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Poster - Rape is a Weapon of War

Rape is a Weapon of War

  • 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.672-2019

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Risograph poster with black text on a flourescent orange ground reading 'Rape is a Weapon of War'.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

ca. 2018 (made)

Artist/maker

Thami, Aqui (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Risograph poster

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 'Rape is a Weapon of War'. Printed in the UK, 2018.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Risography

Subjects depicted

Rights; Feminism; Rape

Categories

Posters; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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