Women Under Siege revisits our Spring 2012 productions, which explored women’s health, education, and “security” issues in Houston and Karachi, Pakistan. By juxtaposing freedoms in Houston and Karachi that are often taken for granted, artists from both cities transformed a residential Houston home through installations, visual art, and performances. The catalogue features essayists who are actively working towards women’s rights in Houston and Karachi; poets who grapple with their own struggle for equality; writings by curators involved in the production; and interviews with Miriam Kass + Melaney Linton, two pro-choice pioneers in Houston, Texas.
Cover Photograph: Abijan Johnson performance; photo by Mahwash Rahman
Cover Design: Angela Martinez
Layout Artist: Joshua Turner
Artistic Director: Sehba Sarwar
Sehba Sarwar + Joshua Turner
Literary Contributors: Ahsan Bari, Attiya Dawood, Autumn Knight, Ana Laurel, Larissa Lindsay, Hilda Saeed, Sehba Sarwar, Jacsun Shah, Rebecca L. White, and Zohra Yusuf.
Visual and Performance Artists: Yaminay Chaudhri, Meryl Cohen, Mary Margaret Hansen, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, Autumn Knight, Tazeen Hussain, Megan Jackson, Abijan Johnson, Mahwash Rahman, Sehba Sarwar, Texas Observer, The Sketches.
Borderlines is the essence of Sarwar’s and VBB’s work. Through thought-provoking words and images, Borderlines seeks to cultivate understanding, create connections and pave pathways into cross-cultural experiences.
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