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Talk: Shakuntala Kulkarni hosted by Simone LeAmon

Past program
Sun 3 Dec 23, 12pm–12.15pm

Free entry

NGV International

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Mumbai-based artist Shakuntala Kulkarni joins NGV Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture Simone LeAmon to discuss the themes of Kulkarni’s life-sized sculptural work No. 1, 2023, which explores Indian marriage traditions and considers the body of a female bride as an armour and a contested site, both imprisoned and protected.

About the speakers

Shakuntala Kularni commenced her career as a painter and printmaker, Shakuntala Kulkarni shifted to create three-dimensional sculptures that explore woman’s issues within male-dominated cultural systems. Kulkarni lives and works in Mumbai, India and trained at the Sir JJ School of Art, MSU Baroda, as well as Santiniketan under Somnath Hore. She has exhibited widely, including in 2019 Our Time for a Future Caring, 58th Venice Biennale, Indian Pavilion. Her work is held in the collections of Peabody Essex Museum, USA; The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India; Kunst Depot, Goechenen, Switzerland, and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, India.

Simone LeAmon is the Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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