I first ran into the word hijrotic while I was listening to Radio Mirchi and travelling on Mumbai’s Harbour Line. RJ Jeeturaj was hosting his regular morning show and, as I was to find out, interviewing the well-known hijra rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. Of the many things she said, this one word stuck with […]
TEJAL SHAH is a visual artist who works with video, photography, sound, installation, and performance. Her interests lie in the areas of sexuality, gender, disabilities and the interrelation between humans and nature. In 2003, she co-founded Larzish — India’s first international film festival of sexuality and gender plurality. Her first solo show, “What are You?“, debuted in India and the USA in 2006. Shah was born in Bhilai (central India), graduated with a B.A. in commercial and illustrative photography from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2000), and was a visiting scholar at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2000). Currently, she lives and works in Bombay, India.
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]