Max Streicher, Meenakshi Sengupta, Parag Sonarghare, Prashant Pandey, T. Venkanna

October 1, 2016 to September 7, 2017

Location: Gallery Maskara

l 9 of 9 works

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2015

Artist’s hair, watercolor and gouache on wasli paper

11.75 x 8.5 inches

In Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Kolkata-based Meenakshi Sengupta explores the delicate space related to the politics of feminine beauty - its valorisation and exploitation in modern society. She covers the space where a mirror ought to be, with her own hair - creating visual discomfort. By celebrating the unnatural presence of hair, she suggests that its presence or absence on a woman’s body has nothing to do with beauty.