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Maker(s):Ladha, Shivangi
Culture:Indian (1991- )
Title:Self Portrait
Date Made:2017-01-25
Materials:monoprint, screenprint, drawing, masking tape, ink on Japanese paper
Measurements:Sheet: 40 1/8 in x 56 1/16 in; 101.9 cm x 142.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.04
Credit Line:Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Ladha’s unconventional take on a self-portrait animates multiple versions of her body. She poses herself repetitively in the motion of rising, an act of self-discovery she likens to “trying to reach that state of nothingness as ‘space.’” There is a sense of empowerment in Ladha’s self-multiplications, which are not merely depictions of her experiences, but “the collective voice of the crowd. The crowd that does not stand as an individual entity but a collective measure, to illustrate the struggle between form and formlessness, abstraction and representation.”

figures; lines; nudes; patterns; red; self-portraits; sitting

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