From art dose website:
Bengaluru-based artist Pushpamala N inherited the art of staged performance from her mother, who organised numerous amateur theatre productions for festivals as well as ladies club events. It was a passion that drew Pushpamala and her brother too, as they played many characters for tableaux, fancy dress shows and even studio photographs. Some of those photographs, the artist recollected, featured her mother playing historical characters and other people from everyday life. But it was a photograph of Bhupen Khakhar that triggered her interest in the self-portraiture form of photography—an extraordinary kind of experimentation that has shaped a large part of her artistic practice, partly because of which she is often referred to as ‘the most entertaining artist-iconoclast of contemporary Indian art’.
Read full review of the exhibition — http://artdose.in/pushpamala-n-the-body-politic
Writing by Ankush Arora