"'The Pond' is one of the images from my new series of works called 'Abduction (Apaharana)' in which a 'Rakshasa' abducts a Princess."
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Interview with Nature Morte Owner/Director Peter Nagy and New Delhi-based contemporary Art Collector Nitin Bhayana discussing contemporary South Asian photography.
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"When the Devi Art Foundation opened its exhibition space in the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon on August 30, 2008, it felt as if India's very own Super Collider had finally become operational."
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"Pushpamala N. is a performance artist whose work appears as photographs."
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"This autumn, Chelsea gallery, Bose Pacia, has risen admirably to the challenge set forth by artist Pushpamala N. by assuming a Moulin Rouge garb for her show Paris Autumn, on view till October 25th."
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"Contemporary art practice in India today reflects the diversity of the country itself. From its northern tip of Kashmir to its southern state of Kerala, the diversity mirrors the differences to be found between, for example, Lapland and Sicily. As large as all of Europe, the Indian subcontinent embodies an unequaled range of cultural pluralism, religious traditions and politics, clothing and architectural styles, cuisines, languages, faces and music all change dramatically from state to state."
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"A woman lives in an apartment in a prettily crumbling quarter of Paris. One day (to the accompaniment of scary music) she notices a strange presence..."
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"Released this month from the Bologna publishers Damiani Editore, this collection of both familiar and up-and-coming Indian artists presents a spectrum of fascinating working practices -- Bharti Kher's giant elephant sculpture covered with an intricately painted sperm pattern, Pushpamala N's fierce self-portraits as Indian 'others'..."
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"'What was this woman feeling in this situation?'asked Pushpamala N's collaborator Claire Arni during an interview about their Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs. This series of photographs replicates..."
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"Pushpamala N. turns detective in her new film, set in winding streets of the city lights."
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"India is capturing the attention of entrepreneurs, investors, arbitrators of culture and journalists from around the world."
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Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan
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"Shukla Sawant assesses some of the significant uses to which Photography has been put in recent times."
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"At the Kabutarkhana intersection, a major traffic nexus in Mumbai, thousands of lights sparkle on buildings silhouetted against the night sky."
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"November 2006 New York - Bose Pacia Gallery presents Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs"
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"Indienne née à Bangalore en 1956, Pushpamala N est invitée à séjourner à Paris à l'automne 2005. Elle loge dans une vieille maison du Marais..."
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"The photo-romances seen in Bangalore artist Pushpamala N.'s solo debut in New York quickly bring to mind the early work of Cindy Sherman, albeit with a real difference..."
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"Devika Singh visits and exhibition that showcases the plurality of contemporary Indian art practices to a French audience."
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"To neatly sum up today's trends in art from all of India is no easy task."
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"This week, GAYATRI SINHA takes you through Pushpamala N's performative works with a rather Brechtian interjection, and Anju Dodiya's painted figures, which are both literary and heroic..."
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"Photography and filmmaking arrived in India immediately after their invention in Europe, which is one reason South Asia has such a long history of sophisticated work in both media..."
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At the crux of this novel initiative is an attempt to explore the boundaries between identities and to expose photography as a tool for creating and perpetuating a stereotypes, says SHUBA SRIKANTH.
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Pushpamala N.'s proves a natural to performance photography, provoking alternate ways of seeing and art-making..."
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"Pushpamala N.'s three recent series of performance photographs are preoccupied with fantasy and the visual forms that can serve a its trigger, or catalyst..."
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"Girish Shahane explores the insight into identity provided by current art practice, and discusses its ideological foundations."
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"Abhay Sardesai examines the various ways in which humor has been produced and the diverse uses Indian artists have put to it."
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"Popular cinema in India - and, more recently, Indian television - is famous for its extravagant visual effects and sex-and-violence plots."
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"What's real? What isn't? The borderlines flex, curve, and snap to the tune of Pushpamala's imagination as she plays with stereotypical images and alters them. ADITI DE is struck by how the artist's photo narratives question the given frameworks from within..."
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Peter Nagy evaluates the curatorial choices of Gulammohammed Sheikh and Dr. Jyotindra Jain in putting together an exhibiton which blurs the visual boundaries between home, street, shrine, bazaar and museum."
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"Phantom Lady or Kismet, a Photoromance"
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"The work of Sheela Gowda and Pushpamala N is presented as part of Secular
Practice: Recent Art from India, an exhibition of nine contemporary artists from India
that is taking place at three Montreal artist-run centres in addition to La Centrale. "
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"NR: Miss Pushpamala, for the last few years you have been getting photographs taken of yourself and exhibiting them. Are you a narcissist? "
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"Indian sculpture has undergone a radical transformation in form, theme and context, over the last decade. Nancy Adajania traces the main trajectories of this revolution and locates them in a historical context."
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"A look at Indian representation at international exhibitons reveals that the same artists are repeatedly featured."
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"The process of still photography came before the next logical development - cinema - which is, after all photography in motion."
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