Intimations of Mortality

Anita Dube1997

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art


  • Title: Intimations of Mortality
  • Creator: Anita Dube
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Type: Installation
  • Original Source: Collection: KNMA
  • Medium: Enameled ceramic eyes
  • Creator's Life: 1958
  • About the Artist: If the there has been a woman artist trying to subvert the female body in order to trick the male gaze using banal objects as well sacrosanct paraphernalia, it has to be Anita Dube. Trained in art history and criticism at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, Dube’s art practice has evolved to be multifarious making use of discarded objects, photography, performance and poetry/text. The beginning of her career had been infused with active art criticism and writing being involved with the formation of Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association(1987) which was based in Baroda and whose manifesto was written by Dube herself. Post disbanding of the group, she got increasingly invested in art making and her own individual practice.