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Tales of Amnesia (Detail)  by Chitra Ganesh

Tales of Amnesia (Detail) by Chitra Ganesh

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This work was shown in the exhibition 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today'.

 

Poster height 57.5cm

Poster length 100cm

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New York based artist Chitra Ganesh studied literature at Brown and painting at Columbia. For the artist, the comic book appears to epitomise and perpetuate a perverse sense of good over evil. Such scenarios are at the centre of classic Indian literature such as the Ramayana in which men and women indulge in episodes of absolute and unsolicited power. The stylised simplification of the comic book style is central to Ganesh’s work Tales of Amnesia, in which the audacious female character confronts subscribed notions of compliance in order to explore alternative models of femininity and power.

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