SHEELA GOWDA
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SHEELA GOWDA

IT.. MATTERS
Sheela Gowda Making of "And...", 2007 © Sheela Gowda
March 31, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
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Sheela Gowda (b. Bhadravati, India, 1957) lives and works in Bengaluru. The Lenbachhaus presents her first solo exhibition at a museum in Germany. For her sprawling installations, Gowda uses distinctive materials from her country whose nature, colors, and scents endow her works with a narrative as well as metaphorical force. The creative use of cow dung, kumkum powder, coconut fiber, hair, needles, threads, stones, tar barrels, or tarpaulins blends connotations of manual craftsmanship and practical application with poetic intensity for a meditation on both urban and rural life in India.

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