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Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)

Bollywood, the film industry of Mumbai, produces more films every year than Hollywood. The accompanying film posters often glorify the traditional relation between the sexes. Women are depicted as seductive beings, men as heroes who are able to conquer them. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew has recast some of these classical depictions into a critical commentary. With the aid of digital techniques she has manipulated the posters, and added portrait photographs of herself to them. In this way she stands the existing relations on their head, and plays in BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000) with the social expectations that she herself grew up with as a girl in India.

  • BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)


    Bollywood, the film industry of Mumbai, produces more films every year than Hollywood. The accompanying film posters often glorify the traditional relation between the sexes. Women are depicted as seductive beings, men as heroes who are able to conquer them. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew has recast some of these classical depictions into a critical commentary. With the aid of digital techniques she has manipulated the posters, and added portrait photographs of herself to them. In this way she stands the existing relations on their head, and plays in BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000) with the social expectations that she herself grew up with as a girl in India.

  • BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)

  • BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)

  • BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)

  • BOLLYWOOD SATIRIZED (1999-2000)

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