How do we honor the dead? How do we commit them to memory? And how do we come to terms with the way they died?
To start, we can name them. At least, that's the idea behind two installations at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. The first lists information — including names and ages — about the thousands of children who were killed in a massive earthquake in Sichuan, China, in 2008. They're printed in Chinese on white paper that takes up an entire wall. In the second, those names are read aloud through speakers. The audio takes 3 hours and 41 minutes to play through.
Both are part of "According to What?" — an exhibition that showcases the work of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.
To compile the list, Ai ran afoul of Chinese authorities by having citizen investigators collect the names of more than 5,000 children who were killed when their schools collapsed in the earthquake. He also asked his Twitter followers to record the names of the dead and email them to him, believing many to be the victims of shoddy construction.
When Ai published those names on his popular blog, government censors shut it down. A few months later, he was beaten by police and had to have emergency brain surgery.
Biography Born in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to painting she also works in the field of new media with her projects. She has exhibited et international showings at Serbia, France, Germany, Italy, Czesh Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, United States... She received International awards : Statutory Award Ministre of Culture VII International art Trienial Majdanek (Poland), Award for The Higest Quality V International Biennial of drawing Pilsen (Cz). Projects in progress: "Shape The Course", "I Am He", "My Documents".
Birth Date : 1st Nov. 1973
Place of Birth : Satara – Maharashtra- India
1997 : B.F.A (painting) Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1999 : M.F.A. (painting) Sir J.J. School Of Art, Mumbai
1992 : State Art Mumbai
1997 : Monsoon Art Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 : Monsoon Art Show [Varsha] at Y.B. Chavan Center, Mumbai
2008 : Black & White Show Tao Art Galley, Mumbai
2008 : Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition.
2008 : Artists Circle gallery show "View from the edge" at Nehru
Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London,
2008 : Shades &Wood Gallery, at 77 Kensington Church Street London.
2008 : Gallery Beyond Mumbai Group Show.Making A Lasting Impression
2008 : Eight [8-08-2008] Group Show Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2009 : Homage to Matter (04-02-09) At Tao Art Gallery Mumbai.
2011 : Sensitization 2011 Anniversary Show At Tao Art Gallery Mumbai.
2013 : J.J.90s The Time of Change group show at Sir.–J.J. art gallery Mumbai
2008 :Barva – dedicated to artist Prabhakar Barve.
2009 : Installation Garbage Bag- Kala ghoda art festival Mumbai.
2010 : Installation plastic bags bag- Bandra festival (cartar road)