YES, WE CONSUME RAPE - MIJANNUR RAHMAN GAZI
Exhibitions, 5 - 31 August 2019
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31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town,Penang
Bollywood, the Indian Hindi film industry, every year produces more than 1000 films. Many producers in the industry think sleazy songs, over-romanticized love, gratuitous sex, substandard and obscene comedy and over-the-top violence are the key factors of a hit film. The central aspect of this work is the alarming volume of rape and sexual abuse scenes that have plagued Bollywood. The work was constructed using the screenshots collected from rape scenes from a total of 146 films (1969-2017). The main aspiration for this work is to find patterns from these scenes. The use of rape (a social infirmity) as an alternate form of sex, commercialising it, making it a product of good business is not justified. The question is, is there any relation between the rape scenes in Bollywood movies and the alarming rise in India's rape and sexual abuse cases?
MIJANNUR RAHMAN GAZI
Mijannur Rahaman Gazi is a visual artist based in India. He has a postgraduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has worked as a sub-editor with several regional newspapers. He left his job to pursue a career in photography, which is his life’s passion. For the last few years his work focuses on sociological issues in his country. He has strong faith in humanity and the medium of Photography. Mijannur was the runner-up in International Photography Grant, 2018. He was nominated to Joop Swart Master Class (World Press Photo) in 2017. He was also shortlisted for Photography Grant (2017).
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