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Colours of feminism

A new body of work, including the performance piece Born Out of Fire, is a continuation of previously explored ideas weaving together narratives of contemporary gender stereotypes with mythologies of the feminine. This creates the untold story of a ‘woman’. “A continuation of the series Pecked Jostled and Teased, the installation and performance in this chapter uses specific elements such as turmeric, that have cultural and socio-political connotations, in the telling of this tale of the ‘ideal’ feminine.”

“In this chapter, Princess Pea reinstates herself as Princess Draupadi, the Ágnijyotsana. Using turmeric, a household staple that cures and purifies, Pea alludes to the symbolic birth of Draupadi from fire  - an element, that reflects the warrior princesses character as all-consuming and never stagnant. Fire is also gold and so Pea, embodies the idea of Soney ki Chidiya, the golden daughter. Juxtaposed with ‘neel’- the blue pigment, Pea also illustrates the relationship between Draupadi and Krishna. ‘Blue’ is all pervasive and omni-potent installing Draupadi with confidence as she forges ahead as her fierce self.  Neel is also used here to suggest a way of measuring and enhancing her purity,” says the release.

January 31 – February 18 Timing: 11 am to 7 pm Where: Exhibit 320, Lado Sarai

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