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Manali Jagtap's political consciousness grows out of an acute awareness of the inequalities associated to the Caste and patriarchal systems that dominate Indian society. These sensitivities draw her to issues of injustice, the voiceless, and alternative ways of seeing – whether manifested in Asia, Europe or Africa. Her artwork is driven by the meaning she wants to convey – and not by any particular media. This ‘uncategorised’ approach along with her training as a graphic designer means that she works with multiple mediums; painting, video, audio, print and installations. She currently lives and works in Malta.
+ The Wishing Thread - A project where children co-create the artwork, The Wishing Thread is a culmination of a collaboration between Manali Jagtap-Nyheim and Jens Bruenslow and MODEL. From a first iteration focused on one tree as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival in 2012, The Wishing Thread now involves over 600 trees provided by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Climate Change. Small groves, with 200 trees each, are created in St George's Square, Castille Square and the Parliament.
17th November - 27th November 2017. Part of the Ziguzajg International Arts Festival for Children, Malta.
+ The Wishing Thread Exhibition - The exhibition at Spazju Kreattiv documents the evolution of the project, initial thinking and designs, to its installation and completion. This initiative is part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme in collaboration with ŻiguŻajg Festival.
17th November - 3rd December @ Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavilier, Valletta, Malta.
+ TRUTH || LIES - 21st April - 17th May 2017 @ Blitz, 68 St Lucia St, Valletta,