CLARE ARNI (UK / IN)
This exhibition brings together a series of portraits that capture the sitters’ "inner rowdy" – the dark, maleficent alter-ego – which Arni believes resides in all of us. Arni continues the exploration of the performative portrait – an investigation started in collaboration with Pushpamala N., with the series Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs (2000-2004) – which has acquired a cult status of sorts over the years. Likewise, a social commentary lies beneath the apparent playfulness of Notorious Rowdies, as the photographer manages to offer a credible account of the fascination with violence in popular culture.
In collaboration with TARQ (www.tarq.in).
Venue: City Palace. Temporary Exhibitions Gallery