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Moving Still: Performative Photography from India

  • April 19 - September 02
  • Vancouver Art Gallery & Annex Theatre
  • Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Art Gallery proudly announces a major exhibition of works by thirteen artists based in India whose photographic practices focus on constructing and reconstructing realities. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India will be on view April 19 to September 2, 2019 and will showcase more than one hundred works, dating from the 1800s to the present. This exhibition examines themes of gender, religion and sexual identity using photography, an important medium in India since the mid-nineteenth century.

April 20th | 3 PM
Curators in Conversation: Diana Freundl and Gayatri Sinha
A conversation between exhibition co-curators Diana Freundl, Associate Curator of Asian Art and
Gayatri Sinha, Guest Curator.
Located in Room 4East of the Gallery. Free for members or with Gallery admission.

April 27th | 3 PM
Artist Talk by Pushpamala N
In partnership with Capture Photography Festival, this talk by artist Pushpamala N. discusses
the Bangalore-born artist’s clever work as a photo- and video-performance artist, sculptor,
writer, curator and provocateur.
Located in Room 4East of the Gallery. Free for members or with Gallery admission; Registration

May 15th | 7 PM
The Heller Lecture: Vivek Shraya
Vivek Shraya discusses Moving Still as an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of
music, literature, visual art, and film. Her best-selling book, I’m Afraid of Men (2018), was
heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra,
Part Time Woman, earned her a Polaris Music Prize nomination in 2018.
Located at Annex Theatre at 823 Seymour Street.

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