Ms. Sophia Powers: Performance, Temporality, Feminism and Death: Contemporary Indian Photography through the Lens of Sheba Chhachhi

Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

This talk explores three of the leading Indian contemporary artist Sheba Chhachhi’s earliest photographic projects: images of the anti-dowry women’s protest movement in Delhi, her subsequent series of so-called “staged portraits” of the movement’s protagonists, and her collaboration with members of the sadhu, or female Hindu renunciate community. I examine each project with special attention to the issue of temporality and argue that Chhachhi’s photographic practice both depends upon and powerfully expresses, modes of alternative temporality that are distinct from the journalistic paradigms within which her work first evolved … (Please click on the image to read more)