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Refreshed and Renewed!
The feedback from the Virtual Book Launch of “Renew” has been super positive, with one participant saying she loved the poems, found the discussion fascinating, and was “floating with joy” the next day. We celebrated new beginnings in a salon-style afternoon — many of us...
Poetry Inspired by the Capitol
On the 14th of January 2021 I had the opportunity to participate in the Concrete Dreams poetry and art workshop on Zoom. The workshop engages the public to create art and poetry which will be part of the public art project Concrete Dreams, to be...
Sound Piece “Slow/Lent/আস্তে/Miadana”
Our new musical soundpiece Slow/Lent/আস্তে/Miadana was released today as part of a radio conversation hosted by Karen Baker on the Behind the Mind Show on We Act Radio in Washington DC. Washington-DC based artist Monica Jahan Bose and Paris-based musician Nirina Lune have collaborated on...
Driveway Art Salon
We had 29 people join us over various time slots for the first outdoor driveway/garden salon behind my studio. It was a beautiful breezy evening for our Driveway Art Salon. We had a book launch for RENEW and screened three new short films based on...
Warming Waters, finally
We are thrilled that we were able to install the WARMING WATERS public art project on July 22, 2020 after a delay of four months due to the pandemic (installation was supposed to be on Earth Day, April 22, 2020). The project was open for...
SLOW conversation with Nirina Lune
Paris-based musician and songwriter Nirina Lune and Washington DC-based artist/activist Monica Jahan Bose discuss their upcoming project “Slow/Lent.” Thank you to everyone who joined our conversation on Facebook Live regarding our work in progress. We received this email afterwards: “How to create this fruitful slowness...
Earth Day Recap
We had over 2000 people watch us live from around the world on April 22, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Thank you to everyone who joined. We had some technical issues with sound but it was still great to chat with Robin Bell...
Super Online Workshop!
Thanks to everyone who joined our WARMING WATERS workshop number 6 on April 7, 2020. Because of the pandemic, we had to do an online workshop on Zoom. In addition to a large number of DC area folks, we had people join from New York...
Warming Waters @ Eaton
We had such a heartwarming gathering for our fifth climate sari workshop for the Warming Waters Georgetown installation at the Eaton Hotel on March 11, 2020. Given the growing news about the coronavirus, I had emailed participants the night before saying that we will not...
The Tides/La Marea Installation
The Tides/La Marea, Solo exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose Curator: Simona Amelotti MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Via Nizza, 138, 00198 Roma, Italy Dates: December 4-12, 2019 Installation using cotton saris with woodblock printing and painting, single channel video, rice, and snowglobes. Video “The Tides” in...