Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time
Exhibition, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA, until 12 July 2015.
Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh draws inspiration from the Museum’s encyclopaedic collection, including representations of the goddess Kali, to create a site-specific multimedia installation. Centring on a monumental mural using Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction and rebirth, and other figures from Judy’s Chicago’s The Dinner Party as starting points for portraying female power and plurality, the artist expands on the theme by showcasing works from the museum’s Egyptian, Indian, and Contemporary collections. For more than a decade, Ganesh has used the iconography of mythology, literature, and popular culture to bring to light feminist and queer narratives.