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CHITRA GANESH (B. 1975)
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CHITRA GANESH (B. 1975)

Tales of Amnesia

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CHITRA GANESH (B. 1975)
Tales of Amnesia
chromogenic prints
dimensions variable; 23 x 14 in. (60 x 37.5 cm.) smallest; 50 x 15 in. (127 x 40 cm.) largest
Executed 2002; twenty one prints
21 (21)
Literature
Saatchi Collection, La Route de la Soie, exibition catalogue, Tri Postal, Lille, 2010
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, exhibition catalogue, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010, p. 57 (illustrated)
Exhibited
Lille, Tri Postal, La Route de la Soie, October - January 2011
London, Saatchi Gallery, The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, January - May 2010
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Chitra Ganesh is well known for her images of women who elude social stereotypes and defy cultural expectations of obedience, passivity and subversiveness. Inspired by the work of Hannah Höch, Roy Lichtenstein and Martha Rosler, who used images from popular media to comment on archetypes of gender and aggression, Ganesh borrows imagery from popular Amar Chitra Katha comic books to pose questions related to power and powerlessness, desire and punishment. In Tales of Amnesia, Ganesh empowers her female protagonist, Amnesia to rewrite popular history and explore alternative models of femininity.

In recent years, Ganesh has participated in exhibitions with the Queens Museum of Art, New York (2012); Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg (2011) and the New Museum, New York (2011). This year she is showing with the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (January - September) and Museum Voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands (March - May).

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