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Art & Activism

A hand holds up the cover of a book which reads, 'I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.'

Art and Activism: Strange bedfellows?

You’d think art and activism would be chummy pillow mates but they’re often strange bedfellows  Art. Activism. Aesthetics. Politics. This is the problem with words. Sometimes they snake up on you like cobras, twisting, turning, hissing and spitting right back at you. *** Problem no 1. The word ‘art’ is used too loosely. Is everything…
Artist Sunil Gupta stands infront of a wall which has two framed photos of his family. He has greying hair and is wearing a patterned woolen sweater.

Interview: Sunil Gupta (Part II)

Sunil Gupta is an artist, activist, and a curator, based in London UK. In this interview, he talks to Manak Matiyani about how he has used art as a medium for activism. For part 1 of this interview, please go here. Manak: You have spoken earlier about the link between the work of a curator…
Photo of Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Manal Al Shairf. She has black hair and is wearing a black headscarf, and is standing in front of a board that says 'women2drive'.

Social Media

By: Women's Rights Campaigning Info-Activism Toolkit People are more likely to trust - and act on - messages from people they know rather than strangers or adverts. This is why social media campaigns can be so effective. Why use it? In the context of advocacy work, social media allows you to generate a support base and…
photo shows a brown wall which has an illustration of a woman dressed in a red saree and blur blouse. a man sits in fron of the wall, but his face is blacked out. The message written on the wall says, "i don't 'need to be protected'/ What are you 'protecting me' from? / Think / Make That Change #DelhiGangRape #SafeCityPledge

To The Beat Of Activism

The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi on December 16, 2012, left the Indian public consciousness shocked and it simultaneously propelled a social and cultural search to understand the problem of sexual violence, especially against girls and women. In the aftermath of this case, large-scale public protests and movements took place;…
A cartoon showing a scene at a bus stop, where a man seated on a bench ogles a woman that is passing by, and the woman's genitals seem to show him the middle finger.

Brushstrokes: Cartoons For Activism

I’ve always had a ridiculous cartoon view of the world. It’s natural that most of my life I ‘ve scribbled the images that popped into my head in the dirt, on bits of paper, tables and any surface available. Until now I never thought to show them or even to keep them.  Then I saw how my…
Artist Sunil Gupta stands infront of a wall which has two framed photos of his family. He has greying hair and is wearing a patterned woolen sweater.

Interview – Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta is an artist, activist, and a curator, based in London UK. In this interview, he talks to Manak Matiyani about how he has used art as a medium for activism. Manak Matiyani: You took up the camera as a hobby. Could you tell me a bit about how you started and how it…
Photo of activist balbir krishan against a blue background. he is wearing a grey suit and has short black hair and a stubble

तारशी के अंकित गुप्ता के साथ एक संवाद में – बलबीर कृषन

बलबीर कृषन भारत के उन समकालीन कलाकारों में से एक हैं जिन्होंने  सांप्रदायिक हिंसा, आपदाओं, जेन्डर आधारित हिंसा, यौनिकता और विकलांगता सहित अनेक विषयों को अपनी कला की विस्तृत श्रृंखला में दर्शाया है। यह लेख तारशी के ब्लाग ‘इन प्लेनस्पीक’ के लिए बलबीर की अंकित से हुई बातचीत के अंशों पर आधारित है। बलबीर के…
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