Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Big exhibit of big photos

Yes, the blog has been abandoned for much too long. C is back in the US. I'm still here in India.

Why no posts? I'm afraid I've been working at an insane pace, with continued unreliable electricity and internet. No too surprisingly, these can be helpful when one has much to accomplish. No email interruptions, etc.

My exhibition at the art museum is going on now. It has been met with some wonderfully positive responses and a few loud complaints. I remind myself that contemporary art should make you think. You don't have to like it.

I am thrilled, though, that some viewers are enjoying the spectacle. I sit for hours outside the building - the prints are on the outside of the museum - and enjoy watching the surprised faces reacting to the work.

I would give anything to have all of you back in the US here to see it.

A few pics from installation (click on the photo to see a larger version)

Checking the roof before hanging the prints

Shyamal repairing torn print, day 2

and the first few days.

Bartha standing below his portrait

This rickshaw driver was surprised to see me photographing passers-by from the opposite side of the street.

Many view the exhibit at night through the museum's gates

Note: We are having a record-breaking storm as I write now. I can't guarantee any of the prints will be intact in the morning. I hope so, but can't be sure. It's quite something out there!


Anonymous said...

Margaret - we miss you. When are you coming home? Coffee mornings not the without you. I loved the prints - thank you for posting them.


Anonymous said...

Whoops - I meant to say that coffee mornings are not the same without you.


Betsy said...

Soooo glad to see your post and to get a sense of the project. It looks absolutely wonderful. Wish I was there to see it in person. Only problem with this whole thing is I MISS YOU!!!! When are you back? We have a big bunch 'o birthdays to celebrate, you know. XOXOXO

Steve Ford said...

Whoa! When you said BIG photos, you MEANT it! I love the photograph of the photographer taking a photograph of your photograph. I also love the photogram that the photographer is photographing. And yes, I am a little dizzy just typing all that. :-)

Love you!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It looks great and we only regret that we are not there to see the exhibit--and you.
Lots and lots of love.
B and L

fred said...

You are truly amazing. The pictures are wonderful and the whole exhibition looks spectactular. You'd beeter have taken lots of pictures.

Nancy said...

This is truly amazing -- so wish I could get on a plane and see it in person -- not to mention seeing you. Any plans to return to this part of the world? Hope you are well.

Maggie said...

Oh, these are so wonderful! And yes, I wish I wish I could see the exhibit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie,

I tried to leave a comment yesterday - it didn't register. But I think of you every day and now seeing you and your work just makes me so happy and proud!

We all miss you and look forward to celebrating a big year of birthdays!

Lots of love,

Liz, Jak, et al.

Anonymous said...

Truly awesome--but you are, aren't you!!! Miss you--when are you coming home?!?!?!?