From Sarah Nafisa Shahid’s article “The Body as a Political Landscape at a Nepalese Photo Festival” for Hyperallergic:
Gender is not a performance in some places in the world, but rather a diktat. In Whose and Whom: The Body as a Political Landscape, part of the third edition of Photo Kathmandu, curator Anshika Verma brings together artists from around the globe to challenge this diktat and posit the body as a vehicle for performing gender.
“People confuse masculine and feminine with being male and female and restricting those multiplicities in a single body’s form creates conflict,” Verma told me. “I wanted to ask why something is masculine or feminine so to speak? Which institutions or peoples have got their claim on me and whom do I belong to?”