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From the Depth of the Mould: The making of the artist Meera Mukherjee


Jul 12 2024 to Jul 12 2024 6 p.m.



Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)

Kasturba Road, Bengaluru 560001

Special Instructions

The talk will be held at Mazumdar-Shaw Auditorium, First Floor, MAP Bengaluru. The event is free but registration is required.

Event Description

One of the most prolific sculptors of late 20th century India, Meera Mukherjee chose a mode of metal sculpting and a life-style that set her apart from most other artists of her time. The momentous turn in her career came with her first journey to Bastar in 1960, followed by a three-year country-wide study of traditional metal crafting communities and techniques. This in turn propelled the radical shift in her choice of sculpting methods and subjects, and more broadly in her notion of art as labour and collective practice. Join Tapati Guha-Thakurta for a talk on her just-published edited volume, From the Depth of the Mould: Meera Mukherjee (1923-1998), A Centenary Tribute. It uses the metaphor of Meera Mukherjee’s elaborate mould-making and metal casting process to look closely at the themes of material and technique, individual and community work, struggle and resilience in her life story.

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