Jahan Bose's work is often part performance, part installation and always have a point, are always aimed to enlighten and educate.
This exhibit includes new paintings that arise from a number of performance and climate art actions. The title comes from a Bengali song.. There have been recent performances in Miami, Washington DC, Honolulu, Paris and Katahali Village (Bangladesh).
All of these performances used the coconut as a symbol of climate resilience. This new symbol uses the artist's use of the sari. Her "performance pieces" are not just art but community activism.
This exhibit is accompanied by a new publication, Rising Up to Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris. This is funded, in part, by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (part of the NEA). Bose's pieces employing sari's have been ongoing for many years.
In addition to the opening there will be a Sari Workshop & Sing-A-Long at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and an Artist Talk/Closing Reception at 3 p.m. Saturday April 21.