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Seven Minutes on the B67/Climate Street Action

Closing of exhibition and Climate Art Street Action, June 29, 2019, Brooklyn, New York We took the bus together, starting in Kensington, Brooklyn, wearing blue saris to symbolize climate change. We walked in the blazing heat, we joined in a wheelchair, we sang, and we...

by Monica Bose on July 10th, 2019
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Subsistance project in Paris

The SUBSISTANCE (Subsistence in English) project in Paris included a residency at The Window, an experimental gallery, and collaborations and engagement with dozens of people. The project looked at questions of consummation, agriculture, food, and climate change and involved collaborations between me, Monica Jahan Bose,...

by Monica Bose on June 19th, 2019
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Conversation with Nirina Lune

Catherine Bay, Artistic Director of the Window, invited artists Monica Jahan Bose and Nirina Lune to have a public conversation in the gallery on June 7, 2019 during the exhibition/project SUBSISTANCE. The conversation was filmed by Leena Jayaswal.

by Monica Bose on June 7th, 2019
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Final WRAPture Installation

WRAPture is a wrap! After 8 months and more than 25 workshops and meetings in DC and Bangladesh, working with over 200 people, we have completed the project. We draped five buildings in Anacostia DC with over 60 saris on three separate days in April...

by Monica Bose on May 20th, 2019
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Great conversation at Open Source Gallery

I’m on the Amtrak train home to Washington DC, after a truly heart-warming evening in Brooklyn at Open Source Gallery, where I was engaged in adda and conversation with so many incredible people from 6 pm until late into the evening. Several women from the...

by Monica Bose on May 4th, 2019
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WRAPture installation day 1 complete!

It was a long, crazy beautiful day. On April 4, 2019, five buildings in Anacostia, Washington DC (two on Good Hope Rd SE and three around the corner on Martin Luther King Blvd SE) were draped and wrapped with saris covered in printmaking, painting, and...

by Monica Bose on April 5th, 2019
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Super Brooklyn Launch!

We had a fantastic day in Brooklyn today with the support of Open Source Gallery, Arts & Democracy, the Brooklyn Ladies Club, and the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts. First, I visited Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY for my second site visit...

by Monica Bose on March 23rd, 2019
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WRAPture Installation

After months of work, the saris are finally done! Please come see the installation. Since its November 2018 kickoff, WRAPture has worked with 12 women in Katakhali, Bangladesh and over 150 members of the community in Washington DC, including youth from Project Create, formerly homeless...

by Monica Bose on March 17th, 2019
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Super Special Shutdown Workshop for WRAPture

While our president has shut down the US government over a border wall to keep Latinx immigrants out, we spent the day with furloughed federal workers working on a different kind of “border patrol” to create woodblock sari borders for a transborder feminist art project...

by Monica Bose on January 18th, 2019
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Rising Up in Miami Beach

The climate art action RISING UP took place on December 7, 2018 and included the participation of several women who have been in multiple performances with me (starting with Jalobayu in 2014) as well as a number of women who joined for the first time....

by Monica Bose on January 8th, 2019
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