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Source: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-07-14/powerful-exhibit-against-...

The True Stories Project: "Objectification, Mythology, Exploitation, Empowerment" - Siddhartha Art Gallery / Art Works for Change (AWFC) / Shakti Samuha / Sattya Media Arts Collaborative (2017)

"The True Stories project, the preparation of which began a year ago, is a visual journey through video, art and photographs exploring the issues of exploitation of women, the manifestation of resilience and the definition of empowerment. The artworks have been divided into four categories: Objectification, Mythology, Exploitation, Empowerment. Sujan Chitrakar uses dolls encased in a glass box to depict the hypocrisy of the society which on one hand preaches about goddesses and on the other objectifies women as sex objects. Marilyn Minter captures the movements of a female mouth licking candy and cake decorations in a sensual voyeuristic video. Ang Tsering Sherpa merges the traditional with contemporary as a small boy stands in front of a disturbing mandala, symbolising the exploitation of young boys. A naked woman sews and stitches the scraps of clothings around her as she embarks in a journey of self healing in Gabriela Morawetz’s video. Nabin Baral’s powerful photos highlight the plight of women as they are branded a witch. Sheelasha Rajbhandari explores the identity of girls after marriage in her installation and Hitman Gurung addresses the vulnerability and insecurity of a Tharu woman in her own country. The exhibition doesn’t paint those trafficked as mere victims but as survivors by involving them as storytellers and illustrators of their lives. By using art and photographs as a medium, the exhibition brings the issue of trafficking and violence against women out of research papers, and seminars to the doorstep of public. It draws attention to a heinous crime and initiates a discussion on a subject that is either considered too normal because it is so widespread or kept completely under wraps."

+ Ang Tsering Sherpa - "Using Art for Social Change" (2017):
+ http://www.nepalitimes.com/blogs/thebrief/2017/07/26/using-art-for-social-change/

"Those who have studied the global Black Revolution of the 20th century have had to read the masterwork of Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, which was known as ‘the handbook of the Black Revolution’, from Accra (in Ghana) to Oakland, California, USA. This work, as much a psychological study as a diagnosis of the nature of French colonialism in Algeria, gave militants tremendous insights into the nature of Imperialism and how resistance exploded against it."

+ "Franz Fanon, Revolutionary Journalist" - Mumia Abu-Jamal (2017):
+ http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/franz-fanon-revolutionary-journalist-325-mumia-abu-jamal
+ http://abahlali.org/files/On_Violence.pdf

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