Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Tejal Shah

I LOVE MY INDIA

Tejal Shah. I LOVE MY INDIA, 2003.

Description:
This video is set against the backdrop of genocide against the minority Indian Muslim community in the state of Gujarat (starting Feb 2002). It takes place (one year after the genocide) at a popular public recreational space, that of the 'balloon target shooting' stall. "Using the opinion poll format to satirise the idea of a general understanding of social and political injustices, the artist subjects the practice of electoral democracy in India to critique, by employing the metaphor of random target practice. The notion of play as a ludic intervention phrased in a political context permeates this work."

Medium:
Video

Tags:
Gujarat genocide, democracy, India, Muslim

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Images
The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne/Burned on the water (from the hijra fantasy series)You too can touch the moon – Yashoda with Krishna (from the hijra fantasy series)Southern Siren - Maheshwari (from the hijra fantasy series)Encounter(s), live performance, Turbine Hall, TATE ModernEncounter(s)Encounter(s)Back to Front III

Videos
"What are You?"I LOVE MY INDIAChingari Chumma/Stinging Kiss

Location
Bombay, Maharashtra
India

Contact
ts@vsnl.net

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