Vivek Shraya: Trauma Clown

Vivek Shraya, Trauma Clown, 2019

Vivek Shraya: Trauma Clown

SUM gallery, Vancouver, BC - Apr 1 – Jul 1

by Robin Laurence

These photographs by multidisciplinary artist, author and musician Vivek Shraya examine what her statement describes as “the amount of suffering a marginalized artist shares in their work and the increase in their commodification.” Currently based in Calgary, Shraya staged a series of performance-based photo shoots in different theatrical settings, conveying experiences of pain and trauma to increasingly extravagant tributes from an unseen audience. Presented as part of Capture Photography Festival.

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