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Tales of Amnesia (Works)

Selected Works

Tales of Amnesia (the complete set), 2002/07. Digital C-prints, dimensions variable, edition of 5 (+1 AP). Tales of Amnesia
Cover (panel 1, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 18 x 14 in. Tales of Amnesia
Chewed off her tail (panel 2, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 8.25 x 17.25 in. Tales of Amnesia
Godzilla (panel 3, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 19.25 x 26.25 in.

Before information became ubiquitously available on the internet and easily shared on social media, the complexity and multiplicity of the pantheon of Hindu gods, saints and mortals, as well as their innumerable travails and adventures, was illustrated and made accessible to young readers through Amar Chitra Katha comic books. Firmly and emotionally anchored in the Indian psyche, Ganesh smuggles in expressions of female desire by altering these iconic images and employing the means of collage. Please note the exquisitely punchy, often explicit language of the speech in Ganesh's retelling, with its intermingling of the profane and the sacred, the mythological and the philosophical. Ganesh studied Art-Semiotics and Comparative Literature at Brown University, where she received her BA magna cum laude, before attending Columbia University for her MFA. Conceived as a zine in 2002, which at the time was available at Printed Matter, the gallery published Tales of Amnesia as a 21 panel series of C-prints in 2007. Tales of Amnesia
Series of illusions (panel 4, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 15.75 x 18 in. Tales of Amnesia
Swept into the river (panel 5, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 10 x 16 in. Tales of Amnesia
First encounter (panel 6, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 10 x 40 in. Tales of Amnesia
We are the children (panel 7, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 12 x 18.75 in. Tales of Amnesia
Bike accident (panel 8, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 22 x 18.75 in. Tales of Amnesia
Aneurysm (panel 9, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 11 x 22.5 in. Tales of Amnesia
The spell (panel 10, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 25 x 22.5 in. Tales of Amnesia
Down the hill (panel 11, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 15.75 x 21.25 in. Tales of Amnesia
Tea time (panel 12, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 11 x 24.25 in. Tales of Amnesia
Saw you on the subway (panel 13, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 28 x 21 in. Tales of Amnesia
Mother always told (panel 14, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 25 x 38.25 in. Tales of Amnesia
Dear X, my heart (panel 15, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 20 x 34 in. Tales of Amnesia
Under the bed (panel 16, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 16.5 x 18.75 in. Tales of Amnesia
What if/as if (panel 17, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 12.5 x 31 in. Tales of Amnesia
The Mystery (panel 18, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 20 x 20 in. Tales of Amnesia
Ghosts, telescope (panel 19, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Digital C-print, 20.25 x 38.25 in. Tales of Amnesia
The fire, the fire (panel 20, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Tales of Amnesia
Roxanne (panel 21, Tales of Amnesia), 2002/07. Tales of Amnesia

Chitra Ganesh

Tales of Amnesia

Tales of Amnesia Press Release

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