Current exhibition artist focus: Indu Antony
We dig deeper into the concept of restraint through artist Indu Antony’s newest publication Why can’t bras have buttons? This handmade photobook is her ഓർമ പെട്ടി (Orma Petti translates as ‘memory box’ in Malayalam), it offers a tiny window into the artist’s memories and life through personal objects paired with short written text. Without an actual spine, leafs of memories take form as individual renderings and transform into an object that can be held by the hand. This photobook was created under the global pandemic in 2020 and further contextualized the cravings of physicality. Confined in an alone space and those endless zoom meetings, Antony searched inwards to her past and actively began stitching these trinkets with her hair. This act of stitching a partial part of the body to these personal objects meant revisiting memories and encountering mixed emotions, some pleasurable others painful. To confront is the first step to breaking confinement and for artist to actively create was solace in these troubled times.
【Gallery Current Exhibition】
Indian Contemporary Photography Observation 01: Breaking Confinement
Venue ｜UP Gallery
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