Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
How do Indian women artists use their voice today? How do they deal with their social responsibility and the legacy of their feminist predecessors? What language do they find for the unexpressed? The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is presenting the first exhibition in Germany featuring six women artists from India. Aside from a few exceptions like the state of Kerala in the south of the country, India is characterized by a patriarchal society. The assumption that women are of less value than men is deeply rooted in the Indian mentality. Although women are equal before the law and the Independence Movement put their equality on the agenda, women are still severely disadvantaged and—as frequently addressed by the international media—often victims of violence. The exhibition pursues the question about how their own country’s past, present and future are represented from a female perspective.