an installation by Monica Jahan Bose
coconuts, banana and coconut fronds, handprinted cotton sari; dimensions variable
Location: Satellite Art Show, outside front patio of Parisian Hotel, 1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
Dates: December 1-4, 2016
The coconuts symbolize climate resilience. More than 100 coconuts were gathered by women in Miami and used on December 2nd for a collective performance and art action from the art fair to the rising sea with members of One Billion Rising Miami and a number of other participants.
The artist is collaborating with women from her ancestral village in Bangladesh as well as communities in the US to raise awareness about climate change.