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Kirtika Kain: Stone Idols

January 29, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Kirtika Kain, Jina Amucha, 2020. Beeswax, charcoal, coconut husk, rope, gold leaf, plaster, cow dung, Indian cotton, tar, coconut broom grass, religious thread, human hair, 8 panels, each 110 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Delhi-born, Sydney-based artist Kirtika Kain examines how oppressive social hierarchies and power structures have shaped her identity as a woman born into the Untouchable or Dalit caste within India. Through diverse alchemical and experimental printmaking processes, Kain explores the imprint of her ancestral memory, social stratification, and the archaic system that denigrates the Untouchables to subhuman status. Kain incorporates a myriad of humble materials that relate to themes of valuation, corporeality, ritual and the manual labour of the lower classes including beeswax, charcoal, coconut husk, rope, Indian cotton, tar, coconut broom grass, and religious thread.

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Details

Start:
January 29, 2021
End:
February 27, 2021

Organiser

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9331 1919
Email:
oxley9@roslynoxley9.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Ln
Paddington, NSW Australia

Details

Start:
January 29, 2021
End:
February 27, 2021

Organiser

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9331 1919
Email:
oxley9@roslynoxley9.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Ln
Paddington, NSW Australia