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Child's Play

by Himali Singh Soin
Like nursery rhymes about the black plague or fairy tales about dictatorial empires, here is a site-specific installation that employs a colorful playfulness in form to access dark and grave content. Galerie Espace Typographie in Paris, where Hema Upadhyay first recreated this dioramic view of miniature slum dwellings in Bombay, is a former textile godown, with natural lighting from a roof made of glass, with echoes from walls made of stone and appearing as a construction or storage site with concrete floors. The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, in contrast, was designed as recently as 20... [more]
Posted by Himali Singh Soin on 2/21/13