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Hate, the Ultimate Form of Violence Against the Other?
April 17, 2021 13:00 p.m. - 15:00
We invite you to join this panel discussion organized by Artist-Activist Sujatro Ghosh. While opening up the discourses on hate, violence, propaganda, fascism and segregation, we will revisit the curatorial intentions of his project Geography of Hate as well as the artistic contexts of the different performances presented in the exhibition.
Geography of Hate questions hate as a tool for systematic violence and otherization - it is an exploration of what powers hatred and why - in this case, hatred directed towards a particular religious community within a specific geographical location: the Indian subcontinent. However, in many ways, even as the project is bounded by a certain geopolitical context, it simultaneously transcends contextual specificities to embrace a global geographical poetics - not least through the participants, who are from all corners of the world. The project also demonstrates a different kind of unity whereby all participants - despite differences in national, cultural, social, political, economic, religious, racial, ethnic, and / or sexual identity - have the same base visceral response to violence.
The Geography of Hate exhibition which includes a showcase of objects, performance videos, a documentary, and an immersive projection work was curated by Arijit Bhattacharyya (Artist, Curator and Activist) and Sujatro Ghosh. It will be on show in Oyoun's tower from the start of the EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL for two months. Information about how to visit in person will be available soon.
This event will take place on zoom, you can register here. The zoom discussion will be live-streamed on Oyoun's online platforms - YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.
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EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL
Curators, artists and cultural practitioners have been exploring identities, belonging and embodied memories through diasporic, decolonial and queer perspectives as part of Oyoun's first curatorial focus: EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES. The outcomes, encounters and queries will be presented and celebrated during the EMBODIED ARTS FESTIVAL from 8th - 18th April. View all events here.