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Writing Dangerously LAUNCH

August 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Lees 2018 Banner Picture (horizontalt)

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Come and meet the artist and help yourselves to refreshments. See exhibition description below.

Richard Lees’ “Writing Dangerously” focuses on two literary giants, Mary McCarthy and Arundhati Roy, who each showed the courage of their beliefs by going to front line war zones – Vietnam for McCarthy and central India for Roy – to find the truth buried beneath the lies and propaganda, and to write honestly about the realities they discovered.

Roy’s Walking With the Comrades (2011) and McCarthy’s Seventeenth Degree (1974) powerfully represent communities fighting back against the brutal onslaught of state war machines and the destruction of natural resources. For both the North Vietnamese and the Naxalites in central India, defending their lands against invasions and degradation is the root of their political struggle; Richard hopes that “Writing Dangerously” visually represents this deeply felt, communal connection to the lands they fight to protect.


August 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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