Events

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Workshops in Bangladesh @ Katakhali Village, Patuakhali District, Bangladesh
Feb 19 @ 11:30 AM – Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM
Workshops in Bangladesh @ Katakhali Village, Patuakhali District, Bangladesh

We will be in Bangladesh for a series of workshops with the women of the Katakhali cooperative on sari art and climate resilience.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop @ Anacostia Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop @ Anacostia Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
 

Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris. 

Monica seeks paid assistants* (over age 14) to sign up for the workshops.  Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.  All ages and genders welcome.  All spaces and accessible by wheelchair/walker.  We will provide sign language interpreters and other interpreters whenever possible.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email storytellingwithsaris@gmail.com if you need to release your reservation. You must arrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop @ Anacostia Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop @ Anacostia Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
 

Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris. 

Monica seeks paid assistants* (over age 14) to sign up for the workshops.  Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.  All ages and genders welcome.  All spaces and accessible by wheelchair/walker.  We will provide sign language interpreters and other interpreters whenever possible.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email storytellingwithsaris@gmail.com if you need to release your reservation. You must arrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
Mar
8
Fri
2019
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop for Women’s Day @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon
Mar 8 @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop for Women's Day @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!  Celebrate International Women’s day by making feminist art.

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris. 

Monica seeks paid assistants* (over age 14) to sign up for the workshops.  Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.  All ages and genders welcome.  All spaces and accessible by wheelchair/walker.  We will provide sign language interpreters and other interpreters whenever possible.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email storytellingwithsaris@gmail.com if you need to release your reservation. You must arrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
Mar
9
Sat
2019
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop for Women’s Day Weekend @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon
Mar 9 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop for Women's Day Weekend @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!  Celebrate International Women’s day by making feminist art.

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris. 

Monica seeks paid assistants* (over age 14) to sign up for the workshops.  Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.  All ages and genders welcome.  All spaces and accessible by wheelchair/walker.  We will provide sign language interpreters and other interpreters whenever possible.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email storytellingwithsaris@gmail.com if you need to release your reservation. You must arrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop 14 – Women’s Day Weekend @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon
Mar 9 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
WRAPture Woodblock Workshop 14 - Women's Day Weekend @ Eaton Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!  Celebrate International Women’s day by making feminist art.

Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose is launching a new temporary public art display and needs your help to create it!  Monica and her team are working on WRAPture, a public art installation that will wrap 5 buildings in Historic Anacostia on April 4, April 14, and May 9. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris. 

Monica seeks paid assistants* (over age 14) to sign up for the workshops.  Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.  All ages and genders welcome.  All spaces and accessible by wheelchair/walker.  We will provide sign language interpreters and other interpreters whenever possible.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email storytellingwithsaris@gmail.com if you need to release your reservation. You must arrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
Apr
4
Thu
2019
WRAPture Wrapping Day 1 @ Anacostia Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monica Jahan Bose partners with the Anacostia Arts Center, We Act Radio, members of the community in Washington, DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh to present WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops.  WRAPture will wrap or drape five buildings in Anacostia with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village are helping to fabricate, assemble, and install the project through a series of paid workshops. WRAPTURE includes a sound installation with songs and music from Katakhali and Anacostia, facilitated by We Act Radio. As part of the project, DC residents will learn about climate change and renewable energy and add their own stories to the saris. The project links two riverfront communities in solidarity on the issue of climate change and sea level rise.  The workshops are at accessible locations and sign language and other language interpretation is provided whenever feasible.

INSTALLATION: The temporary project is for the duration of one afternoon/early evening, on three separate dates during  Spring 2019, including April 4, April 14, the day of the Anacostia River Festival, and May 9. The buildings to be wrapped are at the corner of Good Hope Road and MLKJR Avenue, specifically 1227 and 1231 Good Hope Road SE (Anacostia Arts Center and the adjacent Anacostia Business Center), and 1918, 1920, and 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE (the We Act Radio, Check It, and District Culture buildings).  The wrapping dates are weather dependent, so stay tuned for rain/snow dates.

This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
Apr
14
Sun
2019
WRAPture Wrapping Day 2 @ Anacostia Arts Center
Apr 14 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

Monica Jahan Bose partners with the Anacostia Arts Center, We Act Radio, members of the community in Washington, DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh to present WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops.  WRAPture will wrap or drape five buildings in Anacostia with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh.  April 14 will also be the all-day Anacostia River Festival.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village are helping to fabricate, assemble, and install the project through a series of paid workshops. WRAPTURE includes a sound installation with songs and music from Katakhali and Anacostia, facilitated by We Act Radio. As part of the project, DC residents will learn about climate change and renewable energy and add their own stories to the saris. The project links two riverfront communities in solidarity on the issue of climate change and sea level rise.  The workshops are at accessible locations and sign language and other language interpretation is provided whenever feasible.

