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SUSTAIN: A Public Art Experience

June 1 - June 9

Monica Jahan Bose presents SUSTAIN, a public art project that brings together communities in Washington DC and her ancestral village of Katakhali in Bangladesh to create saris and a soundwalk about food insecurity and the climate crisis. Curated by Sarah Tanguy, SUSTAIN is a collective response to sustainability featuring community-sourced poetry and art on saris with a special focus on urban and rural eco-agriculture. Co-created with women farmers from Bose’s endangered coastal village and DC participants, the 18-foot-long fuchsia and aqua saris wrap around the six grand columns of LINE DC’s façade and form a welcoming passageway at Unity Park in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Public Art Installation and sound walk viewing dates: June 1-June 9, open 24 hours

Dedication: Thursday, June 2 at 7pm followed by poetry slam and light show

Film Screening: Friday, June 3 from 8:30pm – 10pm

Poetry and Farmer’s Market: Saturday, June 4 from 10am – noon

Walk-through Tours with Artist: Sunday, June 5 from 3pm – 5pm

Closing & performance: June 9 at 6pm

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