Illustration: Osheen SivaIllustration: Osheen Siva

Issue 16 / Apr 2023

Representation of Disobedient Bodies

This issue examines the discrepancy between the representation of people’s protests in Iran, reflected in their own images, and the works of Shirin Neshat; the pressure to represent Tamilness for non-Tamil audiences; Western film festivals’ priorities in contributing to the global circulation of South Asian films; the pendulum between being political and being politicized as a Sámi artist; questions of wealth and power in an exhibition at the Finnish National Museum that characterizes the wealthy as a “minority group;” and creating critical tools for co-researchers situated in unequal power positions through Romani vernacular storytelling; etc.