Tuesday, 10 March 2015

WOMEN'S MARCH | EXHIBITION : Born a Girl

ART INSTALLATION & EXHIBITION
BORN A GIRL
ON VIEW TILL 24 MARCH 2015


Time: 6:30 pm
Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
Venue: Hamburg Hall & Terrace, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: free

​Image credit © Paul Glower
About the exhibition:
New media and Art installation exhibition addressing the Girl Child and the Feminine, Curated by Avani Rao Gandra for ‘Art for Change’ an ICONART Gallery Initiative.

Participating artists :
Pavan Kumar D | Avani Rao Gandra | Sharmistha Kar | Debosmita Samanta | Sonali Laha | Farzona Khannoon | Archana R Biswas | Ravi Kumar Nayak | Sai Sheela | Sayoni Laha | Glower Paul | Appalanaidu | Anindita Chakraborty | Tapasi Nath

To be born a girl, violence begins in the womb - disparity begins before birth as increasing female foeticide, as selective sex abortions. With growing lack of gender sensitivity towards women the repression continues in many forms of low tolerance in societal outlook and increasing violence - as more domestic work for the girl, low education priority, as child labour, early marriages to elderly males, early pregnancies, forced sex trade, vulnerability to sexual diseases like HIV, rape - violence all the way has robed the girl child and the feminine their music, their song and their dance in life, the right to live and die in peace.

These installations and new media art works by twelve artists address in symbolic, narrative, poetic forms, these aspects of female gender suppression in a variety of mediums and forms with references from history, addressing the political, societal, psychological and philosophical aspects of femininity - to express the joys of living as a woman, to claim rights of their dignity and magnificence, and to nourish the nature of the feminine strength and beauty - Dr.Avani Rao Gandra, Curator


About Women’s March 2015:
Women’s March is celebrated annually by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad to mark the month of the International Women’s Day. Every year we present a programme that highlights women’s issues in an innovative and thought-provoking manner.

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