ReVision: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew Solo Exhibition
September 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave.
Curated by Dr. Francine Weiss. For over twenty years, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew has been making photo-based works of art that deal with lesser known histories and immigration. Born in England, raised in India, and now living in the United States, Matthew draws on her personal experience and identity, and also collaborates to tell the stories of others from South Asia. These experiences and collaborations culminate in powerful and evocative works of art. Although she began her career as an accomplished still photographer, Matthew’s artistic practice has expanded to include installations and sculptures, which incorporate a unique blend of still and moving images and sound. These new works draw on archival photographs for their inspiration and re-examine historical narratives and the legacies of colonization. The exhibition will feature works from Memories of India, An Indian from India, Open Wound – Stories of Partition, and The Unremembered – Indian Soldiers from the Italian Campaign of WWII.