Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957 – 1974)

27 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Artists: Ritu Sarin Tenzing Sonam

Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957 – 1974)

27 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Artists: Ritu Sarin Tenzing Sonam

Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957 – 1974)

27 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Artists: Ritu Sarin Tenzing Sonam

Shadow Circus: A Personal Archive of Tibetan Resistance (1957 – 1974)

27 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Artists: Ritu Sarin Tenzing Sonam

Event excerpt

In collaboration with Natasha Ginwala, the exhibition attempts to unshackle and shed light on what anthropologist and historian Carole McGranahan calls, “arrested histories of the Tibetan resistance army”. It re-evaluates Lhamo Tsering’s personal archives in conjunction with the audio-visual material that Ritu and Tenzing gathered over the years and includes a re-edited version of their 1998 documentary – The Shadow Circus – to create a more complete and complex mosaic of this still largely unknown story. A hand-drawn guerrilla training manual in Tibetan by an unknown resistance artist that Lhamo Tsering saved becomes a vital entry point into choreographing this archival ensemble. The Cold War epoch is navigated via a personal journey that transcends the calculated alliances of geopolitical power blocs and sheds light on the human dimension of intelligence gathering, guerrilla warfare and clandestine resistance deployed in the service of an unfinished freedom struggle that continues to resonate today.

Artists

Ritu Sarin

Tenzing Sonam

Timing
  • Tuesday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location

Experimenter Colaba, 1st Floor, Sunny House, 16/18, B K Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai - 400001, Maharashtra, India.

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