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Resisters

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 2018 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thami, Aqui (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Risograph poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Aqui Thami

  • Museum number:

    E.669-2019

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 84, box A

Physical description

Risograph poster depicting four diverse women protesting. One has a loud hailer, two women with headscarves have their arms raised, and the final figure has very short hair and a checked shirt.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

ca. 2018 (made)

Artist/maker

Thami, Aqui (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Risograph poster

Dimensions

Height: 42 cm, Width: 29.9 cm

Object history note

Aqui Thami is a Darjeeling-based contemporary indigenous artist whose work focuses on empowering marginalised communities and ‘making art to reclaim’. An entirely self-taught artist, she built resilience and reached out to others through her multidisciplinary art practice, which encompasses poster-making, performance, zine creation and photography. During her residency with the V&A Research Institute (VARI) in October 2018 to January 2019, supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, she explored political posters in the V&A collection and made a significant number of risograph posters at the Old Manor Park Library, working closely with the artist's collective One of My Kind (OOMK), who run a community print studio and publishing press on site called Rabbits Road Press.

Descriptive line

One poster by Aqui Thami entitled 'Resisters'. Printed in the UK, 2018.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Risography

Subjects depicted

Headscarves; Feminism; Genderqueer; Women; Protest; Activism

Categories

Posters; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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