Both Sides of the Veil: Living and Loving in Queer India
Both Sides of The Veil - Living and Loving In Queer India is an immersive exhibition comprised of photographs and multi-channel video projections of India’s LGBTQ+ community.
Despite the newfound legal freedom for members of India’s queer community, there are many social barriers that remain before anything like true equality can be claimed.
While one may feel tremendous pride in their own identity, society punishes the expression of some forms of identity in archaic and cruel ways. A certain Mr. Tagore once wished for an India where the mind would be without fear and the head would be held high. A century later, this country is still far away from being that place for a large number of people.
Taken as a whole, the installation disrupts the narrative of an endless march towards progress. Both Sides of The Veil is explicitly designed to provoke feelings of destabilisation, as well as empathy for India’s LGBTQ+ community, who, for years, were denied the ability to love who they want.
The work is currently on view in a public exhibition at New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre:
January 10th to March 18th 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm
The India Habitat Centre is deeply rooted in New Delhi’s arts and social justice communities and strives to showcase work and projects that help advance the cause for both.
The show, sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, features some 50 images, spread out across the large campus in a totally public exhibit, and will reach tens of thousands of Indians from across the socioeconomic spectrum.
12 Jan, 18:00 – 22:00, Exhibition Launch Party, India Habitat Centre
17 Jan, 18:00 – 19:30: Street Projection of Both Sides of the Veil, Jhilmil, Delhi
25 Jan, 18:00 – 19:30: Street Projection of Both Sides of the Veil, Durgha Puri, Delhi
26 Jan, 13:00: Exhibition Tour with Suno Labs Co-Founders Aarti Singh and Jake Naughton
27 Jan, 11:00: Exhibition Tour with Suno Labs Co-Founders Aarti Singh and Jake Naughton
28 Jan, 13:30: Both Sides of the Veil Artists Talk @ SACAC
28 Jan, 16:30: Both Sides of the Veil Artists Talk @ JNU School of Language, Literature and Culture
28 Jan, 18:00 – 19:30: Street Projection of Both Sides of the Veil, Adchini Village, Delhi
About Suno Labs:
Suno Labs is a creative incubator for new ways of telling stories that bring together people and ideas. We bridge cultures and communities through innovative presentations, immersive experiences and meaningful storytelling. Our work has appeared in The New York Times, VICE Magazine, Instagram and more. Through all we do, we strive to bring people closer to the world around them, help them engage deeper with the great issues of today and encourage empathy on a personal level.