Poornima Paidipaty interviews the artist Pallavi Govindnathan on two recent series, Acerbic Drips and Reconstruction, which chronicle the social, psychic, and physical effects of acid attacks on young women in Bangladesh. This conversation explores questions of masculinity in visual art, the politics of documenting and representing violence, and the corrosive effects of gender violence on social mobility and bonds of intimacy.
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Poornima Paidipaty; Reconstructing Corrosion: A Conversation with Pallavi Govindnathan. Public Culture 1 January 2010; 22 (1): 17–23. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2009-013
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