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GALLERY PROGRAM 24. - 28.04.2013


Tejal Shah „Between the Waves“, 2012 Five-channel video installation, colour, b/w, surround-sound 5.1, stereo sound duration between 26 and 50 min, Edition 3 + 2 AP Courtesy of Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich

Working across diverse media such as video, photography and drawing, Tejal Shah positions her work within feminist and queer politics. She is currently interested in the intersections of art, ecology and spiritual consciousness. Her works also focuses on topics of body, gender and natureculture while challenging normative social hegemonies. We are delighted to present the expanded version of Tejal Shah's work produced for dOCUMENTA (13). In addition to the film, the show will include new mixed media collages, photographs and drawings. The project is no vast sanctuary of shimmering waters and its ensuing crests and troughs, as the title suggests, but intimates a quake. The quietness of the title belies the velocity of the "Love waves" that ripple across the surface of the landscapes contained by this work. In the torn up nature humanimal unicorn characters engage in bizarre rituals. 

Tejal Shah, *1979 in Bhilai, Indien; lives and works in Goa, India.

2006: Saturday Live, Tate Modern, London
2007: Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, NY
2009: Lost and Found - Queerying the Archive, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
2010: Where Three Dreams Cross, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2011: The Incidental Self, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich
2011: Paris-Delhi-Bombay..., Centre Pompidou, Paris
2012: dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel
2013: Move on Asia, ZKM, Karlsruhe


Barbara Gross Galerie, Theresienstr. 56 Hof 1, 80333 München
Vernissage: April 25, 2013 at 6p.m. with an introduction of Tejal Shah