Positive Resistance | Verve Magazine
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February 09, 2015

Positive Resistance

Text by Huzan Tata

Learn how people from various cultures portray dissent through art at this group show

From the performance of Nezaket Ekici’s “Screaming Feathers” − a response to human beings’ relationship with birds, to the trans-human “Design Babies” of Pinar Yoldas, Dissonance: Transgressed Boundaries between Desire and Fear, curated by Jesal Thacker and Isin Onol, “focuses on the subtle and yet strong artistic responses of artists that have been provoked by moments of humanistic and ecological clash”.

The show, which focuses on performance and video art, also attempts to uncover the various ways that people react to and handle progress, survival and threat in the constantly changing modern world.

Dissonance: Transgressed Boundaries between Desire and Fear is on view at Percept Art, Mumbai (P2, Raghuvanshi Estate Compound, 11/12 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel) until February 27, 2015.

Artist Profiles

Nezaket Ekici Widely acclaimed as a cogent performing artist, Ekici has a Masters in Art Pedagogy and Art History from Ludwig Maxmilians Universitat, Munich. She frequently performs with innovative and provocative arrangements, for audiences from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Prajakta Palav Aher A Master of Fine Arts in Portraiture from Sir JJ School of Art, her focus is on painting and installations. Her performances are usually descriptive, illustrative and interaction-based.

Pinar Yoldas An Istanbul born researcher based in Berlin, she is currently pursuing her PhD in the Media Arts Department of Duke University. She practises science through art, by combining visuals and materials to create organic-synthetic packages.

Nita Tandon Originally from Ajmer, she practises in Vienna. The artist has trained under Maria Lassnig, and today is a member of the Trans-Arts Directorial Team of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

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