Kalakriti Art Gallery is organising an exhibition of posters by Zubaan from Delhi, from 1st to 10th November. Titled "Poster Women", the exhibition features more than 100 posters from all over the country.
The display has been divided into eight different sections - The Goddess, Marginal Identities, Political Participation, Health, Religion & Communalism, Environment, Literacy & Rights, and Violence. Each section has 10 posters explaining, with captions in different languages, the topics.
Some posters depict women as many-armed Hindu goddesses like Kali, Durga and Saraswati, performing tasks from morning to night. Posters in Marginal Identities deal with lesbian groups, dalits, and rights of sex workers.
The exhibition also highlights violent politics of religion for which women are oppressed; health issues with regard to coercive family planning policies, women's access to health facilities and health care, and HIV/AIDS; the literacy campaign for the girl child; violence involved in acts of rape, dowry, widow immolation, female infanticide and foeticide; domestic violence and sexual harassment; and for the first time, the collective participation of women in environmental campaign.
Zubaan is an independent non-profit publishing house. It grew out of India's first feminist publishing house, Kali For Women. Founded by Urvashi Butalia, who was co-founder of Kali For Women, Zubaan was set up to specifically continue Kali's work. The movement focuses on educating women on their basic rights in life. For this, it organises many workshops, works in collaboration with other organisations, organizes countrywide exhibitions of posters, and publishes broad-based popular books.
Please contact the gallery at 6656-4466 for further details.