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Anita Dube

Ah (a sigh), 2008

Fiberglass root units, velvet, digital print on vinyl mounted on board
120 × 144 × 30 in
304.8 × 365.8 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
New Delhi
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Nature Morte
New Delhi

In the work, Ah (a Sigh) from 2008 Dube shows a blow-up of a black-and-white newspaper photograph …

In the work, Ah (a Sigh) from 2008 Dube shows a blow-up of a black-and-white newspaper photograph featuring protesting Indians of all ages. A row of tree roots covered in velvet is placed on top of the photograph. The roots refer to India’s Hindu roots. The “Tree of Life” is an important symbol in almost all cultures …

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Installation
Anita Dube
Indian, b. 1958
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Trained as an art historian and critic, Anita Dube is keenly attuned to the power of objects to evoke memories and experiences, and historical, social, and mythological references. At once sensual and cerebral, Dube’s mixed-media sculptures and installations reflect her concern with personal and societal loss, journeys, transformation, and regeneration. Among the mixed materials with which she works—including Styrofoam, plastic, velvet, beads, and dentures—are the uncanny, industrially produced ceramic eyes commonly found on Hindu devotional statuary. She has affixed hundreds of these eyes to her body as well as to gallery walls, in patterns suggestive of rivers or the female pubis. “The eyes are like people for me and this could speak of large migrations in history,” Dube explains, referencing the flowing, mesmerizing patterns she creates.

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About the work
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New Delhi

In the work, Ah (a Sigh) from 2008 Dube shows a blow-up of a black-and-white newspaper photograph …

In the work, Ah (a Sigh) from 2008 Dube shows a blow-up of a black-and-white newspaper photograph featuring protesting Indians of all ages. A row of tree roots covered in velvet is placed on top of the photograph. The roots refer to India’s Hindu roots. The “Tree of Life” is an important symbol in almost all cultures …

Medium
Installation
Anita Dube
Indian, b. 1958
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Trained as an art historian and critic, Anita Dube is keenly attuned to the power of objects to evoke memories and experiences, and historical, social, and mythological references. At once sensual and cerebral, Dube’s mixed-media sculptures and installations reflect her concern with personal and societal loss, journeys, transformation, and regeneration. Among the mixed materials with which she works—including Styrofoam, plastic, velvet, beads, and dentures—are the uncanny, industrially produced ceramic eyes commonly found on Hindu devotional statuary. She has affixed hundreds of these eyes to her body as well as to gallery walls, in patterns suggestive of rivers or the female pubis. “The eyes are like people for me and this could speak of large migrations in history,” Dube explains, referencing the flowing, mesmerizing patterns she creates.

Anita Dube

Ah (a sigh), 2008

Fiberglass root units, velvet, digital print on vinyl mounted on board
120 × 144 × 30 in
304.8 × 365.8 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$30,000 - 40,000
Location
New Delhi
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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