Sudan approaches the idea of the political as the personal, and this approach explicitly sets itself against the idea of liberal individualism in a way that completely reframes commonly held beliefs on activism Read More
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Her series Metamorphoses reveals the importance of not just participating in our own narratives but inventing new ones. Through her imagination the monstrous is powerful, and the ugly becomes beautiful and compelling. Read More
In an increasingly disparate and ever- changing landscape, Smokey is the anchor that floats in the foreground. The isolated, anonymous figure pulls the eye right away. There’s a longing to Smokey as he moves about unchanging, in between time and space, a singularity in all the chaos. Read More
They’re often alone, but not small, not shrunken down or shuffled off to the side. Naava’s mothers take centre stage, they are the subject, they are the protagonists of their own stories. Read More
The heroine of the fairy tale is always alone, she is cut off. A villainous mother on one side, an absent father on the other, clears the way for her prince to swoop right in. Feminist theorist Carol Gilligan observes that this creates a world where adolescent girls "have to give up their relationship with the world of girls and women, the world they have lived and loved in ... for the sake of relationships that have been prescribed for them in male-led societies". Read More