INSTALLATION: The temporary project is for the duration of one afternoon/early evening, on three separate dates during  Spring 2019, including April 4, April 14, the day of the Anacostia River Festival, and May 9. The buildings to be wrapped are at the corner of Good Hope Road and MLKJR Avenue, specifically 1227 and 1231 Good Hope Road SE (Anacostia Arts Center and the adjacent Anacostia Business Center), and 1918, 1920, and 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE (the We Act Radio, Check It, and District Culture buildings).  The wrapping dates are weather dependent, so stay tuned for rain/snow dates.

This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

 
May
9
Thu
2019
WRAPture Wrapping Day 3 @ Anacostia Arts Center
May 9 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monica Jahan Bose partners with the Anacostia Arts Center, We Act Radio, members of the community in Washington, DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh to present WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops.  WRAPture will wrap or drape five buildings in Anacostia with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village are helping to fabricate, assemble, and install the project through a series of paid workshops. WRAPTURE includes a sound installation with songs and music from Katakhali and Anacostia, facilitated by We Act Radio. As part of the project, DC residents will learn about climate change and renewable energy and add their own stories to the saris. The project links two riverfront communities in solidarity on the issue of climate change and sea level rise.  The workshops are at accessible locations and sign language and other language interpretation is provided whenever feasible.

INSTALLATION: The temporary project is for the duration of one afternoon/early evening, on three separate dates during  Spring 2019, including April 4, April 14, the day of the Anacostia River Festival, and May 9. The buildings to be wrapped are at the corner of Good Hope Road and MLKJR Avenue, specifically 1227 and 1231 Good Hope Road SE (Anacostia Arts Center and the adjacent Anacostia Business Center), and 1918, 1920, and 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE (the We Act Radio, Check It, and District Culture buildings).  The wrapping dates are weather dependent, so stay tuned for rain/snow dates.

This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Subsistence vernissage/opening @ The Window
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Subsistence vernissage/opening @ The Window | Paris | ĂŽle-de-France | France

The Window invites you to the opening of the project SUBSISTENCE, by Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with Anju Chaudhuri. Curated by: Catherine Bay.

SUBSISTENCE: The project interrogates the ideas of need and consumption and its impacts on climate change and food security, particularly on vulnerable coastal communities. While richer people consume too much of everything and thus use huge amounts of fossil fuel, many people in the world subsist on the bare minimum. “Subsistence” means sustenance in French. In English we use the term “subsistence” to speak of the minimum needed to survive, as in “subsistence farmers,” who grow food and fish and survive on what they grow and catch. Monica Jahan Bose’s collaborators in Bangladesh are women farmers, who are struggling to survive because of climate change. Climate change is reducing rice and vegetable production (from salination of soil and change in weather patterns), fish catch in the tropics (because the water is too warm), and yield of eggs, milk, and meat (successive frequent storms cause farm animal and poultry disease and death). SUBSISTENCE occupies and activates the space of The Window and the adjacent pedestrian street and community with video, installation, performance, conversations, and a culminating shared meal created by the artist (on June 8).

The Window vous invite a vernissage de SUBSISTENCE,  une exposition et action artistique autour du changement climatique et son impact sur l’agriculture de l’Asie du Sud.   SUBSISTENCE est une collaboration entre Monica Jahan Bose et Anju Chaudhuri.   

Monica Jahan Bose: Née en Angleterre du parents bengalis, citoyenne du Bangladesh et des États-Unis, Monica Jahan Bose est une artiste, avocate et activiste. Les moyens d’expression utilisés dans son oeuvre sont nombreux: peinture, film, photo, gravure, performance, et son approche est pluridisciplinaire. Dans cet esprit, elle tente de marier l’art et la politique. Elle a eu des expositions ou a fait des installations au Brooklyn Museum, Art Asia Miami, le Twelve Gates Gallery, la Musée nationale du Bangladesh, the DUMBO Arts Festival, (e)merge art fair, SELECT Art Fair Miami, Smithsonian Asia Pacific American Center, entre autres. Actuellement, Bose vit et travaille entre Washington, D.C. et le Bangladesh. Elle a fait ses études à l’Université de Wesleyan (USA) ainsi qu’au centre artistique renommé du Santiniketan (Inde) et a reçu son diplôme en droit à l’Université de Columbia (USA). Elle a vécu à Paris de 2006–2010 et, pendant cette période, a fait des expositions personelles à la Galerie Deborah Zafman ainsi qu’à l’UNESCO, et elle fut sélectionnée pour l’exposition du Prix Marin en 2010. L’oeuvre de Bose a été reconnu par de nombreuses entités. Elle a reçu quatre bourses de la part de la DC Commission on the arts and humanities (par le biais du U.S. National endowment for the arts) et elle a crée une performance pour la Nuit blanche Washington DC (2015). Elle est la créatrice de Storytelling with Saris, un projet artistique collaboratif mené avec son village ancestral de Kathakali au Bangladesh, mariant ensemble son histoire avec l’art contemporain pour attirer l’attention sur le fait que son héritage et son village est en danger de se noyer sous l’Océan Indien.

