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Capturing more than 50 shades of a woman

There is no better muse to an artist than a woman. Her many shades and complexities make for excellent art work and Italian artist Patrizia Maimouna Guerresi’s exhibition Inner Space explores women who have been marginalised by society. But that’s not all the exhibition is about.

‘The images I will present at the exhibition are timeless, rigorous, and classic. They do not depict ancient India or a new India in constant development. They are the inner representations of a greater Indian spirituality,’ said Guerresi.

The artiste also said that through her work she wanted to highlight the many different societies co-existing in unity.

Guerresi is an Italian photographer, sculptor and video installation artiste who has been involved for over 20 years in empowering women and bringing together individuals and cultures in an appreciation for a context of shared humanity far beyond the borders.

After exhibiting across Europe and Middle-East, she will be exhibiting her first solo exhibition in India with Tasveer.

Her art is inspired by her own personal experience and the cultural contexts she has witnessed. The universal myths, the sacred realm, and the female condition, all of which are the vital expressions of the human form, form an intergral part of her work.

Through her photography and videography of silent, austere and veiled women in domestic scenes and individual poses, she attempts not only to show and express the angst but sometimes provokes a strong reaction.

Her work can be termed both metaphorical and also thought provoking.

Women dressed in white, enveloped in chadors, [full-body-length semicircle of fabric that is open down the front] fixed within their own tradition and isolated from and by it in the contemporary world is yet another example of her fascinating work that will be displayed. If you feel you need to understand the many complexities of women, then you should definitely be at the exhibition.


At: Italian Cultural Centre, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi
When: 18 TO 27 October
Timings: 11 am - 7 pm
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