Each screen is exposed with excerpts from the Laws of Manu (circa 100 CE), an ancient Hindu legal text that codifies caste and patriarchy. As a Dalit woman born into the former “Untouchable” caste, Kain questions how this ancient text continues to be used as justification for caste and gender violence in modern India.

Exhibition Dates: 30 October – 13 December 2020
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Kirtika Kain The Solar Line I, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold paint, sindoor pigment, disused silk screen; 59 x 46 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line I, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold paint, sindoor pigment, disused silk screen
59 x 46 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line II, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold paint, sindoor pigment, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen; 82 x 79 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line II, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold paint, sindoor pigment, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen
82 x 79 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line III, 2020; Tar, gold pigment, sindoor pigment, disused silk mesh; 113 x 70 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line III, 2020
Tar, gold pigment, sindoor pigment, disused silk mesh
113 x 70 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line IV, 2020; Gold leaf, sindoor pigment, beeswax, archival adhesive, disused silk screen; 125 x 69 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line IV, 2020
Gold leaf, sindoor pigment, beeswax, archival adhesive, disused silk screen
125 x 69 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line V, 2020; Gold pigment, sindoor pigment, silicon carbide, charcoal, disused silk screen; 68 x 49 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line V, 2020
Gold pigment, sindoor pigment, silicon carbide, charcoal, disused silk screen
68 x 49 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VI, 2020; Gold paint, sindoor pigment, binder medium, disused silk screen; 59 x 46 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VI, 2020
Gold paint, sindoor pigment, binder medium, disused silk screen
59 x 46 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VII, 2020; Tar, sindoor pigment, iron filings, gold pigment, disused silk screen; 35 x 35 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VII, 2020
Tar, sindoor pigment, iron filings, gold pigment, disused silk screen
35 x 35 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VIII, 2020; Tar, gold leaf, gold paint, iron filings, silicon carbide, beeswax, tape, disused silk screen; 37 x 37 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line VIII, 2020
Tar, gold leaf, gold paint, iron filings, silicon carbide, beeswax, tape, disused silk screen
37 x 37 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line IX, 2020; Tar, gold leaf, rice paper, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen; 35 x 35 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line IX, 2020
Tar, gold leaf, rice paper, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen
35 x 35 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line X, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen; 88 x 88 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line X, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen
88 x 88 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XI, 2020; Screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, beeswax, disused silk screen; 64 x 49 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XI, 2020
Screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, beeswax, disused silk screen
64 x 49 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XII, 2020; Screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen mesh; 74 x 50 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XII, 2020
Screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen mesh
74 x 50 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIII, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen; 40 x 35.5 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIII, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, gold leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen
40 x 35.5 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIV, 2020; Oil paint, charcoal, gold paint, gold pigment, beeswax, copper leaf, disused silk screen; 90 x 80 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIV, 2020
Oil paint, charcoal, gold paint, gold pigment, beeswax, copper leaf, disused silk screen
90 x 80 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XV, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, rice paper, beeswax, tape, disused silk screen; 37 x 37 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XV, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, rice paper, beeswax, tape, disused silk screen
37 x 37 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVI, 2020; Tar, plaster, vermilion pigment, screen printing emulsion, silicon carbide, disused silk screen; 79 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVI, 2020
Tar, plaster, vermilion pigment, screen printing emulsion, silicon carbide, disused silk screen
79 x 58 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVII, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, silver leaf, copper leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen; 60 x 48 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVII, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, silver leaf, copper leaf, rice paper, beeswax, disused silk screen
60 x 48 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVIII, 2020; Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XVIII, 2020
Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIX, 2020; Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XIX, 2020
Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XX, 2020; Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, gold leaf, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XX, 2020
Oil paint, gold pigment, beeswax, gold leaf, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXI, 2020; Tar, copper leaf, beeswax, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXI, 2020
Tar, copper leaf, beeswax, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXII, 2020; Tar, plaster, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXII, 2020
Tar, plaster, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIII, 2020; Tar, gold paint, gold leaf, disused silk screen; 67 x 59 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIII, 2020
Tar, gold paint, gold leaf, disused silk screen
67 x 59 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIV, 2020; Tar, sindoor pigment, disused silk screen; 66 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIV, 2020
Tar, sindoor pigment, disused silk screen
66 x 58 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXV, 2020; tar, disused silk screen; 67 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXV, 2020
tar, disused silk screen
67 x 58 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVI, 2020; Tar, silicon carbide, cardboard, tape, disused silkscreen; 67 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVI, 2020
Tar, silicon carbide, cardboard, tape, disused silkscreen
67 x 58 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVII, 2020; Tar, plaster, rice paper, disused silk screen; 67 x 58 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVII, 2020
Tar, plaster, rice paper, disused silk screen
67 x 58 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVIII, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, copper leaf, silicon carbide, disused silk screen; 41.5 x 34 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXVIII, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, copper leaf, silicon carbide, disused silk screen
41.5 x 34 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIX, 2020; Tar, screen printing emulsion, copper leaf, rice paper, disused silk screen; 60.5 x 48.5 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXIX, 2020
Tar, screen printing emulsion, copper leaf, rice paper, disused silk screen
60.5 x 48.5 cm
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXX, 2020; Tar, gold pigment, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen mesh; 36.5 x 36 cm; more info; enquire
Kirtika Kain The Solar Line XXX, 2020
Tar, gold pigment, silicon carbide, beeswax, disused silk screen mesh
36.5 x 36 cm