Navjot Altaf
Samakaalik / Navjot Altaf
Nov 3, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
PAV Parco Arte Vivente
Turin, Italy

Navjot Altaf’s exhibition represents a new chapter in an investigation into the relationship between artistic practice and ecologist thinking, and reflects on the cultural sovereignty of indigenous populations.

Within the framework of Artissima, the PAV Parco Arte Vivente will inaugurate Samakaalik: Earth Democracy and Women’s Liberation

, the first Italian solo exhibition by Navjot Altaf (Meerut, 1949), one of the most radical female, Indian artists. By choosing Navjot Altaf, the PAV wants to present the simultaneous (samakaalik in Hindi) intersecting of the fight to safeguard the environment with the feminist movement, a form of intersectionality of eco-feminism that Bina Agarwal has defined as “feminist environmentalism.” Altaf’s work investigates the exploitation of mining and intensive agriculture, heavy industry and the depletion of the forests, reflecting on the cultural sovereignty of the indigenous populations.