Sari Installation at Hope House Dubai

November 30, 2023 – December 7, 2023 all-day
Hope House (at Jossa)
Warehouse 45 Alserkal Avenue - 17th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Sari Installation at Hope House Dubai @ Hope House (at Jossa)

Monica Jahan Bose will create a sari installation called “Sari Resilience” during the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.  It will be part of Hope House in the arts district and accessible to all (no blue or green badge needed).

Dates:  November 30-December 11, ,2023.

Address:  Jossa, Warehouse 45 Alserkal Avenue – 17th St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Interactive Climate Sari workshop:  November 30 from 7-10 pm at Open House (RSVP at link below)

Hope House is a “canvas for hope,” a place of rest, resilience, culture and inspiration set in a warehouse space in the vibrant Alserkal arts district in Dubai.  All visitors to COP28 are invited to come and join us.  More details about Hope House at this link.

Workshop details:  Join artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose for interactive storytelling and art-making on a six-meter-long Bangladeshi sari.  We will be composing short poems and making art together about climate hope in solidarity with coastal women farmers on Barobaishdia Island in Bangladesh.   This hands-on art workshop builds cross-border community and climate resilience as part of the decade-long Storytelling with Saris art and advocacy project.

Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist whose work spans painting, printmaking, film, performance, and installation.  Her socially engaged work highlights the intersection of climate, racial, gender, and economic injustice through co-created workshops, art actions, installations and performances. Monica uses the sari — a precolonial 18-foot-long unstitched garment that is always recycled and never discarded — to represent women’s lives and the cycle of life on our planet. She has exhibited her work extensively in the US and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Bangladesh National Museum and MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome. Her decade-long collaborative project STORYTELLING WITH SARIS with women farmers from her ancestral island village has traveled to eight countries and 11 US states, engaging thousands of people. She has a BA in the Practice of Art (Painting) from Wesleyan University, a Diploma in Art from Santiniketan, India, and a JD from Columbia Law School.

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