Modernist Identities in the Global South

MIGS

Curatorial Statement: Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South

Clive Kellner

Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South (MIGS) presented the works of three pioneering women artists, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–1941) and Irma Stern (1894–1966).

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A Ribbon Around a Bomb: On Some of Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portraits

Helena Chávez Mac Gregor

Writing about Frida Kahlo is difficult. So much has been said. Her work has been examined in the light of her letters, her house, her clothes, her personal belongings, her relationships, her suffering. What else can be said?

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A Retake of Sher-Gil’s ‘Self-Portrait as Tahitian’

Saloni Mathur

In Self-Portrait as Tahitian (1934) Amrita Sher-Gil, the part-Indian, part-Hungarian painter stands at the cosmopolitan helm of modern Indian art – apparently responding to Gauguin’s stylisation of the female nude.

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When Do Black Lives Matter?: Irma Stern’s Representations of Black Women in the Global South

LaNitra Berger

In this essay, LaNitra Berger provides an insightful self-reflective comparison between the Black Lives Matter movement and Irma Stern’s depiction of black women subjects in her paintings.