Women’s Resistance in Kashmir: Imagining the Self, Reimagining the Struggle
KASHMIR POP ART | KHYTUL ABYAD | MALIK IRTIZA | BASITA SHAH NAUSIBA KHAN | BAROOJA | NAIEMAT | NAHAL | SHAGUFTA
Women’s Resistance in Kashmir explores the manifold experiences of existing and resisting for Kashmiri women. This exhibition brings together works from nine Kashmiri artists that span various mediums, including oil painting, video, and sculpture. Working from themes of gender, violence, memory, loss, and selfhood, Women’s Resistance in Kashmir proposes a radical turn from the binary of agency versus victimhood, instead asserting Kashmiri women’s narratives are complex, multidimensional experiences. Each artist depicts a unique relationship between the personal and the political for women living under military occupation, compelling the viewer to derive one of their own.