Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Art at Watson Presents Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Bollywood Satirized

Thursday, November 20 –
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Watson Institute, 2nd Floor, North and South Halls

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s "Bollywood Satirized” is a critical commentary on the societal expectations the artist experienced as a woman growing up in India. Matthew uses digital technology to alter Indian movie posters. “I re-interpret the images to make blatantly satirical commentary and humorously challenge traditional gender roles and behavior in Indian society based on my experiences,” explains the artist.

“Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's manipulations of Indian movie posters change commercial stereotypes into indictments of oppression and violence against women.” —Helen Harrison, the New York Times

Image courtesy Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and sepiaEYE

Art at Watson
Center for Contemporary South Asia