Tiger by the Tail!
Videos by Indian Female Artists
The Rose will showcase videos created by three female Indian artists – Shilpa Gupta, Sonia Khurana, and Navjot Altaf – as part of “Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture,” in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis. As Indian art breaks forth on the global scene, women are leading the way. Socially engaged and politically active, these artists examine the dramatically changing role of women in Indian society. They critique oppressive and restrictive social norms and confront stereotypical representations of the female. The exhibition as a whole will bring together the work of 17 Indian women artists, working in sculpture, painting, photography, and video, whose strong, feminist voices provide new models for the empowerment of women. The exhibition is curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, curator of the WSRC; Elinor Gadon, a scholar at the WSRC; and Indian curator Roobina Karode.
The Mildred S. Lee Gallery
September 25 - December 16, 2007
Image Credit: Anita Dube, Sea Creature, 2000/2006, Black and white photograph, 36 x 26 inches.