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Notable visual artist, writer and curator, Pushpamala N. talks on what being a woman artist has meant while exploring histories and ideas of feminist art and what these labels mean.
On the occasion of Women’s History Month, the Museum of Art & Photography in collaboration with the Bangalore International Centre is hosting a special edition of its lecture series called ‘Women in Art & Culture’ by four Indian women prominent in their respective fields.
* Tea at 6:30pm
The Museum of Art & Photography’s (MAP) mission is to build, manage and sustain a new museum to exhibit, interpret and preserve a growing collection of art and cultural artefacts, motivated by a belief that museums should play a positive role in society. It seeks to bridge art and community and serve as a catalyst for greater public exposure to the important cultural history of the visual arts in the country.
Pushpamala N is a photo, video, installation and performance artist, sculptor, writer and curator, who lives and works in Bangalore India. In her strongly feminist and subversive work and her collaborations with photographers, writers, theatre directors and film makers, the artist seeks to intervene in the dominant cultural and intellectual discourse.
Her work is often polemical, looking at the idea of the nation-state in an age of globalized neo-liberalism and using the idea of cultural memory to explore history and contemporary society with irony and wit.
Pushpamala’s work has been shown in important shows such as the Kochi Biennale 2014, Prospect 3 New Orleans, the First Johannesburg Biennale, Photo Espana Madrid, Ikono On Air Festival and at institutions including the Tate Modern and Saatchi Art Gallery London, Centre Pompidou Paris, Seattle Museum, Walker Art Centre and Art Institute of Chicago USA; Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Museo Tamayo Mexico, Photomuseum Winterthur Switzerland, Caixaforum Barcelona, IVAM Museum Valencia, Spain, MAXXI Museum Rome, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art Korea, National Portrait Gallery Canberra and Devi Art Foundation and NGMA India. Recently, she was the Artistic Director of the Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. Her work has been collected by major museums around the world. She lives in Bangalore, India.