PAV Parco Arte Vivente presents Samakaalik: Earth Democracy and Women Liberation, the first solo show in Italy dedicated to the Indian artist, Navjot Altaf. Samakaalik, curated by Marco Scotini, focuses on the relationship between artistic practices and ecological thought in the Asian continent.
Our attention is drawn to the Indian subcontinent and the exploitation of people and natural resources. Altaf’s research and work is simultaneously (samakaalik) based upon struggles for environment protection and the feminist movement, an intersectional branch of ecofeminism that Bina Agarwal defined as “feminist environmentalism”. Her work also focuses upon mining exploitation and intensive farming, heavy industry and deforestation.