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Gender

Out of the Box – Televisualised Identities and Their Politics

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  Shaheen Ahmed “The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true” ~ Baudrillard1 No truth about television can be truer than this quote – television is a reality, a reality which is nothing but simulacra. As Jean Baudrillard explains …

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Mapping Gender: Bodies & Sexualities in Contemporary Art across the Global South

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  Exhibition and Events 16th November – 3rd December at School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). [Via Shaheen Ahmed] The topic of gender, gender-based violence, fetishization, and casteism in contemporary works of art by twenty artists launches in a few days in New Delhi. Including video, performance art, photography, painting and drawing …

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The patriarchal and moralistic discourse of ‘Save our Sisters’

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  Shaheen Ahmed Last weekend after I woke up in the morning, I went through my usual morning ritual of turning on my computer after a cup of coffee and leafing  through my mails and social media feed. It’s not surprising to see pictures, videos, website links, memes, etc. go viral over Facebook or Twitter …