Anju Chaudhuri: NĂ©e Ă  Calcutta (Inde) d’une famille d’intellectuels bengalis attachĂ©s Ă  la tradition, Anju Chaudhuri vit et travaille a Paris. En Inde elle s’est nourrie des histoires de la mythologie hindoue qui baigne sa vie quotidienne, et par ses nombreux voyages entre mer et montagne. Après son diplĂ´me de peinture Ă  Calcutta, elle part très jeune Ă©tudier Ă  la St-Martin School of Art Ă  Londres, puis aux Beaux Arts Ă  Paris et ensuite Ă  Amsterdam. MaĂ®tre de la gravure, Anju Chauduri a appris cet art aux cĂ´tĂ©s de Stanley William Hayter (Alelier 17, Ă  Paris).
 Elle est connue pour ses peintures, gravures, aquarelles, dessins, et papiers.

De ses nombreuses rencontres, elle a gardĂ© le goĂ»t des amitiĂ©s profondes, des rencontres dans tous pays et continue – depuis Paris oĂą elle a choisi de s’installer – Ă  aller de Berlin Ă  Amsterdam rencontrer des peintres, ses pairs, trouver des mĂ©diums, vivre en un mot « en Peinture Â».

Elle puise son inspiration dans la Nature et dans les 5 Ă©lĂ©ments : air, feu, eau, terre, Ă©ther. Au cours des dernières annĂ©es, elle a commencĂ© Ă  se prĂ©occuper du dĂ©règlement de la nature par l’homme et a commence Ă  crĂ©er des oeuvres autour du sujet du rĂ©chauffement planĂ©taire. PrimĂ©e de nombreuses fois, elle a fait maintes expositions, en France ainsi qu’à l’étranger. Ses oeuvres se trouvent dans les collections de nombre de musĂ©es dans le monde, comme Asia Society (NY), Ville de Paris, Bronx Museum (NY), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), et National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi). 

Monica Jahan Bose: Born in Britain, Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, photography, printmaking, and interdisciplinary projects. Her solo projects and performance/installations have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum, Art Asia Miami, Twelve Gates Gallery, the Bangladesh National Museum, the DUMBO Arts Festival, (e)merge art fair, SELECT Art Fair Miami, the Smithsonian Asia Pacific American Center, and many other venues. Bose currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. and Bangladesh. She studied art at Wesleyan University (USA) and Santiniketan (India) and has a law degree from Columbia University (USA). She lived in Paris from 2006-2010 and had solo and duo exhibitions at Galerie Deborah Zafman and UNESCO and was selected for the 2010 Prix Marin Exhibition. Bose has received numerous commissions and awards, including four grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (through the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts) and a 2015 commissioned performance for Nuit Blanche DC.

She is the creator of STORYTELLING WITH SARIS, a longterm collaborative art and advocacy project with her ancestral village of Katakhali, Bangladesh. In December 2015, Bose partnered with the International Centre on Climate and Development to create a climate awareness workshop in Katakhali, Bangladesh. As an artist originating from Katakhali, Bose brings her history into contemporary art, translating these experiences into immersive site-based work. Her heritage and community may drown under the Indian Ocean.

Anju Chaudhuri:

Born in Calcutta, India to a family of Bengali intellectuals enamored of tradition, Anju Chaudhuri lives and works in Paris. She grew up in India, nurtured by the Hindu mythology that permeates daily life, and her many journeys between the sea and the mountains. After receiving a diploma in painting in Calcutta, she left at age 18 to study at St Martin’s School of Art in London, then continued at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and then in Amsterdam. Chauduri became a master printmaker, learning this art by working side by side with Stanley William Hayter (Atelier 17, Paris). She is renowned internationally for her paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, and hand-made paper.

She takes her main inspiration from nature and the five elements: air, fire, water, earth, and aether. She has felt increasingly alarmed by the disruption of nature by man and has begun creating works responding to climate change. She has exhibited extensively in France and internationally and received numerous awards and commissions. Her works can be found in the collections of several museums throughout the world, including Ville de Paris, Asia Society (NY), Bronx Museum (NY), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi).