Banerjee, Rina b.1963 / With breath Taking Consumption Her Commerce Ate While She Was Being Eaten
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"With breathtaking consumption (2008; plate 3a-b) is seductively dangerous- one can imagine the silky feel of feathers against the sharpness of shards of glass vials. There is a creature at the centre of the rickety jute bed that threatens to bite. A horrible act driven by desire has happened here. Yet the bed, with its snaking talk of cow wire shells, thread, and the vials and feathers, seems to be transforming into a revengeful mythological creatures" - In the catalogue, Rina Banerjee Make me a Summary of the World, 2018, Make Me a Summary of the World by Jodi Throckmorton, page 23. 

"Drawn to organic shapes that reflect internal organs, the sexualization of the body, and "how we are built inside," she toys with connections in nature: corrals in relation to the coiled lobes of the brain, intestines, and more. These ideas are taken to their extreme in one sculpture form 2008 presents a bodily-like form as an unravelled mass of internal organs, spilling outwards from a wooden divan across the gallery floor. The consumption of desire and flesh itself is expressed in the work's cryptic title, which reads:  With breathtaking consumption her commerce ate while she was being eaten (2008; plate 3a-b)." - In the catalogue, Rina Banerjee Make me a Summary of the World, 2018, Rina Banerjee Global Travler, Rachel Kent, page 93

Rina Banerjee (b.1963, India)

With breath Taking Consumption Her Commerce Ate While She Was Being Eaten, 2008

Mixed media: Jute, wood charpai, cowerie shells, glass & thread
366 x 259 x 61 cm.
144 1/8 x 101 15/16 x 24 in.
Provenance:
Espace Gallery, New Delhi, India Current Location:
USA - San Jose Museum of Art InstallationSouth Asia

exhibitions

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NO
February 2021 - July 2021

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
July 2020 - October 2020

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Fowler Museum at University of California, LA
December 2019 - May 2020

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
May 2019 - October 2019

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
October 2018 - March 2019

Finding India: Art for the New century
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan
October 2010 - December 2010

Allure
Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
December 2008 - January 2009

publications

The Editors of ARTnews, Rina Banerjee at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
ARTnews (Magazine), 01/03/19
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Art + Education, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Art + Education (Press Release), October 2, 2018
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CBS Philly, ‘Make Me A Summary Of The World’ Exhibit Brings Indian Art To PAFA
(Press Release), July 7, 2018
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Finding India: Art of the new century
San Jose Museum of Art, Taipei, Taiwan (Catalogue), October - December 2010

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, Catalog
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and San Jose Museumof Art (Catalogue),

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