On closing night, NYC Edition of Jaipur LitFest features literati, fashionistas, IT experts 

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From left, Sanjoy Roy (JLF), Myna Mukherjee (Engendered), Seema Kohli (author), and Asad Laljee (emcee)
Photo Credit: Engendered

Technology, visual art, fashion, and literature merged on the same stage at New York City’s High Nine Gallery in Chelsea, on the closing night of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) New York Edition, held Sept. 12-14, 2022.

From left, Shazia Ilmi (BJP), Nomi Ansari (Fashion Designer), Myna Mukherjee (Engendered), Asad Laljee (emcee), Suraj Dhingra (JLF)
Photo Credit: Engendered

The event was curated by cultural producer Myna Mukherjee of Engendered, an arts and human rights organization based in New Delhi, which returned to the Big Apple after a hiatus of 10 years. Working jointly with Techné Disruptors, the event featured some of South Asia’s most cutting-edge artists, including Ram Rahman, Waswo X. Waswo, Veer Munshi, Raghava KK, Puneet Kaushik, Harshit Agrawal, Nur Mahammed, Balbir Krishan, and Amritah Sen.

Co-presented by Avid Learning and High Line Nine Gallery and powered by Techné Disruptors the show was conceived “through the lens of urbanism and a post-colonial gaze” a press release from Jingo Media said.

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“The show not only helped reshape sedentary categories of art but also radically shifted the way art is viewed, understood, experienced, and sold,” according to the press release.

The closing reception of JLF, featured the NFT book launch of Seema Kohli’s “Mitr Pyaare Nu,” as well as closing remarks from Managing Director, Teamwork Arts Sanjoy Roy and Indian politician Shaiza Ilmi.

Nomi Ansari’s Designs. Photo Credit: Engendered

The evening concluded with a fashion show presented by South Asian New York Fashion Week (SANYFW), showcasing the designs of Untitled by Nikita, AKS Mathur, Aara by Sana, Aazadi by Naseer Khan and Pakistani headliner Nomi Ansari.

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