From shrine to plinth: studying the dialectics of Hindu deities displayed in the museum through artworks and their exhibition

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


In this practice-based research the writer compares the metaphysics of the Hindu temple and the museum, and studying the role of the Hindu deity in these two contrasting settings through her artworks. By exhibiting them in a multi-sensory, and meditative environment created in the museum building, she invites the visitor to physically engage with her artworks and consciously experience the tensions between the religious and secular identities of the deity.
Date of Award2010
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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