Krishna, beer, sex: Video art show dares

Thursday, 2 February 2006 - 12:40am IST
Lord Krishna chats about his wives over beer in a video which will be displayed at Very Funny, a humour in video art show at the Chemould Art Gallery.

An upcoming exhibition of video art in the city promises moral cartwheels. A man performs oral sex to an artificial organ strapped to a woman and Lord Krishna chats about his wives over beer in videos which will be displayed at Very Funny, a humour in video art show on February 4-11 at the Chemould Art Gallery.

The exhibition, which is part of the Kala Ghoda festival, will display works by Indian, Pakistani and British artists that could be construed as provocative. In a video by UK-based Shezad Dawood, titled Sunday Morning, Lord Krishna chats about wives—and life in general—with his pal Lord Ram over a beer in London.

Tejal Shah’s Chingari Chumma reverses gender roles in a Bollywood-style rape scene that includes oral sex.

“The audience might be offended, but would only grumble about our culture and all that. It is the trouble-creators whom I have to guard against. Chingari Chumma will be available only on request and I will hold the right to refuse,” says Gandhy.

“Most galleries don’t want controversies. But they should support provocative works by artists,” says artist Rajendra Kapse.


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