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CBC: ‘Oh my gosh! That would be bananas’ — 5 questions for Winnipeg artist Divya Mehra

July 17, 2019 — 

As CBC reports on U of M alumna Divya Mehra: 

“Oh my gosh! That would be bananas,” exclaimed Divya Mehra. “It’s like do I want to hear what people are thinking inside their heads all the time?”

Divya Mehra is one of Canada’s young, vibrant artists and a trailblazer in the art world today. She’s also from Winnipeg and if you don’t know who she is, well, you should.

Using mediums like sculpture, print, drawing, video, film and large-scale installations, Divya sees her work as re-contextualizing the bonds of colonization. It’s tough stuff to have a conversation about today.

In May, the Winnipeg Art Gallery opened Vision Exchange, the largest exhibition of its kind featuring 20 contemporary artists from India and artists of Indian heritage living in Canada. CBC Manitoba is a media sponsor of the exhibition and Divya’s latest piece, a large-scale inflatable Taj Mahal, is one of the central pieces.

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