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Bodily relations and reciprocity in the art of Sonia Khurana

Wainwright, Leon (2017). Bodily relations and reciprocity in the art of Sonia Khurana. Cultural Dynamics, 29(4) pp. 255–274.

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Abstract

This article explores the significance of the ‘somatic’ and ‘ontological turn’ in locating the radical politics articulated in the contemporary performance, installation, video and digital art practices of New Delhi-based artist, Sonia Khurana (b. 1968). Since the late 1990s Khurana has fashioned a range of artworks that require new sorts of reciprocal and embodied relations with their viewers. While this line of art practice suggests the need for a primarily philosophical mode of inquiry into an art of the body, such affective relations need to be historicised also in relation to a discursive field of ‘difference’ and public expectations about the artist’s ethnic, gendered and national identity. Thus, this intimate, visceral and emotional field of inter- and intra-action is a novel contribution to recent transdisciplinary perspectives on the gendered, social and sentient body, that in turn prompts a wider debate on the ethics of cultural commentary and art historiography.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author
ISSN: 0921-3740
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 49434
Depositing User: Leon Wainwright
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 10:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49434
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