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REVIEWS

MUMBAI

Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

Abir Karmakar

Within the Walls

ABIR KARMAKAR, Within the Walls V, 2008, oil on canvas, 183 x 228 cm.

The body—always Abir Karmakar’s own—plays a leading role in the artist’s paintings. What has changed over time is the part that Karmakar assigns to it. Baroda-based Karmakar’s second solo exhibition in Mumbai, “Within the Walls” at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, puts even more of the cross-dressing artist on display than his 2005 offering “From My Photo Album.” In that exhibition, Karmakar presented large canvases depicting himself as a short-haired, doe-eyed…

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