Gauri Gill: Acts of Appearance (Paperback)

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Gauri Gill: Acts of Appearance By Gauri Gill (Photographer), Yuvraj Bhagvan Kadu (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Gauri Gill (Photographer), Yuvraj Bhagvan Kadu (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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A collaborative portrait of the fantastic masks created and worn by Indian papier-m ch artists

Delhi-based photographer Gauri Gill's (born 1970) project Acts of Appearance began in 2014 at a village of Adivasi papier-m ch artists from the Kokna and Warli tribes in the Palghar district--one of the most impoverished areas in Maharashtra, India. Gill's collaborator-subjects are renowned for their papier-m ch objects, which include traditional sacred masks made for the yearly Bohada procession. These masks depict living beings with the physical characteristics of people, animals or valued objects.
In the photographs gathered in this volume, the artists as well as other local volunteers engage in everyday village activities while wearing masks crafted specifically for this body of work. As a result, a fantastic range of symbolic and playful scenarios and narratives coalesce.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783907236468
ISBN-10: 3907236467
Publisher: Patrick Frey Edition
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 190
Language: English