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Exhibition Review


A new iconography

Geeti Sen

NALINI MALANI, Quirky Thoughts, 1995, gouache on paper, 36 x 60 cm, courtesy Mills College Art Gallery. Photograph Michael Temperio.

'The Indian woman is looked upon in turn with idealization, desire and alarm.'1

At the show 'Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence', held at Mills College in California during September and October 1997, a woman visitor wheeling her baby around the gallery, forgetting the title to the exhibition, commented in amazement, 'Which man has painted women naked and as powerful as…

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