Water Exhibition in Richmond

“Water” a solo exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose at the Capital One Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. May 10- June 30, 2016. Curated by Naoko Wowsugi. Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose uses painting, performance, video, photography, printmaking, and community engagement to address climate change....

by Monica Bose on June 3rd, 2016
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Climate Talk and Workshop in Richmond

Six yards of aqua green handloom cotton sari, handprinted with a hot pink woodblock vine border and the Bengali word for Water repeated to create a border in silver on the other edge. The words for water “Pani” and “Jal” repeated in woodblock across the...

by Monica Bose on June 1st, 2016
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DARCHIRA RIVER Performance in Katakhali Village

DARCHIRA RIVER a performance/installation by Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with the women of the Katakhali Cooperative January 2, 2016 duration: 2 hours. location: banks of Darchira River, Katakhali Village, Rangabali Union, Patuakhali District, Bangladesh On January 2, 2016, I created a new performance piece...

by Monica Bose on January 23rd, 2016
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Climate Workshop in Katakhali

On December 30, 2015, we held a Climate Change Knowledge Sharing Workshop for the greater community in Katakhali Village, Barobaishdia Island, Patuakhali District. We invited the whole community to the workshop by phoning key persons and asking them to spread the word. We asked the...

by Monica Bose on January 22nd, 2016
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Reflections on RISING in Philadelphia

I arrived by train to Philadelphia the morning of my performance to meet poet Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, who was working with me on the performance. It was truly wonderful to work with Sham, who was introduced to me by Twelve Gates Gallery. At the beginning of...

by Monica Bose on December 1st, 2015
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INUNDATION for Nuit Blanche DC

INUNDATION at the Dupont Circle Fountain was an intense and fitting culmination to the series of climate pledge workshops that were organized in DC over the past year. It was an hour-long performance and included more than 20 performers, including several dancers from Mayur Dance...

by Monica Bose on October 22nd, 2015
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Fantastic Climate Pledge Event at H Street Festival

What a lovely warm day and fantastic turn-out at the H Street Festival in Northeast Washington DC. My whole family helped out with the performance and pledges. Many people joined in and made pledges on the saris, which will be taken back to Bangladesh to...

by Monica Bose on September 20th, 2015
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Climate Pledge Performance

Monica Jahan Bose presents an interactive performance to raise awareness about climate change and the global implications of our individual use of energy.  She has created a number of saris in collaboration with coastal women from her native Bangladesh (who stand to lose their homeland...

by Monica Bose on September 13th, 2015
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Workshop with Women from Shelter

The exhibition and workshops “Climate and Actions” at the Anacostia Arts Center resulted in some truly magical connections between disparate worlds. I lead seven workshops at the Anacostia Arts Center, with a total of 86 participants. Several women from a nearby women’s shelter are regulars...

by Monica Bose on June 23rd, 2015
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Wonderful launch of “Climate and Actions”

After a year of planning and several weeks of intense work, it was very exciting to finally open the exhibition and workshops “Climate and Actions” at Anacostia Arts Center. The AAC is such a beautiful space and opens directly onto the street so that people...

by Monica Bose on May 10th, 2015
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