16 February 2013
Last updated at 02:34
Dozens of artists and designers recently participated in an exhibition to protest against gender-based violence in the Indian capital, Delhi, after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus. In this frame, the painting on the left wall by artist Arpana Caur shows a woman stepping out in life despite her fears. The 3D sculpture of the word "Stop" is from a series by Delhi-based installation artist Alex Davis. (Photos: Engendered)
The show - Resist: An Engendered Art - was put together by Engendered, a New York-based organisation, and artists from India and abroad participated in it. This exhibit, a live installation, is called Gender In The Blender.
"The idea was for an art intervention, so that the artists who couldn't go out and join the protests after the Delhi gang rape were able to express their feelings about the treatment of women in our society," said Myna Mukherjee, one of the organisers of the show. This original painting by Anjalie Ela Menon illustrates that women are not safe in this society.
The organisers wanted the works to be accessible to the audience so that they could interact with them. This live installation - Between The Altar And The Butcher - highlights the contradictory existence of Indian women who are treated alternatively as a deity or "just a piece of meat".
"After the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus in December, there were some insensitive remarks by politicians," said Ms Mukherjee. This live installation, called Painted Dented And Ready, is a take on a derogatory remark by the Indian president's son about the young women who were protesting against the gang rape.
This live installation, called Toeing The Line, shows a girl walking on a tightrope with a graffiti behind her by one of India's most well-known graffiti artists, DAKU. The installation is to highlight the difficult and constant balance that women have to maintain.
Fashion designers and artists worked together to create these works of art. Here, designer Manish Arora partnered with famous graffiti artist Mithu Sen to produce this piece called Girl Uninterrupted.
Conservatives often blame the influence of western pop culture for the growing incidents of violence against women so the organisers invited popular music bands, like Space, to perform at the exhibition to highlight the problem of gender violence.
Kerala-based artist Gigi Scaria contributed this poster, called Remove The Veil Of Sympathy, to the show.
Some of the artwork, like The Woman Inside by Balbir Krishan, has drawn inspiration from the Hindu mythology.
Emerging Indian artist Durga Kainthola put together this installation titled Chastity which shows a chastity belt on a clothes hanger. Ms Kainthola says the artwork shows her feelings about the way women are treated in India.