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Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram

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Completed in 2011, Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram's digitised archive of modern and contemporary Indian art brings to the public a broad range of material collected by Kapur and Sundaram since the 1960s. The collection not only documents the artwork and writings produced and published thus far during Kapur and Sundaram's prolific careers, but also documents events in India's art community over the last 50 years. The full archive will gradually be made accessible through the Collection Online. For the full collection description, please click here.  


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Vivan SUNDARAM, Sisters with 'Two Girls', 2001, digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c, 38.1cm x 30.98cm.

: Sisters with 'Two Girls'
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: This work is from the Re-take of Amrita series. 

Excerpt from Vivan Sundaram , Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2001:

'Recent interpretations of Amrita Sher-Gil’s paintings foreground her interest in female sexuality. In Two Girls, done in Budapest in 1939, the female is painted distinctly from a woman’s perspective. It presents sisterhood, bonding, and the perennially sought 'marriage' of east and west. In my work, the young girls in the painting, their frontality and distant look, are doubled by the difference between the two sisters. I bring together Amrita and Indira from different locations in the mid-30s to Shimla; their gazes always diverge.' 


: Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c
: 38.1cm x 30.98cm
: 2001
: India
: artwork documentation
: Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil
: Vivan Sundaram
: Online
: ©Free Access - no-reuse

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