India’s First Arts Festival That Focuses On Fresh Perspectives Of Gender

From a trial room that will make you love your body, to smashing patriarchy with ordinary utensils from the kitchen, and three films that will make you look at gender fluidity in a whole new way- this year’s edition has got it covered!
 
Gender Bender is a joint project of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and Sandbox Collective. The project is conceived, conceptualized, and curated by Sandbox Collective.
 
Now in its fourth year, Gender Bender is the first festival of its kind in India that showcases new works of art around gender- as a concept, discourse, construct, and as art itself. In providing a trigger grant to artists and individuals creating such work, and showcasing these projects for the audience, the aim is to add to the ever evolving understanding of gender itself.
 
In the last four years, it has transformed to more than a showcase festival, and has become a recognised space for conversations on gender with artists and audiences alike. This year, the festival gets bigger and better, with a series of illustrated talks featuring filmmaker and writer Paromita Vohra, editor of The Ladies Finger, Nisha Susan, ESPNcricinfo.com’s senior editor, Sharda Ugra, writer and historian Ramachandra Guha, a lavani performance, in addition to the ten projects that have been selected this year. 
 
This year’s esteemed jury panel had Aastha Chauhan, Rahaab Allana, Urvashi Butalia and Vikram Phukan deliberate over a 100 entries from all over the globe, and they finally selected 10. The projects include short films, installations, performances, and zines and comics, all dealing with different facets of the gender discourse.
Event:  Multi-disciplinary Arts Festival
           Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan & Sandbox Collective present
           Gender Bender 2018
Date:   August 22 to 26, 2018
Venue:  Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, CMH Road, Indiranagar
 
Free entry. All are welcome!
Age: 14 and above