Creative Minds: Pushpamala N.
Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. In work that is part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries. She reenacted 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood images in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is on view in the exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India. She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley.