Mithu Sen on Art, Poetry, and Lingual Anarchy

In Conversation with
Natalie King
Melbourne, 8 June 2023

I met artist Mithu Sen in New Delhi during India Art Fair in 2011, when she was awarded the inaugural Skoda Prize for Indian contemporary art for ‘Black Candy (iforgotmypenisathome)’ (2010), a series of drawings whose hilarious, irreverent subtitle pokes fun at the patriarchy. A trophy was bestowed on her by Anish Kapoor during a lavish ceremony with guests resplendent in bejewelled saris.

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Image Credits: Mithu Sen. Opening event: Mithu Sen, mOTHERTONGUE, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (22 April–18 June 2023). Photo: Casey Horsfield.