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Creative Arts Forum | Ashmina Ranjit


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts and Media

Start Date

26 Jul 2019 12:30 pm

End Date

26 Jul 2019 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

Dina Bangdel, Performance still, USA


Ashmina Ranjit is an interdisciplinary Artivist who works internationally. Ashmina pushes the definitions of the post modern in contemporary Nepali Art. Her in-your-face installations and performances constantly interrogate, challenge and confront cultural stereotypes. Her art is an expression of her commitment as a social activist. As an Artivist she positions herself self-consciously as a Third World Artist, influenced to a certain degree by the cultural ‘otherness’ that is embedded in her works. Her subjects are located within such cultural specificity of South Asia so subversion of cultural stereotypes and politics of gender are critical expressions of her process-driven work.

Using a wide range of media - installations, performance, painting, printmaking, sound, and video - Ashmina’s work consistently engages with issues of cultural roles, social gendering, sexuality, human rights and other ever pressing socio political issues. Her subversive subjects and presentations aim towards a viewing experience that is not entirely aesthetic but meant to evoke a distinct sense of unease as a reaction to such represented bodies. Her recent experimentation as political activist critically interrogates the issues of being a citizen of the world. She has performed and executed various projects in USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Image credit: Dina Bangdel, Performance still, USA

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.