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Rajkamal Kahlon

Double Vision

Rajkamal Kahlon works with the visual material of colonialism – with ‘ethnogenic’ and ethnographic books, plates and military strategy books from the colonial era. She modifies representations of the ‘colonial Other’, appropriates them, transforms and destroys them. Her approach to the visual repertoire of grotesque, pathologised and criminalised bodies involves showing a change of perspective of spaces and historical eras marked by colonialism.
She address the issue of the right to personal self-representation and a reflection of the positions in a sometimes playful, sometimes serious manner, and in this way develops her own, fascinating aesthetic, which could perhaps be termed post-colonial.

born in Auburn, California
1993-1996 BA, Studio Art, University of California, Davis, Kalifornien
1998 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1999 MFA, Painting, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, Kalifornien
2001 Whitney Independent Study Program
2006 Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award
2007 Lambent Fellowship in the Arts

Rajkamal Kahlon

Exhibition „Rajkamal Kahlon“, 21 April to 22 July 2012, Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Ludwigshafen

edited by
Miriam Oesterreich and Reinhard Spieler

Lalitha Gopalan and Miriam Oesterreich

with an interview by Manan Ahmed with Rajkamal Kahlon

graphic design
Benjamin Schnepp, Heidelberg

ISBN: 978-3-86678-690-5
Format: 16,00 × 24,00 cm
Pages: 92
Illustrations: 64 colored and 5 b/w illustrations
Cover: Hardcover, bound

German | English


19,90 € ( 28,90 CHF ) (postage free inside germany)

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