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August 3, 2015
145 illus., 142 in color
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v2.1 Reference

Making Strange

Gagawaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram

Edited by Saloni Mathur and Miwon Kwon
This volume juxtaposes for the first time two striking bodies of work by Delhi-based and internationally recognized contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram. Gagawaka, the first project, consists of twenty-seven sculptural garments made from a bizarre assortment of recycled materials including foam cups, surgical masks, tire tubes, tampons, X-ray film, bandages, bras, foil pill wrappers, and drain pipes. These garments evoke a relationship both playful and subversive to fashion, haute couture, the runway, and the brand.

The second project, Postmortem, is a collection of haunting sculptural objects composedof mannequins, tailor's dummies, wooden props, and models of human organs and bones. Postmortem questions the spectacle of Gagawaka with a wider set ofcommentaries about the human body and social concerns related to aging, illness, and death.

About the Authors

Saloni Mathur is associate professor of art history at the University of California, LosAngeles. Miwon Kwon is professor of art history at University of California, Los Angeles.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

9780984755097 : making-strange-mathur-kwon
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200 Pages
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