Quit, India. (2013) Published in collaboration with Artspeak in Vancouver, Quit, India., documents and elaborates upon Divya Mehra’s two recent solo exhibitions at Canadian Artist Run Centres: Turf War presented at PLATFORM in 2010 and The Party is Over, presented at Artspeak (Vancouver) in 2011. It includes essays by: Amy Fung, Natasha Bissonauth, and Kendra Place. Special support for this project was provided by The Winnipeg Foundation.
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“…Through the appropriation of pop culture references, (Mehra) tackles larger socio-political concerns and issues of class, race, and gender, making their persistent complications and disappointments fair game. She tellingly frustrates her audience. . . to expose the anxieties of the South Asian diaspora. . . By integrating humor to reveal hypocrisy, Mehra’s work reminds those paying attention that this isn’t an equal world, and losing this belief, this privilege, is at the heart of her work.” — Excerpt from foreword by Kim Nguyen, and J.J. Kegan McFadden
74 pages, colour. 2013.