RENEW: Virtual Book Launch

January 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RENEW: Virtual Book Launch

Join us for the virtual launch and discussion of RENEW, Monica Jahan Bose’s artist book of collaborative public art and poetry about climate change. The book is over 100 pages in full color, designed by Erik Moe, and has images and poetry from the public art projects WRAPture and Warming Waters and recent installations and performances in New York, Paris, Rome, Miami Beach, and Katakhali, Bangladesh.

Presenters : Josheen Oberoi, Leah Stoddard, Purvi Shah, Monica Jahan Bose and more!

You may order signed books by emailing and paying by venmo @monica-bose or Paypal or CashApp $monicaartivist. The regular book is $30 (plus $5 postage within US, email to inquire about international postage). In addition, there are 50 signed and numbered limited edition pieces with a special hand-cut cover with sari insert at $50 each (plus $5 postage in US). Thank you so much for supporting this climate justice project. More details here.

Presenter bios:

Josheen Oberoi is a gallerist and curator based out of New York. She is currently VP and Director at DAG, an international gallery focused on South Asian modern art. Prior to this, she worked as Director at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, with a focus on contemporary Southeast Asian art; Saffronart, as a Specialist in South Asian Art; and Bodhi Art as a gallerist and Associate Curator. She has worked for Miditech, where she helped produce documentary series on Indian art and architecture and other projects for the BBC. She has an MA in medieval Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and an MA in South Asian art history from Florida State University.

Leah Stoddard has curated over 100 exhibitions, including 12 large-scale projects for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was Deputy Director of Exhibitions and the Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art (2011-14). In addition, she was the Director of Second Street Gallery, a nonprofit artspace in Charlottesville, Virginia (2000-2008) and the first Development Director of the McGuffey Art Center (2017-18). She is an independent curator, artist advisor, and teaches at James Madison University, including courses in Museum Studies and Renaissance to Modern Art. Stoddard has an MA in art history/criticism from Stony Brook University and a BA in art history from Carleton College.

Purvi Shah’s favorite art practices are her sparkly eyeshadow, raucous laughter, and seeking justice. She won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for leadership fighting violence against women. Her new book of poetry, Miracle Marks, explores women, the sacred, and gender & racial equity. Discover more @PurviPoets or

Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist and activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, photography, printmaking, public art, and interdisciplinary projects. She is the creator of the climate justice art and advocacy project Storytelling with Saris, which is now in its eighth year. She has engaged thousands of people around the world with her installations, performances, workshops, and public art. She has had 20 solo shows, including at the Bangladesh National Museum and the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. As an artist originating from Barobaishdia Island, Bangladesh, Bose brings her history into contemporary art. Her heritage and community may drown under the Indian Ocean.

This project is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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