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'Anyone to whom equality is integral is feminist': Artist Sonia Khurana talks about her aesthetic

A rare Indian performative artist, Khurana uses her own body, lying in the street, trying to fly, paying tribute to icons of drag, to explore outer situations and inner realities. And to challenge them.

She tries to defy gravity, flapping her arms like they could be wings. She lies down in the streets where pigeons gather around her. She is always in the streets, looking at the top of a plastic flower in an act of self-reflection. She inhabits abandoned houses.

Sonia Khurana is perhaps the first artist in India to use her body and sound in visual art practice to explore situational contexts and inner reality.

Khurana will be showcasing her work at the fourth edition of

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