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Nitasha Dhilon

NITASHA DHILON is an artist based in New York and New Delhi. She holds a BA in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York and the School of the International Center of Photography. She's a cofounder of Tidal: Occupy Theory magazine; MTL, a collective combining research, aesthetics, and activism in its practice; and Global Ultra Luxury Faction, the direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition. She is also a core member of Gulf Labor Coalition. Nitasha is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Media Study - University of Buffalo in New York.

Art as Training in the Practice of Freedom

You have asked me what function art should serve with regard to environmental and social concerns. It should be said that we live in a world where art as we know it is corrupt, exhausted, and weak. We see shimmering edifices of cultural wealth erected on the backs of hyper-exploited labor—the pyramids and coliseums of the 21st century—on land turned into concrete.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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