Pink Power (Carbon Free)

August 12, 2022 @ 7:00 AM – September 10, 2022 @ 11:00 PM
American University, Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Pink Power (Carbon Free) @ American University, Katzen Arts Center

Monica Jahan Bose
“Pink Power (Carbon Free)”
Wood block and painting on hand-woven cotton saris, dimensions variable (in collaboration with AU students, other DC residents,
and Bangladeshi women farmers in the Bay of Bengal).

Address: American University, Katzen Center for the Arts, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC.  Parking available in Katzen garage for free on weekends and $2 per hour weekdays.  Shuttle available from Tenley Metro (Red Line). Bus N4 and several others.

Exhibition dates:  August 12-September 10, 2022. Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Reception:  Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

The site-specific installation  of six saris hanging from the rotunda includes two climate pledge saris that were part of an outdoor workshop with American University students for AU’s Year of Climate Action and carried to the White House and U.S. Capitol with students rallying with the Sunrise Movement. The 2022 Year of Climate Action is designed to catapult AU to new levels of self-reflection, outreach, and engagement with climate change as an issue and with the communities that climate change touches.  Monica Jahan Bose’s Storytelling with Saris project collaborates with women farmers from her ancestral village in Bangladesh and others around the world to take action on climate and create community and conversation around the issues of climate and gender justice.

Join us for a reception on Saturday, August 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm, featuring a new video piece and discussion with Monica Jahan Bose.

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