City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
In this technologically innovative and wildly popular “first Indian comic book of its kind” (The New York Times), a mortal woman falls victim to a brutal sexual assault, then joins forces with the Goddess Parvati to fight against sexual violence. Dive into the augmented reality, via a smartphone app–Blippar, and experience the interactive art. The entire gallery is turned into a full augmented reality exhibition from May 2015 to October 13, 2015. Artwork from the comic book and many other materials will be on display including a large sculptor by artist Paul Harder. Read the article in Mashable.
OCTOBER 13, 2015 6-8pm: WHO’S SARI NOW? Closing Party and Fundraiser for Apne Aap! A presentation of jewelry and accessories designed by Rosena Sammi from upcycled saris and made with the help of Apne Aap survivors. All of the artwork is up for sale and supports this remarkable organization doing important work in India. Enjoy light refreshments and live music by Dr. Madhu Sandhu, Shivali Bhammer and Shubhra Prakash. RSVP.
Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. The City Lore Gallery is an incubator for the furthering of cultural equity and the modeling of a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself. The Gallery is open every Wednesday through Saturday, 12 PM – 6 PM.
“Priya’s Shakti” is produced by Rattapallax and is part of PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. The project is supported by the Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund and the Ford Foundation. The exhibition is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
PRIYA'S SHAKTI is an innovative comic book perfectly designed for children and teenagers to learn about gender-based sexual violence and gender equality. The comic book centers on a female rape survivor as its "super hero" and has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. #comicscreatingsocialchange #istandwithpriya