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Hair today, art tomorrow! African artist Laetitia Ky locks down using her mane for art, activism

The natural Afro-textured hair, or kinky hair, of African-origin people has long been an issue of cultural pride and civil rights (the latter especially for African-Americans, amid a long history of slavery and issues of ghettoisation and persistent violence by law enforcement authorities). The hiding of this naturally voluminous, dense, curly hair to conform with …

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Art activism in India through comics

Enlightenment is the foundation of both activism and art. Language and cultural boundaries can\’t stop art from communicating important messages. For effective organizing, creativity is necessary. It enables activists to devise novel strategies, goals, and methods to keep campaigns interesting and effective. Activism is simply about taking action to promote social change; this can happen …

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Caste, gender, disabilities… artist voices speaking up for the marginalized in the news

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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‘I refuse to be shoved into a box of stereotypes’, says Pakistani artist Fauzia Minallah

She is a fearless voice in a turbulent time, a beacon of outspokenness for the rights of women and children, and an inexorable force in promoting environment and heritage conservation. Pakistani artist Fauzia Minallah paints, makes cloth murals, engraves slates, creates installations in the woods, writes and illustrates books, sketches searing political cartoons, and designs …

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