Artistic Choice through Times of Fundamentalist Hate
Date & Time
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Organized by Ananya Chatterjea (she/hers), Artistic Director, Ananya Dance Theatre

Sharon Bridgforth (she/hers), Artist
Spirit McIntyre (Spirit/they/them)
Dipankar Mukherjee (He/him), Artist

What is at stake in making art during the global rise of religious fundamentalisms interwoven with violent nationalisms? Do artists need to consider how concepts of spirituality in their work can be usurped and co-opted? What might be some ways to contextualize ideas such as “sacred,” “holy,” and “spiritual,” even as we combat forces such as Hindu Nationalism and white supremacy? This session is imagined as an exchange among members of our artistic communities about ways to combat virulent hate and to guard against co-optation of our work by fundamentalist forces as a “soft sell” of ideas they champion.

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