Date(s) - 28/05/2014
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Alliance Française de Trivandrum
A case of femme: An exhibition of paintings by Chithrakaran T Murali from 14 – 28 May at Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof. Kattoor Narayana Pillai at 5.30pm, 14 May @ Art gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum.
A graduate from Govt College of fine arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Chithrakaran T Murali is an artist and blogger from Kannur. He has done a number of group and solo shows, the latest being in Thiruvananthapuram.
Chithrakaran T Murali calls his works “images of resistance”. Murali’s works explore the trajectory of hegemonic material violence in the tumultuous contexts of the cultural history and social transformations in Kerala. He has painted the historic moments of subaltern revolt and resistance in south Travancore as in Channar Woman. His works make visible the repressive violence and representational dilemmas involved in the traditionalist and elitist iconography. His works are a critique of the barbaric practices prevalent hitherto in the society. His works are also recordings of unknown social struggles which brought about historic changes in the societal structure.