Monica Jahan Bose’s WRAPture project | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 28, 2019

Monica Jahan Bose’s WRAPture project

Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose created sixty sarees for WRAPture, a large-scale outdoor project, working with 150 individuals in two countries over the course of five months. These massive colourful cotton sarees, customised with woodblock printing, hand-painted images and anecdote on climate change, tell a thousand stories. These sarees are wrapped around five buildings in Historic Anacostia. The buildings will be exhibited on three separate days. The upcoming day of exhibition is on May 9.This project brings Anacostia community in Washington DC and Katakhali Village, Barobaishdia Island in Bangladesh, together. It is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanitites Public Art Building Communities Grant Prohramme and led by Monica Jahan Bose.

 

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