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HALF THE SKY A2 PRINT by Riya Chandiramani

$3,000.00

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  • Size: Approx. A2 – 40 cm (W) X 53.5 cm (H)
  • About the piece: In Riya Chandiramani’s Half the Sky, Mother goddess Kali holds up the Quaker Oats mascot ‘Larry.’ Additional figures and an elephant sit on top of him. Kali bears the weight of man and animal, demonstrating that women provide for the world. Larry wears a necklace of breasts, giving him life, around which is a snake, symbol for a man’s penis. On either side of the figures is the famous Chairman Mao quote in Chinese, which says ‘women hold up half the sky.’ In 1949, propaganda posters showed Mao as a divine being and provided examples of ‘correct’ behaviour to the general public. Chandiramani references propaganda again in the bottom right of Half the Sky, with a cut out from a Quaker Oats cereal box. Here she suggests that political messages are often subconsciously distributed, including messages that increase the gap of gender equality.

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HALF THE SKY A2 PRINT by Riya Chandiramani

$3,000.00

  • Print:1/10
  • Size: Approx. A2 – 40 cm (W) X 53.5 cm (H)
  • About the piece: In Riya Chandiramani’s Half the Sky, Mother goddess Kali holds up the Quaker Oats mascot ‘Larry.’ Additional figures and an elephant sit on top of him. Kali bears the weight of man and animal, demonstrating that women provide for the world. Larry wears a necklace of breasts, giving him life, around which is a snake, symbol for a man’s penis. On either side of the figures is the famous Chairman Mao quote in Chinese, which says ‘women hold up half the sky.’ In 1949, propaganda posters showed Mao as a divine being and provided examples of ‘correct’ behaviour to the general public. Chandiramani references propaganda again in the bottom right of Half the Sky, with a cut out from a Quaker Oats cereal box. Here she suggests that political messages are often subconsciously distributed, including messages that increase the gap of gender equality.

10 in stock

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