Gauri Gill discusses “Acts of Appearance” at MoMA PS1 by Tausif Noor

Tausif Noor, ArtForum, June 18, 2018

"WHERE IS THE SPACE for artists outside of our city bubbles to be free to innovate and experiment?"


Over the past three years, the photographer Gauri Gill has worked with a group of thirty-three artists, including mask-makers and volunteer actors, from a community of adivasis—or indigenous people—in India’s Jawhar district. The resultant and ongoing series of staged color photographs, “Acts of Appearance,” 2015–, debuted at Documenta 14 in 2017. Here, Gill talks about the work, which is on view at MoMA PS1 in New York until September 3, 2018.