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MJTHU SEN'S STATELY MANNERS

by Elaine W. Ng

MITHU SEN, It’s Good to Be Queen, 2006, installation view, mixed media. Courtesy Bose Pacia Gallery, New York.

“I am a queen here!" Mithu Sen proclaims as she makes me a cup of tea. It is a Darjeeling, she explains, which she brought here to her temporary residence, a shared studio space in New York. She is warm, welcoming and perfectly mannered. But then she unexpectedly places the tea bag, not on the saucer, but on the wall, fixing it with tape alongside a row…

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