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Brahmanical unconscious and contemporary art

Umar Nizar There is a poignant moment in the i-flux edition brought out by Sage publications, in which the art work titled `Hallelujah Fallujah’  by Anita Dube is `misprinted’ as `Hallelujah Hallelujah’. This is the apotheosis of contemporary art, where a truly radical artistic ploy has been `unconsciously’ or `unintentionally’ reduced to an onomastic caricature with …


Bahujan Art Festival TISS 2018

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  Bahujan Art Festival is an initiative to give platform to the artists from the marginal Bahujan community, to express their Challenges, Struggles and Success. This Video is a documentation of the event which happened in the TISS Mumbai Campus on 16th of December. Video Documentation: Nikhil Latagajanan.  {youtube}Dsuz7nG3CmI{/youtube} ~~~ [Via Somnath Waghamare]


भारतीय शास्त्रीय कलाएं और सामाजिक सरोकार


  संजय जोठे (Sanjay Jothe) भारतीय कलाकारों, खिलाड़ियों, गायकों नृत्यकारों के वक्तव्य बहुत निराश करते हैं। उनके वक्तव्यों में आम भारतीय मजदूर या किसान या गरीब के सामाजिक सरोकार एकदम से गायब हैं। उन्होंने कला को व्यक्तिगत मोक्ष या अलौकिक आनन्द की जिन शब्दावलियों में गूंथा है उसमें फसकर कला और कलात्मक अभव्यक्तियाँ भी इस …


From Breast Tax to Brahminical Stripping in Comics: Orijit Sen and Brahmin Sadomasochism

Pinak Banik

  Pinak Banik “Only dead dalits make excellent dalits.Only dead dalits become excellent sites where revolutionary fantasies blossom!” ~ Anoop Kumar The context for this article centers around the selective fetishising of Dalit Bahujan whose deaths were ‘spectacles’ and hence “become excellent sites where revolutionary fantasies blossom”. This comes served with obscene explicitism via White …


Art for Social Justice

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  Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar [Recently, the painting exhibition of Dalit artist/painter Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar was held in February 2016 at the ‘International Conference on Voices of the Oppressed and the Marginalised’ in Mehsana, Gujarat. It was organised by the Social Justice Department, Government of Gujarat, and ICSSR, New Delhi. The title of his …