I am Mitali Das, a practicing artist based in Kolkata. My creative interest revolves around the areas of femininity and sexuality. Taboos in relation to female desire, sexuality and the body are often addressed in my work. My recent artistic interest focuses on rituals that are primarily centred on agricultural communities in Bengal that involve the veneration of fertility symbols and celebration of feminine sexuality. Women play an important role in these rituals. Through my artistic engagement I intend to understand and bring forth the relationship that exists between femininity, sexuality and ecology that is absent in our modern psyche but can be traced in these rituals.
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