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  • Mar 09, 2022

Cambridge: Sutapa Biswas

Sutapa Biswas: "Lutmen"
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

“Lumen,” Sutapa Biswas’s first solo show in 14 years, began with Kali. The goddess loomed over viewers at the entrance of Kettle’s Yard in the mixed-media work Housewives with Steak-Knives (1983–85), holding a machete and wearing the severed heads of men strung on a necklace. At first glance, the image could be understood as the beginning of a bitter rage that permeated the whole show.

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