন। তার শিল্প...

by Monica Bose on August 30th, 2023
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সুইসুতা Shuishuta (Needle & Thread)

The sewing machines chattered loudly against the backdrop of trees on the University of Victoria campus. Two women labored to sew vibrant sari fabrics as quickly as possible. Soon others joined in to hand-sew and mend the saris, many of which had tears and rips...

by Monica Bose on April 6th, 2023
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Poetry & Climate Action with Moms

Thank you to Moms Clean Air Force and all our participants for a powerful workshop to kick off the new year!  It was such an exhilarating gathering and you all brought so much positive energy and creativity!  Your poems and letters were amazing.  This is...

by Monica Bose on January 10th, 2023
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Smithsonian Talk

Here is the recording from the November 17, 2022 Smithsonian panel with Monica Jahan Bose, Hina Kneubuhl, and Corea Kalewa “In the Pandemic’s Wake: Social Change and Reflection with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders.

by Monica Bose on December 12th, 2022
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SUSTAIN Performance & Closing

The SUSTAIN installation closed with a performance on June 9, 2022, which coincided with Transformer DC’s 20th anniversary party at The LINE DC. The SUSTAIN project celebrates 10 years of Storytelling with Saris, which began in 2012. For the performance, I did a flashback to...

by Monica Bose on October 1st, 2022
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Sustain Installation & Dedication

The SUSTAIN installation at The LINE DC and Unity Park was an epic 10 day experience, starting on May 31 and ending on June 10, 2022. There was a dedication with poetry and music, a film screening, another poetry event at the farmers market, artist...

by Monica Bose on October 1st, 2022
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Sustain: plants & poetry

Our January 11th new year’s online workshop was bittersweet. One of our team is suffering from Covid, but we sent him our positive healing thoughts and felt energized by sharing about our plants and indoor gardens. Demetria showed us the beautiful wild seeds she has...

by Monica Bose on January 12th, 2022
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