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BRA10 Artist talk: Cop Shiva, Iaspis Studio Grant Holder in Göteborg

2017-05-12
Date: 16 May Time: 7-8.30pm Place: Konstepidemin, Hus 10 Address: Konstepidemins Väg 6, Göteborg, Sweden
Welcome to a BRA 10 artist talk with Cop Shiva! Cop Shiva is an artist from Bangalore, India and current Iaspis Grant Holder for an Artist in Residence at Konstepidemin. Cop Shiva uses photography as medium of expression and during the artist talk he will present an overview of his artistic practice.
 


Cop Shiva documents the complexity of rural and urban India and focuses on people and portraiture as a genre, concentrating on ideas of theatricality, performance and disguise in contemporary culture. He is fascinated with the idea of masquerade and the roles people play in public and private. One of the most acclaimed projects involved documenting the life of a rural school teacher as a Gandhi impersonator. This project has evolved to include a broader reached, that is to look at Gandhi’s ideals in contemporary India.

Cop Shiva began his artistic journey by joining the alternative art collective 1,Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery in Bangalore as a coordinator for this space. A member of the Karnataka Police Department since 2001 (which is also where he derives his artistic name) Cop Shiva, since 2010, has been dedicatedly working as a photographer. Cop Shiva began to document the complexity of rural and urban India, focusing on people and portraiture as a genre. He is fascinated with the idea of masquerade and the roles people play in public and private.

 Read more: http://konstepidemin.se/kalender/bra-10-artist-talk-cop-shiva/
 
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