Reimagining the Global Village

October 11, 2021 @ 2:03 AM – December 4, 2021 @ 3:03 AM
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
273 E. Erie St.
WI 53202

Group Exhibition, Curated by Nirmal Raja, featuring approximately 30 artists and collaborations, at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Exhibition dates: October 11 – December 4, 2021

Zoom Panel “Climate Change & Sustainability: Transnational Perspectives in Art,” Oct. 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 pm EST), with Monica Jahan Bose, Pamela Longobardi, Jill Sebastian and Liz Bacchuber

Register for October 28 panel here.

See online exhibition content here.

For the exhibition, I created the installation “Shift” featuring five white collaborative saris, rice, dal, and brass containers, along with my soundpiece “Slow” with French musician Nirina Lune.  Shift is an installation that explores the idea of shifting our lifestyles in response to the climate crisis. The 18-foot-long cotton saris are handwoven Bangladeshi pre-colonial garments covered in woodblock prints and drawings and writings by Bose, Bangladeshi women, and people in Europe and the United States. The pandemic, by slowing us down, has highlighted the environmental impacts of our “normal” hectic life of overconsumption, commuting, and travel, leading to the heating of our planet, disruption of agriculture, and food insecurity.  The exhibition also includes the film “Rising Up to Climate Change” a film I co-directed with Leena Jayaswal.

Image above:  Monica Jahan Bose
Shift, 2021
Woodblock, writing, and painting on handwoven-cotton saris, rice, dal, brass vessels
Approximately 10' x 22' x 6'




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